Excursion destinations in the Upper Harz

Sights, highlights and insider tips

Whether you are spending a weekend or a longer holiday in the Harz Mountains: There are many attractions and sights that you should definitely discover and experience in the Upper Harz. Visit historic mining sites, drivable tunnels and unique natural monuments. Let yourself be enchanted not only by the scent of herbs, but also learn about their potential healing powers. Become a glassmaker and create your own personal souvenir that will remind you of your wonderful stay for a long time to come. Try your hand at disc golf or magical glow golf, feel like Robin Hood at archery.


Ride through the beautiful Harz landscape. Let off steam with the kids on a very special adventure playground or go in search of traces of the region's famous personalities together. Be one of the first to be fascinated by the phenomenal, 65 metre high new landmark in Torfhaus. The ultra-modern excursion tower combines farsightedness, weightlessness and plenty of adventure with a mega slide. And don't forget to slow down, perhaps with a relaxing boat trip, a visit to the thermal baths or a cold drink. Choose the best excursion destination for you in the Oberharz!

Excursion destinations in the surrounding area

Excursion destinations in the surrounding area are also worth a visit. A tip in advance: why not leave your car behind and explore these hotspots free of charge by bus with the Harz holiday ticket (HATIX). Fancy a tobogganing experience when there is no snow in the Harz Mountains? Then you should head to the summer toboggan run in Sankt Andreasberg. Or visit the lynx enclosure in Bad Harzburg and take a close look at the typical Harz animal. Enjoy the special experience of a ride on the historic Brocken railway with steam locomotive. There is all this and much more to discover in the surrounding area. Just browse through our offers!



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Bad weather tips

Even in the Harz Mountains, the weather can be less than rosy. But a good mood is still guaranteed, because we have put together some very special "bad weather tips" for you. For example, how about a visit to the local history centre in Altenau-Schulenberg or discover the Samson silver ore mine in Sankt Andreasberg. Perhaps you would rather enjoy a "warm stay" in the Kristall Therme Altenau? Why not let our tips inspire you!



Kristall-Saunatherme Altenau Oberharz
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