Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the Harz Mountains - holiday in the realm of ideas

Welcome to the IdeenReich Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the Harz Mountains.

The mountain and university town is the centre of the Oberharz. The diversity of Clausthal-Zellerfeld is characterised by the ideas and inventions of Nobel Prize winner Robert Koch and wire rope inventor Julius Albert. You will also find an important mining history, the famous Technical University, the exciting biathlon and the beautiful Harz countryside. No holiday wish remains unfulfilled here.

The centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Oberharz Water Management" Clausthal-Zellerfeld is famous for its great mining history, which you can learn about in the Oberharz Mining Museum which you can experience at first hand by travelling through a reconstructed mining shaft. The Technical University attracts students from all over the world.


The famous Clausthaler Robert Koch helped to shape the town and you can still see him here today on city tours and visit numerous places that were of great importance to him.

In addition to modern shopping facilities, the lively mountain farmers' market in Zellerfeld, which takes place every Thursday from June to October, offers farmers' market in Zellerfeld typical regional products and handicrafts. The variety of events in the town ranges from entertaining folklore events to the sporting Oberharz Sled Dog Adventure to the musical HarzClassix Festival. Since 2018, there has also been the exciting sled dog chariot race in autumn Indian Summer Race Oberharz the autumn counterpart to the Sled Dog Adventure and the family-friendl yOberharz Lake and Summer Festival which reflects the wide range of activities on offer in the Harz Mountains.

Active holiday in the IdeenReich Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Clausthal-Zellerfeld offers you a wide range of activities in the fresh, healthy Harz air in both summer and winter. Whether hiking, Nordic walking, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, biathlon or tobogganing - your holiday in Clausthal-Zellerfeld leaves nothing to be desired. In addition, new ideas and offers are constantly being added to the town's variety of activities.

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Visit the biathlon stronghold of Clausthal-Zellerfeld

In Clausthal-Zellerfeld you will find a state performance centre, a ski boarding school and perfect training conditions for both biathletes and recreational athletes. Thanks to the good training conditions, more and more biathletes from the Harz region, such as Arnd Peiffer, Karolin Horchler and Franzi Hildebrand, are competing at the top of the world biathlon sport. As a guest, you can also prove your skills on the professional tracks. In winter, of course, you can also go cross-country skiing here and, when there is no snow and in summer, you can ski the trails on scooters.

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