YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Editing Harz

Jump to: navigation, search

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 1: Line 1:
{{pagebanner|Harz banner.jpg}}
 
 
 
The '''Harz''' [http://www.nationalpark-harz.de/en/] is a low mountain range in the Central Uplands of [[Germany]], famous for its historic silver mines that brought prosperity to the region and to the Kingdom of Hanover. The Harz forms part of the federal states of [[Lower Saxony]], [[Saxony-Anhalt]] and [[Thuringia]].
 
The '''Harz''' [http://www.nationalpark-harz.de/en/] is a low mountain range in the Central Uplands of [[Germany]], famous for its historic silver mines that brought prosperity to the region and to the Kingdom of Hanover. The Harz forms part of the federal states of [[Lower Saxony]], [[Saxony-Anhalt]] and [[Thuringia]].
 +
[[Image:Goslar_Weihnachtsmarkt.jpg|320px|thumb|The Christmas market in Goslar]]
 
It lies between the river Elbe and Weser in the states of [[Lower Saxony]], [[Saxony-Anhalt]] and, to a small extent, [[Thuringia]]. The range runs for sixty miles from northwest to southeast and is 20 miles wide. The terraced plateaus are made of limestone, sandstone and slate and have been cut by many narrow, deep valleys. The two highest peaks in the area are the legendary and mysterious Brocken (1,141 metres or 3,743 feet high) - just higher than [[Snowdon]] - and the Wurmberg (971 metres or 3,186 feet high),  both of which are made of granite. The higher, northwestern area is known as the Upper Harz (''Oberharz'') and the lower, southeastern area is the Lower Harz (''Unterharz''). The highest mountains - around the Brocken - are sometimes called the High Harz (''Hochharz'').
 
It lies between the river Elbe and Weser in the states of [[Lower Saxony]], [[Saxony-Anhalt]] and, to a small extent, [[Thuringia]]. The range runs for sixty miles from northwest to southeast and is 20 miles wide. The terraced plateaus are made of limestone, sandstone and slate and have been cut by many narrow, deep valleys. The two highest peaks in the area are the legendary and mysterious Brocken (1,141 metres or 3,743 feet high) - just higher than [[Snowdon]] - and the Wurmberg (971 metres or 3,186 feet high),  both of which are made of granite. The higher, northwestern area is known as the Upper Harz (''Oberharz'') and the lower, southeastern area is the Lower Harz (''Unterharz''). The highest mountains - around the Brocken - are sometimes called the High Harz (''Hochharz'').
  
Line 13: Line 12:
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
[[Image:Goslar_Weihnachtsmarkt.jpg|320px|thumb|The Christmas market in Goslar]]
 
  
 
The Harz is divided into 2 main regions:
 
The Harz is divided into 2 main regions:
Line 24: Line 22:
 
==Towns==
 
==Towns==
  
 +
* [[Bad Gandersheim]] — the town's origins can be traced back to the 9th Century, when it was an important administrative centre
 
* [[Bad Harzburg]] — charming spa town, ancient cable car and base for walks in the surrounding hills
 
* [[Bad Harzburg]] — charming spa town, ancient cable car and base for walks in the surrounding hills
* [[Bad Lauterberg]] — spa town, beautiful shopping street
 
 
* [[Blankenburg]] — quaint former East German town and home to an imposing castle
 
* [[Blankenburg]] — quaint former East German town and home to an imposing castle
 
* [[Braunlage]] — the main ski resort and cable car to Lower Saxony's highest peak, the Wurmberg
 
* [[Braunlage]] — the main ski resort and cable car to Lower Saxony's highest peak, the Wurmberg
 
* [[Clausthal-Zellerfeld]] —  a resort in the Harz Mts; its manufactures include textiles and wood products; the town was once a centre for the mining of copper, zinc, and lead ores
 
* [[Clausthal-Zellerfeld]] —  a resort in the Harz Mts; its manufactures include textiles and wood products; the town was once a centre for the mining of copper, zinc, and lead ores
 +
* [[Einbeck]] - historic market place with timber-framed houses rich of ornamentation and unique medieval carvings
 
* [[Goslar]]  — gateway to the Harz
 
* [[Goslar]]  — gateway to the Harz
 +
* [[Halberstadt]] — playing a piece of music that's scheduled to last for 639 years
 +
* [[Osterwieck]] — historic town is situated on the river Ilse, north of Wernigerode
 
* [[Quedlinburg]] — its beautiful town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
 
* [[Quedlinburg]] — its beautiful town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
 
* [[Sankt Andreasberg]] — former mining town
 
* [[Sankt Andreasberg]] — former mining town
Line 136: Line 137:
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 +
 +
{{movelistings}}
 +
 +
*<eat name="Sonnenberg Hotel" alt="" address="Sonnenberg 8, St. Andreasberg" directions="5km from St. Andreasberg and Braunlage" phone="" url="http://www.sonnenberghotel.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""> The bar and bistro serves a variety of traditional and non-traditional continental cuisine.</eat>
 +
*<eat name="Bavaria Alm" alt="" address="Torfhaus 38" directions="on the B4 federal road at Torfhaus" phone="05320 331034" url="http://www.bavariaalm.de/index.php?id=46" hours="9am-12pm daily" price="" lat="" long="">A Bavarian-style restaurant in the middle of the Harz. Food based on Bavarian specialities and a handy location on the main road with plenty of parking (pay and display). A place for a hearty meal after a hard day's walking or sightseeing. They also do a breakfast buffet on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Line 145: Line 151:
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
* [[Bad Gandersheim]]
+
* [[Brunswick]]
* [[Wolfenbüttel]]
 
 
* [[Göttingen]]
 
* [[Göttingen]]
* [[Halberstadt]]
 
 
* [[Hildesheim]]
 
* [[Hildesheim]]
* [[Sangerhausen]]
+
* [[Magdeburg]]
 +
* [[Erfurt]]
  
 
{{isPartOf|Northern Germany}}
 
{{isPartOf|Northern Germany}}

You may have to refresh your browser window in order to view the most recent changes to an article.

All contributions to Wikitravel must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. By clicking "Save" below, you acknowledge that you agree to the site license as well as the following:

  • If you do not want your work to be re-used on other web sites and modified by other users please do not submit!
  • All contributions must be your own original work or work that is explicitly licensed under a CC-BY-SA compatible license.
  • Text and/or images published on another web site or in a book are likely copyrighted and should not be submitted here!
  • Wikitravel has strong guidelines on links to external web sites. Links to booking engines, hotel and restaurant aggregator sites, or other third-party sites will be deleted.
  • Contributions that appear to be marketing or advertising will be deleted.

To protect the wiki against automated edit spam, we kindly ask you to solve the following CAPTCHA:

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page: