1 Bauhaus

Heighten your aesthetic appreciation of clean lines and creative thinking at this seminal design school.

2 Lutherhaus Wittenberg

Discover the origins of the Protestant Reformation and the people who triggered it.

3 Händel Festival

Spoil your ears with the melodious work of George Frideric Handel in his home town, Halle.

4 Quedlinburg

Germany at its half-timbered best.

5 Sauna in Altenau

With facilities to rival any of the spas and saunas that dot the Harz, Altenau’s saunas and outdoor pools also boast splendid views.

6 Bode Valley

Hike a deep and verdant valley to see the Harz mountains at their most picturesque.

7 Rübeland

Atmospheric limestone caverns that can be explored without the need for risky speleology.

8 Skiing

The varied terrain of Braunlage is the Harz’s largest resort, with its most dependable conditions.

9 Walpurgisnacht

Let your imagination run riot during ancient celebrations of witches and the supernatural.

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