The Harz Mountains' timeless towns and landscapes are perfect for a taste of Advent tradition in Germany.Our tour visits three Christmas markets, two UNESCO-listed Old Towns and enjoys an exhilarating steam train ride.On Day 5 we head to Goslar, another UNESCO World Heritage site.Adorned with over 1,500 half-timbered houses, a superb setting for one of the most charming Christmas Markets in Germany, we enjoy a guided tour here before time at leisure.
narrow-gauge railway or visit the impressive Wernigerode Castle,.This was the nicest, most peaceful hotel in our 8 country adventure.We loved the room (although a bit small for two), the amazing breakfast, the fabulous restaurant and the location.Great variety and wonderful staff looking out for us that we had all we needed or wanted:) We had the two bedroom apartment as we traveled with our young son and a grandparent.The apartment was fully equipped allowing us to have small meals/snacks right there.
Our rail excursion takes us to Quedlinburg, one of Germany's best kept secrets.The Old Town has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to one of the best preserved collections of medieval buildings in Germany, with its wonderful Romanesque Collegiate Church.Very pleasant experience, I certainly recommend this hotel in this beautiful middle-age town with so much old architecture.Hotel is in an excellent location for visiting Quedlinburg and the Harz. This historical hotel is located south of the Schlossberg mountain, near the centre of Quedlinburg. Come and stay in this beautiful listed building, which provides the perfect blend between historic design and contemporary comforts.With its unique location at the foot of castle hill our house is the perfect starting point for exploring the city and the surrounding area. read more By paying visitor`s tax you are entitled to go by public bus and tram for free in the administrative district Harz.
Thanks to the quiet ambience you will enjoy a relaxed stay in one of our 16 lovingly furnished rooms. Our lovingly furnished rooms are equipped with cable TV, phone, minibar, shower, toilet and hairdryer. Enjoy an unforgettable stay in a single or double room. We know from experience that our guests appreciate this offer.
This morning we experience one of the highlights of our tour - a wintry journey on the stunning Brocken Railway through the snowy forests to the summit of the Brocken Mountain.
As well as being the Harz's tallest peak, the Brocken Mountain is the host of Germany's highest narrow-gauge railway station.
According to legend, this is the place where Henry l was invested with royal dignity, thus becoming the first king of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
UNESCO describes the old town of Quedlinburg as an “extraordinary example of a medieval European town.” In the town centre there are around 800 houses that are designated as a single monument.