Impressions

The Harz Mountains

The Harz is a German Mountain Range, which is about 100 km long and 35 km wide. One distinguishes the 600 - 800 m high Upper Harz “Oberharz” (with the 1,142 m high Brocken) in the northwest and the 300 - 400 m high under Harz “Unterharz” in the southeast.

Hexenbankweg Panorama
Hexenbankweg Panorama

The Brocken

The Brocken with 1,142 m is the highest mountain in the Harz. The often misty and mysterious mountain is also called block mountain Blocksberg and is the scene of numerous legends, like the Walpurgis Night in the book Faust by the german poet Goethe. You can walk on it or take the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway Harzer Schmalspurbahn (see excursions below). Bicycle groups can accept the challenge and conquer the Brocken by mountain biking too.

The Harz National Park

The National-Park Harz - a wonderful landscape of 600-1142 m above sea level.

Generally the climate of the Upper Harz “Oberharz” (including Hahnenklee) is much colder. Here you will find during the winter ideal weather conditions like downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, snowboarding or tobogganing.

During the warm seasons, you can relax in the Harz also good. The surrounding area has many bathing ponds and lakes, and is ideal for swimming, splashing and relaxing. If you want to do something for your health and fitness you will find your opportunity. Hiking / Nordic walking / Jogging / Mountain biking along the ponds, the lakes, the forests and challenging road bike tours, canoeing, there are unlimited possibilities for an active holiday in the Harz Mountains. Enjoy your own adventure.


Further attractions in the Harz

Hexenbankweg Panorama
Hexenbankweg Panorama

In addition to the health resort Hahnenklee there are in the region further interesting places to visit. In the following we give you some ideas for planning your vacation as our guests:

Swimming, water parks, sauna, wellness
Information and addresses (PDF approx. 200 KB)

World Heritage „Oberharzer Wasserregal“, World Heritage „Rammelsberg“, Mining, Museums
Information and addresses (PDF approx. 200 KB)

Greatest wooden church, imperial palace „Kaiserpfalz“, monastery Wöltigerode, Castle of Wernigerode
Information and addresses (PDF approx. 200 KB)

Bowling, theater, cinema, western town, Harz Narrow Gauge Railway, glass factory
Information and addresses (PDF approx. 200 KB)

We and the Hahnenklee Tourist Information would also advise you locally in Hahnenklee.