Harz Mountains

Be prepared for a special visual treat when you next visit Germany. After having completed everything that is there to view in the cities, and after having completed all your shopping, it is time to take a break in the laps of Mother Nature. What else could be more picturesque apart from paying a visit to Harz Mountains that arises in the form of an island above the plains of Middle-Eastern Germany?

Tourists will be interested to know that these mountains are the highest in Germany that lie on the north of River Main. Apart from that, it is also an extremely ancient mountain range. Whatever you would love to find in a mountain range, are available in the Harz Mountains.

Harz Mountains, Tefeferic of Thale

Harz Mountains, Tefeferic of Thale

Lovers of water sports will be thrilled at the waterfalls, large reservoirs, and the streams that this mountain range offers. If you look at these mountain ranges from a helicopter, it will seem as if the mountain is shaped like a table with its sides dropping away.

Lovers of geology will also find a treasure trove in these mountain ranges, especially in the Oker valley which is renowned for its eye-catching rock formations. Do not miss out visiting the Oker reservoir and the Romkerhall waterfalls that is situated adjacent to it. It is one of the most picturesque natural sights in Germany.

The wealth of the region can be gauged by looking at the vibrant half-timbered buildings in the quaint towns. Lovers of history should check out the Walkenried Abbey that is situated in the southern part of the mountain.

Harz Mountains

Harz Mountains

Some of the best Romanesque architectural examples can also be found over here, inclusive of numerous palaces, castles, and buildings from the Ottonian era. Tourists can take part in various activities like inline skating, rock climbing, horse riding, and cycling over here.

Do not miss out on a trip on the historical narrow-gauge railway that goes up to the highest peak of this mountain range.

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