The amazing Harz Mountains

Why not spend some relaxing days in Ilsenburg, a pretty little town and climatic health resort situated right at the foot of the highest mountain in Northern Germany, the Brocken Mountain (1.142 m)? Ilsenburg is an ideal starting point for walking tours and winter sports in the Eastern Harz Mountains. Holidays are definitely a special experience at any time of the year and the country house hotel Landhaus „Zu den Rothen Forellen“ a perfect and romantic place to stay in Harz National Park.

Hiking at its best

Enjoy the “Ilsefälle” and the magnificent vista from the “Ilsestein” to the impressive Brocken massif as well as the extensive hiking network. The town of Ilsenburg itself boasts several historic monuments, such as the romantic monastery church, and is a perfect starting point for exploring the nearby towns of Goslar, Wernigerode or Quedlinburg. It is this mixture of nature and culture which makes the Harz Mountains so exceptional and worth discovering.

(Pictures: Harzer Tourismusverband e. V.)

Culture and history in the Harz Mountains

Hiking and standing on the summit of the Brocken Mountain in stormy weather are just one part of what makes the Harz Mountains so appealing and worth a visit. A great variety of cultural events and numerous places of interest attract many tourists from all over the world. The “Straße der Romanik”, for instance, is a must for lovers of historic sights, and you should also make sure to go for a stroll in the medieval town of Goslar and in Quedlinburg, now a UNESCO world heritage site. In the Harz Mountains German history truly comes alive.