You can spend wonderful holidays in northern Germanys highest mountains, the Harz. Not only hikers and winter sports enthusiasts find the best conditions here, the Harz also offers all kinds of variety, for wellness lovers and those interested in culture.
Apartments, Holiday houses, Pensions and Apartments in the Harz
Carefully decorated accommodations in historic old towns like Wernigerode, Quedlinburg or Goslar await you in a holiday apartment in the Harz. You can feel just like home, in your apartment with one or more benefits. You can opt for a great summer vacation in the Harz Mountains, with everything that goes with it. Spend the day at one of the many lakes or hike through the Mountains. It is also ideal place to pursue your hobbies; there are a variety of recreational opportunities such as fishing, diving, golf or Nordic walking. Couples and families with children or with a dog, will find special accommodations in the Harz Mountains. The Upper Harz is mostly chosen for skiing holidays. You will absolutely enjoy your winter holiday here.
Have fun all day in the snow, go sledding, skiing or enjoy a winter hike, then warm up by the fireplace in the evening and leave your worries behind. And the perfect way to end a cold day is at the in-house sauna. In the Harz you will also find several holiday apartments for couples and families in the many half-timbered houses.
Weather and Climate in the Harz Can Vary a Lot
The weather in the Harz Mountains can be very different from one place to another. It highly depends on the location of each individual village. On the Brocken, the highest point of the Harz, it is generally a few degrees cooler and rainier than in the Harz foreland. And the wind speeds can be significantly higher. Maximum values are measured during storms, on the 1,142 meter high Brocken. There can be up to 200 foggy days in the year on the Brocken.
The values in Wernigerode can be considered as an approximate value for a climate assessment. Average temperatures for the whole year are around 9 ° C. The highest value with 23 ° C can be reached in July. While in January, the lowest temperature to be expected is -2 ° C; but it can also get colder. Cold winters and warm summers regularly alternate in the Harz mountains. The precipitation amounts are distributed relatively equally over the year. There are between 12 and 17 rainy days per month. For city breaks and for hiking you should preferably rent a holiday apartment or a holiday house between April to September. The area is popular for winter sports enthusiasts, due to its snow reliability. You should book your holiday home in advance.
Fabulous Places and Numerous Sights in the Harz
The Harz is a magical place that offers a lot of sights. Discover idyllic untouched nature, historic buildings and legendary places. Take a trip from your apartment to the Brocken, the Rosstrappe to Thale or experience the historic cities of Goslar, Wernigerode or Quedlinburg. If you like hiking, the Harz is just right. Plenty long-distance hiking trails Kaiserweg, Karstwanderweg, Selketalstieg, Harzer Hexenstieg and many more lead through the mountains. On your way through the mountains and natural forests you will encounter many rare plants and animals. It is also worthwhile to hike to the lynx enclosure in Bad Harzburg, where you can meet the rare lynx up close.
Make your holiday a discovery holiday and explore the wonderful villages with their historic buildings. Wernigerode, the colorful city on the Harz, invites you to stroll through the historic old town. The city center with its numerous half-timbered houses offers a unique sight. And the majestic castle of Wernigerode towers high above the city.
But Quedlinburg, with its historic center and UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Goslar Rammelsberg or the Upper Harz water management are ideal for exploring history. Every place in the Harz region has its own charm to discover. In Bad Sachsa and Bad Harzburg you will find renowned natural brine Spas, at Braunlage sled and ski slopes, the Wurmberg cable car and several lifts. Rent your holiday home or apartment near your excursion area, to avoid long travelling.
Family Time, Excursions and Activities
Rent a large and comfortable apartment or a holiday home for a family holiday. A quiet and nice time with the children spent in a holiday apartment in the Harz. Enjoy your holiday with your family and your dog in a holiday home with sauna, fireplace or winter garden. The private atmosphere allows you to move freely with the whole family and to completely recover from everyday stress. Many apartments are equipped with Wi-Fi and TV. For a cheap booking it is worthwhile to look for last-minute offers for a holiday home in the Harz Mountains.