Living is one thing, but entertainment is also required
Active holidays in the Harz
In addition to cultural sights, numerous hiking experiences and relaxation, a stay in the Harz region also allows numerous outdoor or indoor activities.
Activities in the Harz region - with a lot of action for children and adults
In the midst of the Harz mountain range Titan RT the more than 450 metres long suspension bridge offers a an unusual way to cross the Rappbodetalsperre (dam of the river Rappbode). Still looking for more thrilling adventures? During a ride with Megazipline adventure seekers can glide about the reservoir in the Rappbodetalsperre, swing above the water surface with the Gigaswing under the hanging bridge or explore the wall of the dam by wallrunning in Wendefurth. Our insider tip is a visit during sundown on the Titan RT bridge – fantastically romantic! The “Wurmberg” (worm mountain) in Braunlage, the highest mountain in Lower Saxony, attracts winter fans to the biggest winter sports area in North Germany. During the warmer months two playgrounds wait at the summit, a petting zoo and the monster scooter for big and small visitors can be rented. During summer or winter time – the surrounding hiking trails are a great experience at every season.
All year round the summit can be reached comfortably with the Wurmberg cable railway. There is also a cable car and chairlift in Hahnenklee at Bocksberg. Besides, the Bocksberg mountain experience world offers monster scooter for rental and carts, a fun park with trampoline, sliding tower as well as a bike park for mountain bike fans. In winter the mountain experience world also changes to a winter sports area. Beside the cable car the treetop path below the Burgberg attracts many guests to Bad Harzburg. High up the treetops the leaves are as close to touch, forest animals are can be discovered and the development of the different geological eras can be explored. Our insider tip is the “Wipfelglühen”, a guided tour with torch-light on the treetop path. The tree suspension railway in Bad Harzburg leads about more than 480 metres with up to 15 km per hour from the Burgberg down to the ending point of the treetop path. Besides, you can enjoy the view to the Brocken and reach out for the treetops seated in a belt system.
Bad weather options and indoor offers in the Harz region for families
To escape from rainy, murky weather, the Harz region offers numerous possibilities for various experiences. A visit in one of the numerous leisure baths in the Harz region is always an option. Only a few driving minutes from Quedlinburg the leisure and sports centre is situated in Halberstadt. Beside a sports pool, an adventure pool and an outdoor pool the SeaLand also offers a children's slide. Alternatively, the Vitamar leisure bath in Bad Lauterberg invites you with a big pool with hourly waves sessions, children's slide and fun pool. In the neighbouring town Bad Sachsa the experience bath Salztal-Paradies attracts all visitors with fun pool and a tyre slide full of action. Right next to the leisure bath you can find an ice hall for ice skating.
In the centre of Bad Sachsa ambitious explorer can discover different climbing stations in the indoor-climbing hall in the “Ravensberg Basecamp”. The HaWoGe indoor-playground in Halberstadt can be discovered together by children and adults. Climbing elements with several levels, tunnel, children's slides and trampolines are waiting to be conquered. The “Luftfahrtmuseum” (aviation museum) of Wernigerode guides you in the high air. In the technology museum numerous airplanes, a Transall aircraft with gigantic children's slide can be visited on the roof top and flight simulators are offered. There are other museums with cultural offers in Quedlinburg and the closer surroundings (internal link on culture).Quedlinburg und der näheren Umgebung.
Mines and caves in the Harz region: A secret world for young and old researchers
Whether at active or very warm temperatures, the mines and caves in the Harz region are worth a visit at both weather conditions. In the town Oberharz am Brocken there are the limestone caves ”Rübeländer Tropfsteinhöhlen”, cave “Baumannshöhle” and the cave “Hermannshöhle”. In the cave Baumannshöhle the Goethe hall and the lake “Wolfgangssee” are open to the public. In the cave Hermannshöhle live the only olms in Germany, a caudate amphibian. Besides, a cave bear skeleton and the unique crystal chamber with the Calzit crystals can be discovered here.
In Harztor, close to Nordhausen, the tunnel “Rabensteiner Stollen” as the only coal visitor's mine in Central Germany grants an insight into the everyday working life of the miners. The underground can be entered with the mine train. An insider tip is the mine train journey with candle-light atmosphere on well-chosen week-ends during Advent time! The limestone cave “Iberger Tropfsteinhöhle” in Bad Grund allows a special insights into the past: In the cave experience centre guests can visit an exciting exhibition about the oldest extended family proved by DNA of the world.