No visit to the Harz Mountains in Germany should be considered complete without riding on the historic and thoroughly magical “Brockenbahn” railway. The Brocken narrow gauge Harz Mountain train is powered by steam engines and winds its way to the peak of the Brocken, the highest point in the Harz.Read More
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The rolling foothills of the Harz mountains that surround Quedlinburg feature forested terrain with open, rolling meadows, some hills and plenty of farmland – perfect for those who need to stretch the legs and mind a bit on an easy wander. We’d heard about the Quedlinburg Old Watch Tower (“Altenburgwarte”) that was located approximately 0.5 miles (just under 750 meters) from the southwest edge of town, on a sandstone ridge overlooking the village below. Craving exercise with our typical added dose of touring, we headed out from just below the Schlossmuseum (“Castle museum”) through a park and then along...Read More
Most Germans we talked to hadn’t even heard of Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains when we told them where we had been or were going. Yet we found it to be a village that was beyond-cute, chock full of history, surrounded by superior landscape, and filled with really nice folks who loved every last tourist who found his or her way there. Quedlinburg (www.quedlinburg.de ), in the former eastern part of Germany in the Harz Mountains, escaped the ravages of World War II. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has more of those adorable, crooked, half-timber houses lining...Read More
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