Covering more than 24,000 hectares, Harz National Park spans two German states, including Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony. The park is home to the country’s most northerly mountain range and has a diverse landscape of giant beech wood forests, granite rocks and rushing creeks, which can all be explored by hiking, biking or cross-country skiing.
Discover the ancient legends and rugged scenery of Harz National Park on one of the many well-maintained trails, such as the Goethe Path or Harz Witches’ Path. If you’re after mountain wilderness, climb to the summit of Mount Brocken or ride the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway to the peak for a more relaxing adventure.
Are you an adrenalin junkie? Tackle the mountain bike trails or arrive in winter to explore over 140 kilometers of groomed cross-country skiing trails. There are various slopes to race down in both Sonnenberg and Torfhaus.
Harz National Park is located in central Germany approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Hanover and Leipzig. With ample parking and scenic roads, a rental car is ideal for exploring the park. Trains arrive at Bad Harzburg in Lower Saxony, which is a short bus ride from the park’s western entrance.