Winter in the Harz Mountains

Are you longing for a fairytale winter holiday? The Harz Mountains National Park in the very heart of Germany is the definition of a winter wonderland. Pillows of shining white snow cover the untouched nature of the parks surroundings, with only trees and the occasional rooftops peeking up from below. Those who are not fans of winter sports, which are very popular here, can discover the fascinating history and culture of the villages and towns in the Harz Mountains.

Enjoy an unforgetable winter tour throughout the Harz Mountains

Have you ever thought of organising a group tour to the Harz Mountains? How about a romantic winter tour to this beautiful region? We have already put together some ideas as to what your itinerary could look like.

Our tour suggestion

Day 1: Individual arrival to Wernigerode

You can travel to Wernigerode by coach or train. Alternatively you could also arrive by flight using either Leipzig/Halle airport (approx. 2 hours away by coach) or Berlin Tegel airport (approx 3.5 hours by coach or train). For more information, please refer to "how to get to our destinations".

Day 2: Wernigerode

Wernigerode is one of the major towns in the Harz Mountains. Apart from the majestic neo-gothic castle, late 13th century town hall and the half-timbered houses, Wernigerode is, thanks to its numerous choirs, also known for being a “choir town”. During your trip, you will take part in a walking tour of Wernigerode and a visit to the Wernigerode Castle.

Day 3: Brocken

On the third day of your winter tour, we recommend an excursion to the Brocken – the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains and the north of Germany. To reach the top, you can take the narrow-gauge railway “Harzer Schmalspurbahn” – a steam and diesel-powered railway network connecting all of the major towns in the Harz Mountainssuch as Halberstadt, Wernigerode, Nordhausen or Quedlinburg.

Day 4: Goslar

Goslar is an old mining town. Main attraction here is the UNESCO world cultural heritage site Rammelsberg. For over 1000 years, this mine has almost continuously been used for the extraction of ore. In 1992 the extraction stopped and the mine was proclaimed a UNESCO world heritage site. Ever since then it has been used as a mining museum. Spice up your day and spend it walking through Goslar and visiting the mysterious old Rammelsberg mine.

Day 5: Quedlinburg

The entire town of Quedlinburg is a UNESCO world heritage site – making it one of the largest memorial areas in Germany. Take a relaxing stroll through this marvellous town; see its cobblestoned streets, winding old alleys and about 2000 half-timbered houses. You can visit the hill-top Quedlinburg Castle and go on a tour through the 11th century Cathedral of St. Servatius and its treasury.

Day 6: Individual departure

Spend the week in the wintry nature of the Harz National Park, surrounded by cross country and alpine ski tracks, sparkling white footpaths, breath-taking views and captivating culture. Plan your journey to the Harz Mountains now and get ready for an unforgettable and magical winter experience! If you are interested in exploring the Harz Mountains during Advent time, we recommend a look at our summary of some of the most beautiful Christmas markets throughout the Harz Mountains.

Here you can find our group tour offer to the Harz Mountains. Please feel free to request an individual tour offer in Advent or winter time. We look forward to setting up a special wintry tour for your group!