Tag Archives : Harz

Taking The Train

And not just any train! We are referring to the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, one of the most popular attractions in the Harz region. It is a network of 140 km railways, connecting the principal cities and offering one of the very few possibilities of going to the top of the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz. Lars and…

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Starting in Osterode

On the second day of our trip, Lars and I first went to the southeast of the Harz, to a small town called Osterode. We didn’t have any specific plans in mind here. Let’s just say that Osterode was on our way to a specific destination and we were just curious. Curious to see what it looked like. Because it…

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Mist At The Rabenklippe

Rabenklippe means Raven Crag in English and is actually a enormous granite rock formation in the Harz National Park. The name sounded interesting, so Lars and I were very eager to see it. Getting there was quite a challenge though; most of the time we drove on very slippery narrow roads in the middle of a dense forest. When we…

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Idyllic Ilsenburg

Next destination of our first day in the Harz was Ilsenburg. As you can see on the map, Ilsenburg is located in the north of the Harz. It is a small town, with about 10.000 people. Last time we were in the Harz, Lars and I concentrated on the bigger places, now it was time to discover small gems. The…

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The Harz – Bad Grund: Where we could have danced

The Harz is scattered with pretty, cosy villages where it looks as if time has stood still. I was surprised to see so many buildings from the 17th – 18th century or earlier that are still in very good condition, even in the smallest villages. And I especially like the wood-carvings. Bad Grund is such a village. Apart from the…

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The Harz – Innerstetalsperre: What’s that thing?

A couple of minutes after our arrival, a lot of clouds appeared and I switched to black and white pictures. As always, you can tell us which ones you like best in the comments below! Our attention was also drawn by a strange construction in the water. The Viking and I started guessing what it could be, without reaching a…

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The Harz – Innerstetalsperre: A bit of sunshine

Innerstetalsperre means Innerste Dam, Innerste being the name of a river. This dam was built in the 60ies and its purposes are – according to Wikipedia – “the supply of drinking water, flood protection, water flow regulation and hydroelectric power generation.” It’s less impressive than the Okertalsperre, but also less touristic, so less people around. When we arrived, the sun…

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The Harz – Lautenthals Glück: Entering the mine

In the main building at Lautenthals Glück, there are a couple of exhibitions. You can see models of the mine, smaller equipment and information about different metals and minerals. And last but not least, you can visit a part of the mine. But… I have a problem. As a child, I was terrified by darkness. Or at least by complete…

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