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Falkenstein/Harz

Harz with its seven regional districts is located in the south-eastern part of the Harz and inspires with an environment that is characterized by two very different landscapes.

  • Burg Falkenstein
  • Konradsburg im Sonnenuntergang
  • Landschaftspark Degenershausen (Foto: Verein Degenershausen)

The north-eastern Harz region, with its wide corridor of rich fields, lead gently down to the forested highlands of the eastern Lower Harz plateau, before opening upwards to the impressive Selketal Valley.

Hiking enthusiasts, cyclists and nature lovers will find numerous hiking trails and bike routes within a stunning setting. The 18-hole golf course at Castle Meisdorf and the motor sports complex, Harz-Ring create the correct environment for golf and motor sports fans.

The town of Falkenstein takes its name from Castle Falkenstein that stands high over the Selke Valley in the middle of a nature reserve. The impressive castle is one of the most visited monuments of the Romanesque Road. Between the years of 1220 - 1235 the Sachsenspiegel, the first law book of the German Middle Ages, was compiled at the behest of Lord Graf Hoyer von Falkenstein. In addition to the courtyard and the museum, the castle has its own falconry.

Also worth seeing is the impressive testimony to the cultural landscape of the Harz which can be found on the Romanesque Road, is Konradsburg near Ermsleben. Once built to protect the imperial estate of the Harz, was later to become a Benedictine monastery, and then over the following centuries as a cultural, intellectual, social and economic centre of the eastern Harz.

The museum courtyard in Meisdorf, the Gleim-meeting in Ermsleben, the windmill tower at Endorf and the Water Mill on the Selke Meisdorf, and the Landscape Park Degenershausen are worth a visit. Numerous churches distributed over the villages round out the cultural offerings.

Tourist information

Ermsleben
Markt 1
06463 Falkenstein/Harz OT Ermsleben
Telefon: 034743 96010
postfachnoSpam@stadt-falkenstein-harz.de
www.stadt-falkenstein-harz.de

Tourist-Information Meisdorf
Hauptstraße 31
06463 Falkenstein/Harz OT Meisdorf
Telefon: 034743 8200
touristinfo-fvv-meisdorfnoSpam@gmx.de

 

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