Herzberg am Harz
the southern gateway to the Harz National Park
The small town of Herzberg, with its four recreation health resort districts; Sieber, Scharzfeld, Lonau and Poehlde are in close proximity to the National Park on the southern edge of the Harz.
A rich range of cultural attractions and the beautiful natural surroundings make the town and its districts a popular holiday area.
High above the city sits the more than 950-year-old Welfenschloss (Guelph castle). With the rare and unique timbered- framed architecture, it is one of the most important monuments of the Harz region and the largest timber frame castle in Lower Saxony. A permanent exhibition informs visitors about its history.
Hikers and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to explore the unusual landscape of the Harz. In and around Herzberg are many beautiful hiking trails around the town, such as the popular Jues Lake in the centre of town.
Right in the National Park Harz in the Lonau valley is the small district Lonau. Numerous hiking trails and exciting destinations such as the only natural waterfall in the western Harz, the grouse farm and the Hanskuehne castle make a visit worthwhile.
Explore the popular hiking area Sieber on over 50 marked trails with a total length of about 250km. A large leisure facility, an outdoor lido and adventure playground with a 50 meter long super slide creates a very special experience.
Pöhlde offers a colourful cultural programme with a variety of attractions, including the Monastery Church, the castle "King Henry Vogelherd" and Rhume spring, one of the largest Karst springs in Europe with the most water.
Scharzfeld has on a dolomite cliff towering high above the city the old ruins of the Castle Scharzfeld, the stone church on the slopes of Mount Steinberg and the special tourist attractions the Unicorn Cave, which is a natural and cultural heritage and one of the largest Karst caves in the Harz.