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Herzberg am Harz

The southern gateway to the Harz National Park

The small residential town of Herzberg, with its four recreational and climatic health resorts of Sieber, Scharzfeld, Lonau and Pöhlde, lies in the immediate vicinity of the Harz National Park on the southern edge of the Harz Mountains.

A rich range of cultural attractions and the beautiful natural surroundings make the town and its districts a popular holiday area.

The more than 950-year-old Castle Herzberg towers high above the town. With its rare and idiosyncratic half-timbered architecture, it is one of the most important architectural monuments in the Harz region and the largest half-timbered castle in Lower Saxony. A permanent exhibition informs visitors about its history.

Hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities in the region to discover the Harz Mountains and its extraordinary landscape. In Herzberg, beautiful hiking trails extend in and around the town. A popular destination is the lake Juessee, a sinkhole lake in the centre of the town that was formed between 8,000 and 14,000 years ago.

As part of the Harz National Park, the small village of Lonau offers the Lonau Valley, numerous hiking trails and exciting excursion destinations such as the only natural waterfall in the Western Harz, the capercaillie show enclosure and the Hanskühnenburg.

The popular Sieber hiking area can be explored on over 50 signposted trails with a total length of approx. 250 km. A large leisure complex, a lido and the adventure playground with a 50-metre-long super slide provide a special experience here.

Pöhlde offers a diverse cultural programme with a variety of sights such as the monastery church, the castle complex "King Heinrich's Vogelherd" and the Rhume spring, one of the largest and most water-rich karst springs in Europe.

In Scharzfeld, next to the ruins of Scharzfels Castle towering high above the town on a dolomite rock and the stone church on the slope of the Steinberg, is the Unicorn Cave. As one of the largest karst caves in the Harz region, this natural and cultural monument is a very special tourist attraction in the south-western part of the Harz Mountains.

Herzberg is also a popular holiday destination in winter. For more information on winter sports in Herzberg, visit wintersport.harzinfo.de!

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Tourist-Information Herzberg am Harz

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