The city of Sankt Andreasberg is 600-900 meters above sea level, the highest mountain town in the Harz and stands out with colourful wooden houses, the yellow bell tower and the steep mountain roads.
For hikers and nature lovers Sankt Andreasberg is a popular tourist destination thanks to its 200-kilometers long network of trails through the Harz National Park, spring flowering meadows and in summer the open position on the high sunny plateau.
The Samson mine museum is UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of the Upper Harz Water Management System, offers its guests on a journey down to a depth of 190m a fascinating glimpse into the history of silver mining. On display, among other things, is the internationally famous and last of its kind worldwide still preserved; man engine. The Harzer Roller Canary Museum is in the horse gin (Gaipel) at the pithead - one of the specially bred budgie species of the Upper Harz.
In the National Park House in Sankt Andreasberg journey into the wilderness: enter into an exhibition plus adventure cinema as well as numerous events based on nature.
Sports and leisure activities for young and old can be found at the Sky Rope Course with around 60 stations set high above in the trees, or the 550-meter-long Summer Toboggan run and on the Nordic walking and mountain-bike trails.
A wide range of winter sports ensures Sankt Andreasberg is even in the cold months, a popular holiday destination.
In the ski-resorts Matthias-Schmidt-Berg and Sonnenberg alpine skiers and snowboard enthusiasts will find different runs of varying degrees of difficulty, a freestyle track for snowboarders, two double chairlifts, several tow lifts and many refreshment opportunities.
Cross-country skiers can enjoy on the several hundred kilometres long trail network the beautiful winter landscape.
All toboggan fans can have fun at the Teichtal, with illuminated slopes or take the fast snow tubing run in Sankt Andreasberg.