The range of what there is to see and do in the Südharz Kyffhäuser region includes a charming landscape that is perfect for hiking and cycling, to impressive works of art, historic half-timbered towns, lovingly designed country cafés and handmade delicacies.
Throw a stone into the deepest castle well, taste the only real schnapps in the oldest grain town in the world and find out how the first Harz cheese might have been made in the oldest village in Thuringia - this and much more can be experienced by visitors to Südharz Kyffhäuser! Look the legendary Kaiser Barbarossa in the eye at the Kyffhäuser Memorial and visit his legendary underground castle hidden in the Kyffhäuser mountains - the Barbarossa Cave. The fascinating landscape in the Kyffhäuser and Südharz nature parks can be explored on three quality hiking trails. Cycling enthusiasts can ride down the mountains on their mountain bikes or cycle leisurely along the rivers and mountain landscapes.
Families can watch a wild gang of monkeys on the Straussberg, climb up the Possen, venture underground with a helmet and chug through the Harz Mountains with a puffing steam engine. Culture lovers can sink into what is probably the most extraordinary round "wimmelpicture" with over 3,000 figures in the Panorama Museum, admire a golden carriage that is more than 300 years old in Schloss Sondershausen, listen to the 400-year-old Loh-Orchester at the Nordhausen Theatre and admire the Leaning Tower in Bad Frankenhausen, a tower that leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Vacation spots Südharz Kyffhäuser
Make way – Boarding starts now! Here in Nordhausen, the nostalgic trains of the Harz Narrow-gauge Railways begin their winding journey towards Mount Brocken.
With its picturesque half-timbered houses and the ruins of Hohenstein castle towering over the town, Neustadt has a distinctive flair.
Situated on the northern slope of the Kyffhäuser Mountains, Kelbra is an ideal starting point for hikes in the Southern Harz mountains and excursions to the Kyffhäuser monument, the Heimkehle cave or the royal palace of Tilleda.
In the former residence of the principality of Schwarzenburg-Sondershausen the centuries-old musical tradition comes to life to this day.