In 2014, a very special observatory was opened in Sankt Andreasberg in the Upper Harz Mountains: the Sternwarte Sankt Andreasberg. The project is supported and financed by the non-profit association Sternwarte Sankt Andreasberg e.V. The aim is to make the sky accessible to all people - young and old, disabled and non-disabled - and to impart astronomical knowledge.
The grounds of the observatory at the Internationales Haus Sonnenberg offer excellent viewing conditions and low turbidity air at an altitude of 710 m above sea level.
The observatory's special features are for everyone: Experience nature, culture and science without barriers.
- Highest observatory in Northern Germany (710m)
- We have one of the 6 best night skies in Germany (according to the Bundesamt for Naturschutz).
- First completely wheelchair accessible observatory in Germany (first stage implemented)
- Awarded two education prizes
- Our second related project: The certification of the region around the observatory as one of the 60 worldwide star parks, because only this region in Northern Germany has this unique night sky.
- The Sternwarte St. Andreasberg is one of the BEST IN THE HARZ in the category NATUR PUR.
- The observatory is especially designed for astro-tourists and as a meeting point for amateur astronomers.
- We offer five pillars with power supply, on which your own telescopes can be mounted, lectures, workshops, planetarium projection, exhibition of models of celestial bodies and the arrangement of overnight accommodation.