Harz National Park
About Harz National Park
Harz National Park is a nature reserve, and one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The place has an area of 247 km2, 95% of the area covered with forest trees. The park is popular for hiking and ice skating. The park is registered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Attractions near Harz National Park
The Achtermannshöhe in the Harz National Park is about 925 m above sea level is the third highest mountain in Lower Saxony. It is located near Königskrug and belongs to the non-parish Harz region of the Goslar district. One of the nice trekking destination and also a picturesque spot which gives a wide panoramic view of this area.
One of the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany with an elevation of 1,141 metres. This mountain has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils. Today it is part of the Harz National Park and hosts a historic botanical garden of about 1,600 alpine mountain plants. One of the beautiful locations in this area which was blessed with natural beauty.
At 971 m above sea level, the Wurmberg is the second highest mountain in the Harz and the highest in Lower Saxony. Its summit is located due south of the Brocken and roughly 400 m south of the state border with Saxony-Anhalt. The two mountains are separated by the valley of the Kalte Bode, which in this area is about 660 m above NN.
Wurmberg Gondola Lift is the longest in Northern Germany, with a vertical height of 1,312 feet (400 m) and a length of 2.7 km. It starts from the Braunlage tourist resort to the top of the 3,185 feet (971 m) high Wurmberg mountain.
The Protestant Gustav Adolf Stave Church is a stave church situated in Hahnenklee, in the Harz region, Germany. The church is a free copy of Borgund stave church in Norway, with adaptions to fulfill its role as the Hahnenklee parish church. The construction began in 1907, and the church opened its doors for use on June 28, 1908.
One of the largest show caves in the West Harz. A karst cave developed in dolomite strata that is part of the Zechstein. It was made accessible to visitors by the construction of an entrance gallery. Since then 270 metres of the total length of 610 metres have been opened up as a show cave. The Unicorn Cave is one of the three information centres of the Harz - Brunswick Land - Eastphalia National Geopark.
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Discover more attractions in Lower Saxony, where Harz National Park is located
It is the second-largest state by land area, with 47,624 km2 (18,388 sq mi), and fourth-largest in population (7.9 million) among the 16 states of Germany. Most of the state's territory was part of the historic Kingdom of Hanover. Agriculture, strongly towards the livestock sector, has always been a very important economic factor in the state.