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Harz National Park

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Address: Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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+49 4955 831306

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This is an awesome park the paths are easily accessed and the signs and directions are great. Parts of the woods seem to be dying there are many trees that have already been cut... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannover, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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505 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome park the paths are easily accessed and the signs and directions are great. Parts of the woods seem to be dying there are many trees that have already been cut down but many many require being cut down.

Thank IGW187351
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Hiking, by car, by train, you always can enjoy nature, the woods, the moors, climb on cliffs and have a lot of fun in the Harz.

Thank PatagoniaExpert
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited the Harz National park - the Brocken by travelling on the HSB railway form Wernigerode. It was a busy day when we went - lots and lots of people travelling on the train. Unfortunately the day we travelled to the Brocken you could hardly see anything with the fog enshrouding the area - but it appears that this... More 

Thank George B
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When in the Harz mountains you need to visit the top, the Brocken. There are several ways to get there but we took the shortest one. A 5.4 km trail through the woods gaining 540 alti meters, starting in Schierke. Drive to Schierke and go all the way to the end of the town, there is a nice parking just... More 

Thank Jean-Paul S
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Harzbahn allows you to explore and appreciate this National Park which is very extensive and has numerous tracks and roads for bicycles and walkers. There are areas of clearing brought about by tree felling and a few small areas where the bark beetle has caused damage, but this does not destroy the scenic beauty and atmosphere, For the intrepid,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The park is being devastated by a bark beetle so lots of the trees are dead which spoils the landscape

Thank scires2016
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I think the walking/mountain biking track from Brocken to Ilsenburg is part of the Harz National Park. It's downhill and very easy, but it does take about 5 hours, including rest breaks etc. The trail changes as altitude drops. When the track snakes next to a river through the forest, it is quite gorgeous. Am very glad I had the... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were driving from Amsterdam to Prague and this is the ideal point to stopover for a day or two. The hike to Brocken was really fun or you can also take the Harz steam train.

Thank amirkamran
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Of course the park is not really new - this year it has its 10 year anniversary. The park stretches between the two staes of Lower Saxony (western side) and Saxony Anhaltina (eastern side). Until the time of the park foundation most of the Harz was widely a wood harvesting entity, this park is still looking like a bit of... More 

Thank berobrinus
Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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110 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can wlak an d drive through a lot of woods and seen nice views on several places. If you are with children it is a lot of the same.

Thank JCB3225

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