I travelled as a guest of the German National Tourist Office and Harz Mountain Tourism Board to explore the Hraz region of Germany. This area is remarkable as within easy commuting distance are a series of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historical sights. This page summaries what I discovered on my trip.
Highlights of the Harz region video.
In my video you will see the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway that runs steam trains to the summit of the Brocken, which is the highest point in Northern Germany, Goslar (including the Imperial Palace), Rammelsberg Mine, Upper Harz Water Management System, Quedlinburg and Wernigerode castle.
Harz Narrow Gauge Railway – Brocken Line Video
The steam train that travels up to the highest point in the Harz Mountains.
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See all the photos I took of the Harz Region Germany