There are many historical places to visit in the Harz. Its 130 castles and stately homes testify to an illustrious past. This is the place where kings and kaisers ruled the land.

Walkenried

Ruins of the Cistercian abbey

Bad Sachsa

Spa town

Wernigerode

Half-timbered houses and baroque castle

Quedlinburg

Mediaeval court, cathedral and cathedral treasure collection

Goslar

Imperial Palace

Stolberg

Home of famous theologian and rebel leader Thomas Müntzer, with its lofty castle and the Joseph’s Cross observational tower

Sangerhausen

Town famed for the largest collection of roses in the world

Ilsenburg

Mediaeval settlement on the Romanesque Road

Kyffhäusen Castle

Ruined hilltop castle and impressive Barbarossa Monument

Blankenburg

Town with Baroque 17th century castle

Herzberg

Eleventh-century Welf dynasty castle, housing a facsimile of the Gospels of Henry the Lion