The Brocken, at 1,142 metres the superstar among the Harz mountains, can be reached by steam train.

The Wurmberg, where the town of Braunlage is situated, has a gondola lift, drag lifts and skiing facilities.

The Ravensberg and Stöberhai mountains and the Oder Dam are within hiking distance of Haus Doris, as are several long-distance hiking trails.

In the Eastern Harz: Rappbode Dam, Bode Gorge, Hexentanzplatz plateau, and Roßtrappe granite crag

Germany’s most northerly winegrowing area of note.