Harz mountains

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  1. injebreck99

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    Thinking of going to this area later on this year, anybody been and could recommend the area ?
     
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    Yes we went in August. Truly spectacular place....well worth a visit, some of the buildings are out of his world and so pretty.

    Goslar was one of the places we went...that's real neat

    Quidkingburg was something else...

    You could also drive a little further out to Colditz, that was well wow!!!

    We got most of our information from here..


    http://www.uncommon-travel-germany.com/harz.html


    After 20 odd years of exploring Franceits Germany all the way for the next few years :thumb:
     
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    Our first ever camping trip was in 1978 - a weekend in the Harz mountains. It was the end of May - bank holiday weekend. We were living not too many miles away in Soest.

    So off we went to the Harz with our frame tent we'd just bought off some friends - took everything except the kitchen sink! It was freezing up there in the mountains - Rex was OK - he was a roughy toughy soldier but me and the kids weren't impressed!

    Didn't stop us camping though :Wink:

    Can't remember the name of the site we stayed at - we actually found it again in 2002 - just by chance - going to try and find it again this year!:Smile:


    We went to look at the East German border in 1978 - very sobering - and when we went back in 2002 we even managed to find the village we'd been to that day!
     
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    Lovely part of the world and I am sure you will have a great holiday.

    We toured the area on a motorbike and had a wonderful time.:thumb:
     
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    Stellplatze at Wernigerode is very close to the rail station (narrow-gauge steam) to get a train to the top of the Brocken mountain. Takes about one hour but the views are worth it, although it can get quite windy.
     
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    Our visit was a little before that when we were stationed in Paderborn but well worth the visit
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    Roger & Sheila.:Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    Is Colditz still visitable then. I went there about 10 years ago and they had just started converting the castle into a hotel/conference centre. It was good to see the tunnels etc, but can you still do that?
     
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    Have just been informed you can (2012).
    There is a museum as well as a tour, either self guided or with an English speaking guide.
     

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