Considered to be one of the prettiest spa towns of Northern Germany, the blissfully peaceful town of Bad Harzburg offers visitors a regenerating respite amidst natural beauty and soothing springs. The unique saltwater thermal spas are used for medicinal purposes, the healing properties of which can only be heightened by the town’s enviable location in the midst of the Harz National Park. Architectural interest will be captured by the ancient ruins and beautiful buildings that pepper the centre, and gastronomes will be satisfied by the enticing array of cuisine of offer here.
Visitors seeking some historical heritage can ride the cable car to the remarkable ruins of Grosser Burgerg, an 11th century fortress that resides upon a vertiginous hilltop. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the North German Plain beside the Canossasaule, an imposing column in remembrance of significant historical figures. The Lutheran Parish Church harbours aesthetic delights within, featuring elaborate paintings by prominent painter Adolf Quensan, while the Wandelhalle exemplifies classic architectural wonder.
Due to its small size and dedication to health resorts, Bad Harzburg doesn’t possess traditional cultural highlights such as theatres or museums; however, modern culture can be enjoyed within the Bier Bistro Cinema or in the dynamic and dimmed depths of the Sole-Therme, the town’s primary thermal spa. Submit to serenity amongst the saunas, steam rooms and springs that saturate this elegant and energising place.
Within the timbered walls of this typically traditional brewery, fine German fare and refreshing ales are served. The Brauhaus is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors due to its wholesome, hearty portions and rich and robust flavours. Savour magnificent meat dishes accompanied by authentic sides such as pickles and red cabbage before sipping on the sweet nectar of locally brewed beer.(Breite Str. 22, 38667 Bad Harzburg, Germany)