Wernigerode has many tourist attractions. The town centre is practically all half-timbered houses typical of Lower Saxony. The neo-gothic Wernigerode castle towers above the town and can be seen from a good distance away. The surroundings of Wernigerode are very attractive too. The Harz narrow gauge railway starts here and goes via Schierke to the Brocken and across the Harz region to Nordhausen in Thüringen.
Forests, moors and watercourses. Enjoy the landscape of the Central Uplands – unique and rich in species - in one of the biggest national forest parks in Germany. The national park spans two federal states, having been created in 2006 by joining the national parks in Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Visitors are fascinated by this steadily developing wild region. This is an excellent foundation for a refreshing and exciting holiday. Come and pay us a visit!
The Brocken is a place of extreme weather conditions. Because of its exposed location in the north of Germany, the summit is above the tree line. With short summers and long winters, snow cover for many months, violent storms and low temperatures even in summer, the climate on the Brocken resembles that in the Alps at an altitude of 1,600 – 2,200 m, or the climate in Iceland. Since it is much higher than the regions surrounding it, the Brocken has an annual average rainfall of more than 1,400 mm, which is the highest in northern central Europe.more about this holiday destination