Rübeland Limestone Caves
The Rübeland caverns found between two rugged upward-jutting boulders in the Bode Valley lend this region its unique characteristic. A visit to the caves is a must for every visitor.
Explore the Baumann and Hermann Caves for the awesome spectacle created by millennium-old limestone formations.
The Baumann Caves are bejeweled with stalactites and stalagmites. Most spectacular of all is the Goethesaal (Goethe Hall), German’s only subterranean theater, and the manmade Lake Wolfgang, which together have made the caves famous across Europe.
The caves are open daily from May to October.
Distance from hotel: 13 km
At 415 meters across and 106 meters high, the Rappbode Dam (Rappbodetalsperre) is the largest dam in the Harz. Completed in 1959, it holds over 109 million cubic meters of water. Today it provides drinking water to towns and cities throughout eastern Harz.
This majestic structure has something for everyone. Catch your breath as you cast a sweeping view across the lovely Harz landscape. Head over to HARZADRENALIN to test your derring-do on Europe’s longest zip-line or rappel down the side of the dam.
Distance from hotel: 10 km
Between Aschersleben und Harzgerode stands the High Medieval Castle Falkenstein (Burg Falkenstein).
Built between 1120 to 1180, it is a mainstay of the Romantic Route.
Today the castle houses a museum and a falconry. The restaurant’s traditional renaissance cuisine is well worth a visit.
Distance from hotel: 31 km
At 1141 meters, the Brocken is the highest mountain in northern Germany. Having given rise to dozens of sagas and a view that positively takes one’s breath away, it is one of German’s most popular attractions. On a clear day one can see as far as the Großen Inselsberg mountain in the adjacent state of Thüringen.
A narrow- gauge steam train takes visitors languidly to the top. One of the most famous hiking routes is the Goethe Way (8 km).
Distance from hotel: 42 km