Woks, Yachts and Life under the Ice – Unique winter activities
9818 · By Jack Stacey
Winter brings some truly wonderful things to the table from Christmas markets, to shimmering snowscapes across the world.Read more
2019 Tour code: HZM20
About the tour
The Harz Mountains' timeless towns and landscapes are perfect for a taste of Advent tradition in Germany. Our tour visits three Christmas markets, two UNESCO-listed Old Towns and enjoys an exhilarating steam train ride.
This morning we experience one of the highlights of our tour - a wintry journey on the stunning Brocken Railway through the snowy forests to the summit of the Brocken Mountain.
As well as being the Harz's tallest peak, the Brocken Mountain is the host of Germany's highest narrow-gauge railway station. Later we descend back into Wernigerode, and enjoy time to explore its wonderful traditional Christmas Market, in front of the Town Hall. Wernigerode is a charming town, with elaborate half-timbered buildings overlooked by a stunning castle, and is brilliantly illuminated and decorated at this time of year.
HKK Hotel Wernigerode, Wernigerode
Enhance your holiday
Filled with medieval charm and Christmas markets