Harz Mountains Christmas Markets
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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.
We depart St Pancras by Eurostar after meeting at our exclusive Departure Office. In Brussels our journey continues to Cologne, where we change trains for Hanover. The final leg of our journey takes us by coach to Wernigerode, where we spend the next five nights at the HKK Hotel.
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.
Our rail excursion takes us to Quedlinburg, one of Germany's best kept secrets. The Old Town has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to one of the best preserved collections of medieval buildings in Germany, with its wonderful Romanesque Collegiate Church. The town is the perfect place to sample the true atmosphere of German Christmas Market tradition.
You are free on Day 4 to explore Wernigerode. You may perhaps wish to take a ride on the spectacular Harzquerbahn narrow-gauge railway or visit the impressive Wernigerode Castle,. On Day 5 we head to Goslar, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Adorned with over 1,500 half-timbered houses, a superb setting for one of the most charming Christmas Markets in Germany, we enjoy a guided tour here before time at leisure.
We transfer to Hanover to join our train, travelling first to Cologne and then to Brussels. Here we join the connecting Eurostar service to London.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.
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Visit traditional German Christmas Markets in the Harz Mountains