Self-catering Germany - Harz

The picturesque Harz Mountains in central Germany form a natural border between the federal states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. It occupies an area of nearly 2 000 square kilometres in length and measures more than 90 kilometres. Choose from holiday homes in Germany near Brocken – Northern Germany’s highest peak measuring 1,141 metres, and enjoy spectacular views of undulating valleys and alpine meadows. Book your accommodation in Germany with NOVASOL today and unlock the power of the German mountains.

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Unlock a History of Wealth

Dig a little deeper into the Harz region’s past on your self-catering holiday and you never know what treasures you might uncover. A geologist’s dream location, the Harz region is well known for having a rich past – literally. Silver was always found in plentiful quantities here, and those interested in the history of Germany, may also be interested to discover how the ancient Cistercian Monastery in Walkenried helped this region become one of the richest and most powerful in Germany.

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Explore cuisine from your holiday homes

Although local specialties of the Harz Mountains do not include many vegetables, there are some fantastic regional dishes that you can’t miss! Venison originates from the woods in the Harz Mountains, so lovers of meat and game dishes will find this especially delicious. Harz cheese is also one of the oldest types of cheese and has been made as a local delicacy for hundreds of years.  Either check out local restaurants with their traditional German cuisine, or prepare your own at your holiday homes in Germany.

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Active or relaxed – You and the Harz Mountains

Lovers of both activity and relaxation will find endless pleasure here in the Harz Mountains. Enjoy long walks, hiking, cycling or any other sports and strike a balance with plenty of time resting in the tranquillity of nature and going to the spa. You can visit numerous medicinal spas and baths in this region, where fresh air and calm is abundant.  Rent some of the best holiday homes Germany has to offer through NOVASOL and spend your break just as you wish.

Fantastic nature in the Harz region

Unspoilt and carefully protected nature in Harz National Park is rife and mainly representative of typical Central European fauna. Rent your German holiday homes here and feel transported into a fairy-tale woodland of spruce, oak and beech trees. Your forest holidays can be made particularly special if you spot roe deer, wild boar or wild cats running freely. If you keep your eyes on the sky, you may also spot buzzards, falcons, woodpeckers and blackbirds flying right above.

Incredible landscapes

Are you ready to delve into a unique mountain landscape whilst self-catering Germany? The Harz plateau reaches an extensive altitude of 600 metres and combines such a diverse variety of land forms and landscapes. Enjoy views of the central highlands with their bizarre rock formations, still mountian lakes, murky bogs teeming with wildlife, deep valleys, gushing mountain rivers, majestic waterfalls and large dams. With a photo opportunity around every corner, you'll be amazed by this region on your self-catering holidays.

Local mythology

Harz, Saxony's former imperial territory is a historically important region full of mysterious legends and tales. The highest mountain in the region - Brocken of the Harz Mountains (also called Blocksberg) is home to the legendary witches that allegedly come out to play on Walpurgisnacht. Join locals and tourists alike on this special night and enjoy bonfires, songs and stories and plenty of fancy dress. Be inspired by this place like Goethe was when writing Faust. Bring a copy with you and read it if you dare at your villas in Germany.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL are the experts of European self-catering travel with thousands of properties in Germany and years of experience. Whether you are keen to explore the Harz region, or perhaps you are looking for a trendy Berlin apartment – NOVASOL has a home from home for you. Simply use our website and book safely and securely 24/7, or call our main booking line where someone would be pleased to help you.