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The Harz Witches Trail Short Break

Experience the bets of the Harz Witches Trail on this 5 day short break itinerary. One of 'Germany's Top Trails', it crosses a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. Take in evergreen and coniferous forests, rocky canyons, towering cliffs, medieval half-timbered villages and the famous Brocken. The highest peak in the Harz Mountains, the Brocken is the focal point of the pagan Walpurgis night festival, when according to myth, witches and devils abound. A hike through the Bodetal gorge is a wonderful finale before reaching your end destination of Quedlinburg, the jewel in the crown of the Harz's traditional villages and towns. Spend your evenings reflecting on the highlights of the trail over a hearty German meal and a beer or local schnapps. The Harz Witches Trail is the best way to experience this often overlooked region of Germany.
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Top moderate
19.1 km
5:10 h
339 m
598 m

Walk to the Brocken, highest mountain in the Harz before descending on foot to Drei Annen Hohne.  Take the Brockenbahn (included) to Schierke, ...

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Top moderate
17.1 km
4:40 h
169 m
336 m

Return to Drei Annen Hohe with the Brockenbahn from where you will continue downhill through forests and unusual rock formations to the ...

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Hiking Route · Harz
Walk from Neuwerk to Thale
Top moderate closed
24.4 km
7:10 h
298 m
500 m

Cross the Rappbodetalsperre before walking along a forest path to Treseburg & Thale. From there take a train to reach Quedlinburg

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