One of the 'Top Trails of Germany', the Harz Witches Trail crosses a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. Traverse the Harz Mountains National Park from Osterode to Thale taking 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.