Excursion report
Wernigerode & “the Harz Mountains”

Our trip last weekend took us into the Harz Mountains to the small town of Wernigerode. Friday evening, we took the train from Dresden into the forest area around the “Brocken” (the highest mountain in Northern Germany) and arrived late in the evening in Wernigerode. After a good sleep at the Harz Hostel we were full of energy and ready to start our hike towards the summit of Brocken, which lies 1142 m above sea level, on Saturday morning. We set off in the charming village Schierke and passed various forests, the rails of the traditional steam train and idyllic […]