Bad Harzburg Travel Guide

  • Bad Harzburg
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  • Views from the obelisk
    Views from the obelisk
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    Bad Harzburg train station
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Bad Harzburg Things to Do

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    by Colzy Written Oct 29, 2004

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    The so-called 'Canossa-Saule', an obelisk erected in 1877 in honor of Otto von Bismarck and his saying 'Nach Canossa gehen wir nicht' (“We will not go to Canossa”) is another must see. The views of the city from here are very nice.

    Bismarck holds his much-quoted speech to show he is resolved to gain the upper hand over the Catholic Church. The phrase "We shall not go to Canossa" reflects Protestant pride in the newly unified Germany and the belief that the Roman church and the Catholic powers over Europe, including Habsburg Austria, had held Germany back from fulfilling it's political destiny.

    Views from the obelisk

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    by Colzy Written Oct 28, 2004

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    It is definitley worth walking up this hill above Bad Harzburg. The incline is no problem especially if you take your time and the paths are extremely well maintained.

    At the top you will find the ruins of an 11th Century fortress built by Heinrich IV. There are some very nice views of the town from ths vantage spot and also a very nice little restaurant to have a coffee or a bite to eat.

    There is also the possibilty of catching the cable car to the Burgberg and skip the walk altogether. It has been operating since 1929 and is Germany’s northernmost large-cabin cable car (482 m/1581 ft).

    Autumn in Bad Harzburg
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    by Colzy Written Oct 18, 2004

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    It was extremely nice to walk through the centre of this quaint town. Plenty of interesting shops and buildings to admire and lots of nice places to sit back and enjoy a coffee as well. Bonus!! Dont feel like coffee? No problem, enjoy some delicious mulled wine instead. Some interesting decorative hedging was sprinkled through the centre which was also quite nice.

    You will find the tourist information centre here also at 86 Herzog-Wilhelm-Str.

    Opening hours of the tourist information are:

    Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 8.00 pm
    Saturday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
    Sunday, holidays: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

    If you are doing any hiking whist in Bad Harzburg you can find some very good maps here.

    Bummalallee
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Bad Harzburg Hotels

  • Ringhotel Braunschweiger Hof

    Herzog Wilhelm Strasse 54, Bad Harzburg 38653

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Kurhotel Am Stadtpark

    Am Stadtpark 2, Bad Harzburg, 38667, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Victoria

    Herzog-Wilhelm-StraÃ?e 74, Bad Harzburg, 38667, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Rosenau

    Goslarsche Strasse 9, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, 38667, Germany

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Seela

    Nordhauserstrasse 5, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, 38667, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Haus Prinz Hotel

    Hindenburgring 1, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Villa Feise

    Rudolf-Huch-Strasse 20, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, 38667, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Minotel Germania

    Berliner Platz 2, Bad Harzburg 38667

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Michels Kurhotel Vier Jahreszeiten

    Herzog Julius Stasse 64, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, 38667, Germany

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Bad Harzburg Transportation

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    by Colzy Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    Location:
    on the northern rim of the Harz mountains, elevated between 180 and 555 metres above sea level (between 590 and 1,820 ft) in eastern Lower Saxony.

    Northern road connection :
    Motorway A395 to Braunschweig and to
    the motorway A2.
    Western road connection: National road B6
    and B82 to the motorway A7.
    Eastern road connection:
    National road B6 to Wernigerode, Quedlin-
    burg and Halle/Saale.

    Railroad connection:
    Railway station in Bad Harzburg; next ICE (high-speed train) stations are Braunschweig and Hildesheim

    Closest airport is Hannover, approx. 100 kms away

    I caught the train here and it was extremely comfortable and efficient (as trains usually are in Germany) and only a short walk from the centre of town.

    Bad Harzburg train station

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Bad Harzburg Off The Beaten Path

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    by shrimp56 Updated Oct 2, 2002

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    Be sure to look up over the main table and you will see this witch flying on her broomstick. The café is full of such surprises!

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Bad Harzburg Favorites

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    by Colzy Written Oct 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I have seen a few of these around Germany before but this was my first opportunity to take a happy snap. I dont know about you but this may be one of the only parts fo the world where you will find speed limits for tanks!!

    Fondest memory: This honestly made my day and every time I see it I just have to smile. You wont find one of these back at home in Oz , they are more of the watch out for kangaroos variety.

    Tank speed sign

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