The 10 Best Things to Do in Bad Harzburg, Germany

February 16, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

Bad Harzburg is a town in central Germany, in the Goslar district of Lower Saxony. It lies on the northern edge of the Harz mountains and is a recognised saltwater spa and climatic health resort.
Restaurants in Bad Harzburg

1. Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg

Nordhaeuser Str. 2D, 38667 Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5322 8777920
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg

Reviewed By HeikoMC - Canterbury Region, New Zealand

We took the combination of tree top walk with cable car: Cable car up to the castle and a walk around the well renovated "Schloss". We followed afterwards the well signed walkway downhill (hint - we took the long but not that steep way, given that our party included a couple of children and a pram). Some fun things on the way (like a large swing) and a very enjoyable walk (well, at least in May and with the sun shining). The tree top walk was easy to find and is educational for all ages - and very nice views. The combination is not cheap (Full price is Euro 10 per adult and half ofthat forchildren, we got as well a 15% "spring" discount, but I think very worthwhile. Take your time- it is easy to spend this way at least half a day (well, we did).

2. Klosterkirche Woltingerode St. Mariae

Woeltingerode 1, 38690 Vienenburg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5324 5880
Excellent
45%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Klosterkirche Woltingerode St. Mariae

Reviewed By Carol K - New York City, New York

While passers-by can surely visit this little church, it now is part of the hotel made from the former convent. The church is of no particular style, having been initiated in the middle ages and then altered during several centuries. It is sweet but missable if you are eager to get to another destination.

3. National Park Visitor Centre TorfHaus

Torfhaus 38b, 38667 Torfhaus, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5320 331790
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

National Park Visitor Centre TorfHaus

Reviewed By Vickiwinter - Stafford, United Kingdom

visited here today with my husband and dog, lovely walk in the snow. it was a nice visitors centre where you can get information about the area and very friendly staff who speech English. great area for all your snow fun, will be returning again in a few days. the car park you pay and it's a euro for an hour. there is somewhere to eat and drink there well a couple of places to chose from.

38644 Hahnenklee-Bockswiese, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4905 32551040
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Liebesbankweg

Reviewed By RobBraat - Zwolle, The Netherlands

This is great walking tour where you see different statues, you cross the ski pistes and see the different elements of the water works supporting the mining activities. Also the Stabkirche is on the tour which we really enjoyed. The ascends and decends are not to steep and the alternating views of the water lakes, woods and hills is absolutely beautiful

5. Burgberg-Seilbahn

Nordhaeuser Str. 2e, 38667 Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5322 75371
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
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4 based on 136 reviews

Burgberg-Seilbahn

Reviewed By rtrock - Bad Harzburg, Germany

We did this just after arriving in Bad Harzburg, along with Sole Therme. Personally I love the rush of a Gondola ride, but it is short and safe. The old fort is very interesting, with great views of the surrounding area.

6. Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum

Rammelsberg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4953 217500
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 389 reviews

Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum

Reviewed By thepetitvoyageur - Singapore, Singapore

The Exhibitions themselves were alright but what really made the difference was the one - hr guided tour.
Many compliments to our guide who took us down to the mines 40m underground, and was patient to answer all our questions even though we spoke no German.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour - highly recommended for all.

7. Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe

Nationalpark-Waldgaststaette Rabenklippe, 38667 Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5322 53001
Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe

Reviewed By CharlotteDayTripper - Charlotte, North Carolina

This was a beautiful hike, not strenuous but long. The lynx were kept in a large cage that encompassed natural area giving them room to roam. The viewing platform was two story and full of people. When the lynx were spotted it was quite exciting, and one animal paced and put on quite a show. The hike out was also long, but ended in the new Treetop Trail, which was exceptional. Combine the two and you have a hike worth doing! One caveat - make sure you go to the restroom BEFORE you go - facilities were scarce.

8. Der Jungbrunnen

Goslarstrasse, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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2%
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Der Jungbrunnen

Reviewed By rtrock - Bad Harzburg, Germany

Delightful Fountain in the central square of Bad Harzburg. Pretty much all the traffic that goes through the main part of town passes this spot, and it always has plenty of people watching and being watched.

Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 147 reviews

Marktplatz

Reviewed By ZanderAustralia - Australia

We stopped to visit the old town while on our way back to Dresden. I was very impressed by the beautiful timber framed buildings, dating back from the 16th century. Especially noteworthy was the market square with an amazing hotel with statures of the monarchs on the front edifice. Nearby the Siemens house was very much worth seeing. I would like to go back and spend a weekend here.

10. Bad Harzburger Sole-Therme (Thermal Baths)

Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5322 75360
Excellent
25%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 60 reviews

Bad Harzburger Sole-Therme (Thermal Baths)

Reviewed By adventurer-susie - Ipswich, United Kingdom

We visited the thermal baths on the strength of publicity material locally and felt quite misled. The advertisments feature young people all wearing towels or swimming costumes throughout the complex.
When we arrived the receptionist didn't speak any English and wasn't willing to try to communicate in other ways except shouting in German. Because of this we weren't able to ask her any questions about the complex.
We changed into our swimwear in the provided cubicle and started our visit by looking around the sauna facilities. The trouble began when we tried to go in the jacuzzi and a naked German lady in her 80s got out and started pointing at my bikini and shouting "Off, off, off!". I think she would have pulled it off herself if a slighly younger naked German man hadn't showed us out of the sauna complex into the general swimming area.
Having given up on the idea of using the sauna it didn't get much better. Despite it being a really hot day, the water in all the pools was pretty cold. The large majority of the outdoor area was taken up with an aquaaerobics class. Aside from ourselves, noone using the complex was below retirement age.
Less than an hour after we arrived, and having been escorted from the sauna and frozen in the pool, we decided to leave. Perhaps the thermal baths are enjoyed by Bad Hazburg's elderly residents but I would not recommend it for tourists.

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