Explore The Harz Witches Trail in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Osterode / Thale
  • Distance97 km/ 60 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    May - October
  • Price From 2,077 CAD

Overview

The Harz Witches Trail will take you through the Harz Mountains, an area full of magic located in Lower Saxony in Germany.

This famous trail is full of legends and fairy tales, making it a magical place to visit. During these days, you will take a tour from Osterode to Thale, through the Harz Mountains National Park.

Let yourself be surprised by this region of friendly and fun inhabitants, canyons, gorges, cliffs and adorable medieval villages. 

  • Travel through villages and paths that have inspired great stories of fairies and witches.
  • Climb The Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz range.
  • Walk around the River Bode.
  • Listen to the myths that make Harz a magical place to visit.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Brocken Train Tickets
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to Osterode am Harz, the starting place for your holiday, we recommend flying to Berlin or Hanover, where you can take a train to your destination.

    On your return from Quedlinburg, you can take the train to Berlin and Hanover airports.

    FAQs

    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    This walking holiday will be enjoyed by lovers of long days walking through nature, as well as those passionate about German history and culture.

    The routes are very well signposted, and within your travel package, we will give you the maps and detailed information for each of them.

    This hike has a medium-low degree of difficulty, with a considerable amount of ascents and descents and varied terrains, so you should be a walker accustomed to long days of walking.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

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