Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Last week, The Viking and I spent an amazing long weekend in the Harz mountains! But where exactly are these mountains? Let’s have a look at Wikipedia:
The Harz is the highest mountain range in northern Germany and its rugged terrain extends across parts of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The name Harz derives from the Middle High German word Hardt or Hart (mountain forest), Latinized as Hercynia. The legendary Brocken is the highest summit in the Harz with a height of 1,141.1 metres (3,744 ft) above sea level. The Wurmberg (971 metres (3,186 ft)) is the highest peak located entirely within Lower Saxony.
Although the mountains are not very high, the landscapes are breathtaking! Think lush green valleys and hills, lakes in all sizes, pretty villages and cosy towns with magnificent castles and a couple of stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites. There is so much to see and experience here!
We started our exploration in Blankenburg:
Blankenburg is a health resort and is also known for its 18th-century castle, that overlooks the town. We had a short walk in some of the streets of the old town, enjoying the sunshine!
Here are the other pictures!