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Day 1 - London to Wernigerode
Meet at our Departure Office in London St Pancras before taking
the Eurostar to Brussels. Continue, via Cologne, to Hanover by
high-speed rail, before transferring by coach. Wernigerode is
picturesquely situated on the north slopes of the Harz Mountains,
with the Holtemme River flowing right through it. Many refer to
Wernigerode as the 'pearl of the Harz'.
Days 2-3 - Wernigerode and Goslar
Embark on a guided tour today, seeing the towering Wernigerode
Castle sat on a forested hill high above the town. Though
originally built as a fort for emperors in the Middle Ages,
Wernigerode Castle was later remodelled in the Baroque style of
architecture. Discover the town's history before taking time at
leisure. Perhaps take a ride on the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway, a
section of the longest narrow-gauge railway in the country. You may
also be interested in the Museum für Luftfahrt und Technik, a very
popular aviation museum housing about 45 aircraft and more than
1,000 aerospace-related exhibits.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Goslar on Day 3,
a historic city which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to
1,500 buildings dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Goslar
boasts the Kaiserpfalz, also known as the Imperial Palace of
Goslar. Built at the beginning of the 11th century, after silver
had been discovered in the area, the grand Kaiserpfalz is a delight
to explore. The impressive building, designed primarily as a summer
residence, is now the largest Romanesque palace in all of
This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps sample some classic German
cuisine in one of the many traditional cafés that line the
Marktplatz. The Martkbrunnen fountain here is exceptionally old;
its lower basin is from the 12th century, and was the largest piece
of bronze cast anywhere at that time. On the south side of the
market square is the arcaded Kaiserworth guildhall, dating back to
1484 and decorated with statues of Holy Roman Emperors.
Day 2 - Breakfast
Day 3 - Breakfast
Day 4 - The Brocken Railway
Today, board a steam-hauled train for a trip on the Brocken
Railway to the summit of Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz
Mountains at 3,743 feet. Appreciate the scenery on offer as the
engine slowly climbs to the top, rising higher above a landscape of
pretty forests and rushing streams. Enjoy panoramic views of the
Upper Harz National Park as the steamhauled service slowly climbs
up to the terminus, Brockenbahnhof, the highest narrow-gauge
railway station in Germany. The fantastic vantage point at the
summit allows for some glorious views across the mountains
Day 5 - Quedlinburg
Your excursion today is to the beautifully-preserved town of
Quedlinburg. On arrival, embark upon a guided tour of this old
German town. Historically, it enjoyed a very important position,
being the place where King Heinrich I was crowned king in 919 AD.
Quedlinburg was then ruled by women for about 800 years.
Aristocratic women, known as Princess Abbesses, were in charge
until the beginning of the 19th century.
With its cobbled streets, 100s of half-timbered buildings, and
Romanesque architecture, this alluring town is a UNESCO World
Heritage site considered to be one of the best-preserved medieval
and Renaissance towns in Europe. It offers a wealth of history and
culture, whilst also exhibiting some modern flair and fabulous
examples of Art Nouveau architecture. Quedlinburg Abbey, with its
twin spires and arched courtyard, was the seat of power for the
Abbesses since its foundation in 936 AD by Saint Mathilde, the
widow of Heinrich I.
After the tour, you are free to explore at your own pace.
Day 6 - Wernigerode to London
Today you take a coach to Hanover, where you join the high-speed
train, via Cologne, to Brussels. Here, connect with the Eurostar
service back to London St Pancras.
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be
found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices
& Availability' button. We will write to you around 10
weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for
your tour group.
Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.
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96% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 26 verified reviews
Mrs S Thorpe
The tour manager, hotel were good . Goslar was an interesting place to visit. excursions were good.
Mr M Stoolman
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Mr T Morley
Very enjoyable holiday; lived up to what we expected.
Mr A Riches
Whole holiday was brilliant my problem was the evening meal at the hotel was very poor I couldn't eat the same food every night so I had to go out for my meals otherwise brilliant
Mr M Barrett
Overcrowding and delays on German trains and Eurostar delay marred the holiday
Mrs J Geall
We had a very good holiday in an area that we had
Not visited before.Very nice people on the tour.