Losing your heart to the Harz – a movie
It already seems ages ago … and yet it was just a couple of weeks. When describing our trip to Germany’s Harz region to a fellow travel blogger shortly after, the first thing I mentioned is “you know what, our car broke down”. By now, we already forgot the car broke down and we had to stay longer than planned (not one minute too long though!). When posting my first picture on Facebook, my boss left a comment: “lose your Herz (heart) to the Harz” … which is exactly what we did. How come? Here’s why:
– The silence …
On the trails that we hiked, there were almost no other people. Only when coming close to Brocken or a town, we would occasionally run into other hikers. Other than that, it was usually just us on the trails. And a bunch of whistling birds … very peaceful!
– The nature …
What can I say, the Harz is beautiful. With its many artificial lakes and ancient canals that were used for mining, the landscape offers plenty of variety to not be bored for one single second when hiking. There are mountains, valleys, deep woods, carved out lakes and even marshes that are great for exploring.
– The food …
When you’ve been outside all day, a good meal will definitely be very welcome when back at your hotel. From typical German style sausages to tasty pies and other sweet treats, you will not be disappointed by the local kitchen.
– The people …
The people in the Harz are among the friendliest Germans we’ve met. Maybe because most of them were hikers or maybe it’s because they are proud of the region where they are from (they have every right to be). The locals from the Harz were always friendly, interested and very welcoming. “Glück Auf” is what we wished them …
We have made a short movie about our trip. Just to give you a quick impression. And to hopefully convince you to go to the Harz yourself. I’m sure that you will love it and like us, lose your heart to the Harz. Just see why for yourself:
Want to read more about the Harz? Then check out the other articles about the Harz Mountains. For example, those with the most beautiful places in the Harz and those about climbing Brocken, the highest mountain in the region. Enjoy reading!
I can see why so many German people are proud of the Harz region. It looks divine! A great place to escape from the pressures of your daily grind.
Yeah, even though we were only there for a couple of days, it felt like forever because it’s so isolated from everything, the perfect getaway for sure!
Anne | Girl Chasing Sunshine
I haven’t heard of Harz in Germany. That word play of your boss is totally clever! “Lose your Herz (heart) to the Harz”
I’ll be sure to let him know 🙂
You are absolutely correct. Harz looks really quiet and peaceful. I would love to go hiking on that trail simply because there are not a lot of people, if any at all. Sometimes you really want to be by yourself and enjoy nature.
Yes, I hate it when trails get crowded, a total pet peeve of mine ….
Fiona @ London-Unattached
Which part of Germany is this? It does look lovely!
I’d say somewhere in the middle!
Nice video and awesome landscapes
Nature… peace… good German food! I’m in! Sounds like a wonderful place to visit!
I really enjoy hiking and this one looks lovely and super calm. Cool video 🙂
it was super quiet, much better than other places I’ve been to!
Sorry about your car but looks like you enjoyed the hike, especially teatime!!!
No worries, we’re getting a new one soon 🙂
Sometimes my best days are the quiet ones when I can get away and hike. But popular areas can be crowded, ruining the day. Looks like you found a perfect spot to enjoy the quiet.
Hiking days rule! I couldn’t go without them, life is too hectic. Hope there are many left to come for you!
Anne Klien ( MeAnne)
Looks a good place to get away for a quite holiday and a stunning place to hike