Your family vacation

UP in the HARZ

Create experiences together!

Who doesn’t know that? The kids get up in the morning and the first question is:

“What are we gonna do today?”

Up in the Harz there are numerous family-friendly excursion destinations where parents and children likewise get their money’s worth. You can walk in the Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus  in the footsteps of old charcoal burning tradition and can see a charcoal kiln in action. In the western town of Pullman City Harz you can immerse yourself in the world of wild cowboys and Indians. If you want to experience nature in a unique way at dizzying heights, you can “conquer” the Titan RT suspension bridge at the Rappbodetalsperre.

Watch out kids!

In the dripstone caves of Rübeland you can go on a very special journey of discovery through the depths of the Harz Mountains with a flashlight tour.

Our excursion tips for the whole family:

Experience nature

Waterfall of Königshütte

  • ideal for small & medium-sized children
  • stamp box Harzer Wandernadel



Hirschbrunnen Elbingerode

  • ideal for small and medium-sized children
  • natural spring, picnic, linger, swing bench, Bienotel


Baumanns Cave

  • for children and teens
  • guided tours & offers for children



Hermanns Cave

  • for children and teens
  • guided tours & offers for children



Moosl´s TIP for nature explorers

An absolute MUST for all explorers among you is the HohneHof Nature Discovery Centre with its dandelion discovery path. Numerous guided hikes with national park rangers and nature experience programs for all age groups are offered here, especially during the holidays. There you will learn a lot about the Harz wilderness, animal tracks and noises and much more. You can be curious!

Action & fun

Crude Harz - "Ziesel" rides

  • E-Buggy from 4 years
  • Ziesel in the offroad park - teens from 1.40 m
  • Rowing boat and StandUP on Lake Stiege

Western town Pullman City Harz

  • for all ages
  • Indoor play world, outdoor playground, shows & events, horseback riding, gold panning, archery, petting zoo...


Suspension bridge Titan RT

  • for children and teens
  • longest pedestrian suspension bridge of its kind at 438 m


Schierker Feuerstein-Arena

  • for all ages
  • summer: roller skating, bouldering, curling, bouncy world, mini golf and much more.
  • winter: ice skating, curling, ice disco, ice skating school and much more.

Moosl´s climbing TIP

Do you know the Devil's Wall in Blankenburg? A real hiking and climbing tip along the countless rocks. And ... there is a stamp of the Harzer Wandernadel on top!

Tradition & history

Brockenbauer in Tanne

  • small & medium-sized children
  • show farm, petting zoo, farm shop, organic butcher, steakhouse


Schaubergwerk Büchenberg

  • middle & older children, teens
  • guided tours and offers


Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus

  • for children and teens
  • charcoal burning, charcoal museum, charcoal hut, charcoal shop, events, stamp box


Freiland-Grenzmuseum Sorge

  • for all ages
  • open-air museum, inner-German border, stamp box


Moosl´s "Auf den Spuren der Geschichte" - TIPP

Wisst ihr, dass es im Harz echte Höhlenwohnungen gibt? Ihr findet sie in Langenstein bei Halberstadt. Zehn Wohnungen wurden 1855 - 1858 in den Sandstein geschlagen. Wer hier jetzt wohl wohnt - vielleicht Hobbits?

Animal - offers

Sanssouci Alpakas Oberharz

  • middle age groups
  • getting to know each other, hikes, children's birthday parties, animal-assisted therapy


Kalles Reiterhof

  • for all ages
  • carriage and horse-drawn sleigh rides, horseback riding


Trail riding in the Harz region

  • guided rides - only with your own horse
  • taster courses, half-day rides, day rides, star rides and much more.


Moosl´s TIP for animal friends

The western town of Pullman City Harz in Hasselfelde is an Eldorado for animal fans big and small. There is a petting zoo, you can go pony riding and even trail rides and carriage rides are offered.
How about adopting a bison or a Texas longhorn? You can also start small. How about a goat, donkey or pony? There is more information about this here

Discover great observation points

Rotestein bei Hasselfelde

  • observation point over the Rappbode pre-dam with a view of the Brocken mountain
  • great sunsets
  • stamp box of the Harzer Wandernadel

Kapitelsberg Tanne

  • view over Tanne & Harz mountains
  • fireplace with seating, hikers' hut
  • great sunsets
  • stamp box of the Harzer Wandernadel

Further observation points

Viewing pavilion Hoher Kleef

  • view over the Rübeland cave village, to the Harz Mountains and the Brocken mountain
  • great sunsets
  • stamp box of the Harzer Wandernadel


  • 50 meter high tower with a view over the entire Upper Harz
  • sunrises and sunsets
  • stamp box of the Harzer Wandernadel

Moosl´s special TIP

Have you ever heard that cliffs can snore? No? Then you absolutely have to go to the Schnarcherklippen between Elend and Schierke and with a little luck you will hear the two granite stones "snoring" in the south-east wind. Curious?

10 reasons for

a family vacation Up in the Harz

  1. Playground nature: water, forest, meadows, animals – here you have everything right in front of the door!
  2. Family-friendly hosts ensure the feelgood factor just like at home.
  3. Get motivation for hiking: on family-friendly hiking trails you can collect the stamps of the Harzer Wandernadel.
  4. Exciting excursion destinations ensure variety in all weathers.
  5. History lessons you can touch: from the old charcoal burner tradition to the “borderline experience”.
  6. Just enjoy the quiet without mass tourism.
  7. Relax in comfortable and mild temperatures, especially in midsummer.
  8. Children from 0 to 15 years are exempted from paying the tourist tax.
  9. Relatively short travel distances = more vacation time.
  10. Up in the Harz there is something for everyone: whether young or old, whether for a small or a large budget.

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