Unlike any other region, the Harz Mountains offer a diversity of adventures all year round and thereby cater for excitement amongst all age groups. On over 9,000 kilometres of hiking trails, nature enthusiasts can look forward to a hiking paradise par excellence. The ‘Harzer-Hexen-Stieg’, one of the ‘Top Trails of Germany’, promises a hiking experience that lasts several days and leads through all facets of the Harz Mountain’s natural landscape. Here, dark, dense spruce forests, swampy cliffs and foggy peaks meet light-flooded plateaus, blossoming mountain meadows, softly burbling creeks and colourful deciduous forests. Whether on the ‘Teufelsstieg’, across the ‘Knochenbrecher’ or through the Ilse valley on the Heinrich-Heine-Path – the ascent to the ‘Brocken’, North Germany’s highest peak at 1,141 metres, is a firm component of many holidays in the Harz Mountains.