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Harz cycle map Bikeline SAA05 Bikeline | 9783850009232

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Halberstadt - Quedlingburg - Werningerode - Thale - Nationalpark Harz - Brocken The Harz is the northernmost low mountain range in Germany. The largest extent is 30-40 kilometers in a north-south direction and about 100 kilometers in a west-east direction. In the steeply rising western part of the Harz, the average height is 650 meters. The east of the range slopes gently and has an average height of 350 meters. Only the Brocken massif rises above the thousand mark. At 1,141 meters, the Brocken is the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains and in all of northern Germany. The Harz landscape is characterized by hills and mountains with gently rounded crests, deep valleys and extensive plateaus. Massive boulders dominate the landscape around the Brocken. At lower altitudes, extensive deciduous and mixed forests dominate, while higher up there are extensive and dense spruce forests. Numerous rivers and streams criss-cross the landscape, and numerous raised bogs can be found on the plateaus. There are also an above-average number of reservoirs in the Harz Mountains. The dams erected in the wooded valleys serve to protect against flooding, supply drinking water and generate energy. The Harz is strongly influenced by historical mining. Due to the high volume of valuable ores, especially silver, the region developed into one of the most important ore-producing regions in Europe as early as the 9th century. Mining towns such as Clausthal, Zellerfeld, Altenau, Wildemann and Sankt Andreasberg owe their heyday to mining and metallurgy since the 16th century. The magnificent half-timbered houses in the towns of the Harz Mountains still bear witness to the former wealth. Partially closed medieval city centers have been preserved, such as the UNESCO-protected old town of Goslar. Today the Harz is one of the most important tourist areas in Germany. A special tourist attraction is the Harz National Park, in the center of which is the Brocken. On the European Cycle Route R1 (D3) you pass the northern edge of the Harz Mountains from west to east - EuroVelo 2 (Capital Route) and the German Unity Cycle Route use the same route for the most part. The Iron Curtain European Cycle Route (EuroVelo 13) crosses the Harz mountains in a north-south direction near the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The Harzrundweg enables you to circumnavigate the wooded low mountain range over a distance of around 350 km. The new cycle routes in the northern Harz foreland are also worth mentioning: 20 tours, mainly designed as circular tours, invite you to explore the Harz foothills in the district of Wolfenbüttel and beyond. Seven tours are included in the new edition of our Harz cycle map. Cycle paths and routes with information about surface and traffic density. Selected street names. Precise gradient and distance information. Selection of the most important tourist information. Waterproof and tear-resistant paper. Thoroughly researched and permanently updated. With the cartographic route information you can start your trip confidently, because all the necessary information is already compiled for you: road surface (paved or unpaved), traffic density, hill slopes, distance information tourist infrastructure such as inns and lodging establishments, as well as the cultural and scenic attractions of the region.


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