GERMANY – Harz Mountain Railway & Goslar via P&O Hull
Destination: Germany, Wernigerode
Duration: 7 days
The Harz region of Germany is a fairy tale land of pine clad mountains and valleys and mysterious forests and peaceful lakes, dotted with cobbled villages and medieval towns. Rich in myth, legend and folklore, the Harz Mountains have timeless beauty and unspoilt charm. Our resort is the historic old city of Wernigerode with a noted 12th Century castle and one of Germany’s smallest houses.
The HKK Hotel Wernigerode, Pfarrstraẞe 41, 38855, Wernigerode. Tel: 00 49 3943 9410
This award winning stylish 4 star hotel is located only 100 metres from Wernigerode’s historic Old Town, close to the train station and surrounded by the beautiful Harz Mountains. All the spacious en suite bedrooms have hairdryer satellite TV, telephone and radio. The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant, bistro, three bars, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fi9tness equipment. A lift serves all floors.
Single room and sole occupancy of inside cabin £98.00
Low bedded inside cabin £26.00
Low bedded inside cabin £26.00
Outside cabin £30.00
Harz Mountain Railways * Quedlinburg * Goslar
- Luxury air conditioned extra leg room coach
- Return overnight cruise with P&O
- Inside low berth cabin on board ship
- Dinner & breakfast on board ship
- 4 nights buffet dinner, bed & American hot buffet breakfast
- Welcome drink at Wernigerode
- Guided tour of Quedlinburg
- Excursions as listed
- Door to door service (subject to conditions)
Departs approx 1500 arrives back approx 1000
We depart local areas mid-afternoon for the overnight sailing from Hull to Rotterdam. There are many facilities on board for you to enjoy, including a cinema, gaming tables, live music, café and restaurant.
We disembark the ship and travel through Holland and into Germany, making a stop in the Pied Piper town of Hamlin. We then continue to the Harz Mountains and our hotel, arriving late afternoon.
After breakfast we board the train at the nearby station for the Brocken, the hightest peak in the Harz Mountains at 3600ft. The leisurely journey gives us time to enjoy the superb scenery. At the summit there will be time to visit the museum, tourist shops and take in the spectacular views. We return to Wernigerode with time to explore the narrow streets and quaint half-timbered houses of the old town.
This morning we leave for Quedlinburg, once a centre of the German Empire and one of Europe’s best preserved medieval renaissance towns. It features a rare combination of ancient and modern historical treasures. In 1992 it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Most of the buildings in the town centre are timber framed, some dating back to the 16th Century. We have a guided tour and then free time to explore.
This morning we take a scenic drive through the wonderful Harz Forest and Mountains to visit Goslar; this beautiful World Heritage City has streets of beautifully carved 16th Century half-timbered houses, a Royal Palace and in the Markt a Glockenspiel with mechanical figures which re-enact the history of Goslar at 12 noon and 3pm daily.
Today we head back across Germany, stopping en route at the Mohne Dam, one of the targets for the famous ‘Dambuster Raid’ we then continue through Holland and to Rotterdam for the overnight sailing to Hull.
After disembarkation this morning we make our way home.
NB: A small overnight holdall is required for this holiday.