Interesting Links Related to a Holiday Stay at Camping Prahljust

 

Dear Guests,

we have put together a list of links with commentary. These links might be useful when planning a stay at our camping site. We hope to make your holiday preparations easier. Unfortunately, not all webpages are available in English language. Please note, that the owner of the corresponding webpage is responsible for the content himself - not Camping Prahljust. 

1) Weather

2) Tourism Information Agencies

3) Important Sights

4) Active Holiday (Hiking, Mountain-Biking, Climbing)

5) Private Webpages

6) Harz for Kids

7) Others

8) Theater, Festival, Open-Air Concerts

 

1) Weather

- Actual Weather

https://www.iei.tu-clausthal.de/wetter

The actual weather in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, been measured roughly 2 km away from the camp site.

2) Tourism Information Agencies

- Official Tourismus Marketing of the Oberharz Region

www.oberharz.de

The villages in the region "Oberharz" (= higher areas in the western Harz) have joined a tourism marketing organisation. The website provides a lot of useful information regarding events, museums and sight seeing.

 

- Harz Tourism Organisation (Harzer Verkehrsverband)

www.harzinfo.de

Tourism Organisation of basically all citys of the Harz Area. It is comparable to the above mentioned organisation, but with a less regional focus. 

 

 

3) Important Touristic Sights

- National Nature Reserve Harz (Nationalpark Harz)                                                                      

www.nationalpark-harz.de

The National Nature Reserve Harz covers the central part of the Harz mountains and is just 5 km away from the camp site. It is easy to get to this protected area by car or bus. The website informs you about trails, information houses, importance of this specific area and of course rare plants and animals.

 

- Oberharz Mining Museum in Zellerfeld (Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum)

http://www.bergwerksmuseum.de

The Mining Museum Clausthal-Zellerfeld is on of the most important museum in Germany dedicated to the history of technical achiefments. Important inventions have been made during the mining period in Clausthal-Zellerfeld like the steel cable or the intensive usage of water power for mining. It is definitely worth a visit.

 

- Geological Museum of the Technical University of Clausthal

http://geomuseum.tu-clausthal.de/

One of the most important geological collections worldwide is in the ownership of the Technical University of Clausthal. A small part is displayed in the "GeoMuseum" in the centre of Clausthal. Please note the short opening times.

 

- Goslar Sights

www.goslar.de

Official homepage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Goslar. The important sights including the palatinate (Kaiserpfalz) are presented. The historic city center is definitely worth a vist ! Also included are details about the museums in Goslar (Moenchehaus Museum for Modern Art, City Museum) 

  

- Minning Museum Rammelsberg (Bergbaumuseum Rammelsberg)

www.rammelsberg.de

UNESCO World Heritage like the historic city center of Goslar. It is situated near Goslar and the exhibits more than 1000 years of minning history. Several different guided tours are available. Most interessting is maybe the minning in the late Middle Ages.

 

- Park of Herbs in Altenau (Kräuterpark Altenau)

http://www.kraeuterpark-altenau.de/cms/front_content.php

Touristic sight in Altenau. Many different herbs and spices from all over the world are shown.

 

 - Arboretum Bad Grund

www.weltwald-harz.de

It is a huge park in which trees from all over the world are being cultivated mainly for scientific reasons. The main target is to study the growth of trees under different climate conditions. But furthermore it became in the meantime also a touristic sight. It is really worth a visit for people interested in nature. Especially in the autumn it is quite impressive to see leafes with strong colours falling.

 

- Monastery Walkenried

www.kloster-walkenried.de

An old monastery, which survived to the presence only in ruins and some smaller architectural fragments. Once it was a huge monastery with wealth and influence. Nowadays just a few buidings survived, but these are still impressive. Located in the south of the Harz mountains. In summer time classical concerts take place there.

 

- Monastery Woeltingerode

www.woeltingerode.de

Old monastery for agricultural purpose. Nowadays a distillery and restaurant.

 

- Limestone Cave with Stalactits at the Iberg (Iberger Tropfsteinhöhle & Hoehlen Erlebniszentrum)

www.hoehlen-erlebnis-zentrum.de

Small limestone cave with stalactits and stalagmites. Also displayed are the excavations in a small cave closed by. In this small cave people lived thousands of years ago. Their daily life was reconstructed in an exhibition based on the findings. Also DNA analysis was

able to prove direct relationship with some people from today. Therefore, the oldest proven family of the world! The museum is quite new.

 

- Historic City Quedlinburg

www.quedlinburg.de

UNESCO World Heritage like Goslar. Historic City Center and the Cathedral on a small hill. Important cathedral treasury.

 

- Limestone Caves with Stalactits at Ruebeland (Ruebelaender Hoehlen)

www.harzer-hoehlen.de

Both limestone caves (Baumannshoehle & Hermannshoehle) are really worth a visit. Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe has also visited one of the caves. Both caves are much larger and more impressiv than the smaller Iberg cave.

 

- Pullmann City II

www.pullmancity-2.com

A western city like in the USA was build in the eastern part of the Harz. A lot of shows cowboys and live western music.

 

- 19-Lachter-Minning Gallery (19 Lachter Stollen)

www.19-lachter-stollen.de

Visitor Mine in Wildeman.

 

- Visitor Mine "Lautenthal's Glueck"

www.lautenthals-glueck.de

Visitor Mine in Lautenthal. You can also enjoy a small boat tour under the earth.

 

 - Mine Samson in Sankt. Andreasberg (Grube Samson Sankt Andreasberg)

www.grube-samson.de

Visitor Mine in Sankt Andreasberg. Very interessting and of historic importance. 

 

- Mine Knesebeck

www.knesebeckschacht.de

Old mine in Bad Grund. This mine was the last one, which finally closed in the 70ths of the last century. Accordingly the museum displays the minning techniques of the 20th century.

 

- Mine Red Bear (Roter Baer)

www.lehrbergwerk.de

Old mine in Sankt Andreasberg. This one is several hundreds years old and was dedicated to iron orc mining. Today, a non-governmental organisation is taking care of the mine. It is possible to visit the mine, but only after reservation. 

 

- City of Stolberg

www.stadt-stolberg.de

Small nice city in the southern part of the Harz.

 

- Wernigerode

www.wernigerode-tourismus.de

Historic City centre with castle above.

 

- Unicorn Cave

www.einhornhoehle.de

Cave in front of the Harz mountains. Very romantic.

 

- Grenzland Museum

www.grenzlandmuseum.de

Museum showing the split of Germany and especially the Harz Area during the time of 1945 - 1990. Near Duderstadt.

 

- Spring of the River Rhume

www.karstwanderweg.de/rhumequelle/index.htm

On of the largest springs in Europe. Romantic atmosphere in summer when the sun is shining - the water shimmers turquoise blue.

 

- Cable Way / Chair Lift in Thale

www.seilbahnen-thale.de

From Thale, which is in the valley of the river Bode start one cable way and one chair lift to both sides of the  valley. The valley sides are very sharp at this place. 

 

- Zinnfigurenmuseum Goslar

www.zinnfigurenmuseum-goslar.de

Museum in Goslar displaying small tin figures.

 

- Snake farm

www.schlangenfarm.de

A special farm in the area north of Goslar, where more than 1000 snakes life. The zoo is open for visitors, but be careful not to be beaten ! 

 

- Harzer Small Track Railways

www.hsb-wr.de

The "Harzer Schmalspurbahnen" use steam locomotives to climb the Harz Mountains. Famous is the line to the top of the Brocken (highest Harz mountain).

 

- Uhrenmuseum in Bad Grund

www.uhrenmuseum-badgrund.de

Clock museum in Bad Grund.

 

- Historic Char Coal Production

www.harzkoehlerei.de

In the Eastern part of the Harz you can learn how to produce char coal from wood. In former time one of the most important professions as char coal was required for melting and refining of metal orcs to pure metals.

 

- Museum "Moenchehaus" for Modern Art in Goslar

www.moenchehaus.de

Museum for Modern Art in Goslar. Changing exhibitions. The Museum has a high reputation and often displays the work of well known artists.

 

- Harzwasserwerke

www.harzwasserwerke.de

The Harz water company (Harzwasserwerke) are responsible for the preservation of old historic water system providing water for the mines. They have a small museum in Clausthal near the Kaiser-Wilhelm Mine. Otherwise the Harz water company earns

money by supplying drinking water from the Harz to a big part of Nothern Germany.

 

- Local Farmers Market in Clausthal-Zellerfeld

www.zellerfelderbauernmarkt.de

Every Thursday evening in summertime is a market in Zellerfeld in front of the mining museum. Local farmers products are sold, but also a lot of other goods. The athmosphere is nice, but sometimes also a bit crowded. It is a mixture betweenn a real market and a festival (also some live-musik). Anyhow interessting. 

4) Active Holiday (Hiking, Mountain-Biking, Climbing)

- Harzer Hexenstieg (Harz Witch Trail)

www.hexenstieg.de

The Harzer Hexenstieg is a hiking trail, which crosses the Harz in the direction of it longest axis. It has been set-up some years ago and is nowdays famous among hikers. It touches many different landscapes like lakes, deep forests, high mountains or high moors. The camp site is located directly at the Harzer Hexenstieg. And is an ideal place for staying the night after the first trail day.

 

- Karstwanderweg (Special Hiking Trail)

www.karstwanderweg.de

Many information about a very special hiking trail, which is dedicated to the geological phenomena of karst. Many caverns and caves are touched.

 

- Harzklub

www.harzklub.de

The Harzklub takes care of all the hiking signs at the trails. The Harzklub also organizes guided hiking tours and provides a  lot of information about different hiking trails.

 

- Harzagentur

www.harzagentur.de

The Harzagentur organizes guided canoe tours, nordic walking seminars, mountain bike tours and a lot more. Some of their program points take place right at the camp site. (please see under "Events")

 

- Alpinum Schulenberg including. Racepark

www.alpinum-schulenberg.de

Bike-Alpinum during summer time, Ski Alpinum during winter time. The racepark offers the combination of a ski lift and Mountainbike Downhill-Trail.

 

- Mountain-Bike-Trails

www.volksbank-arena-harz.de

An overview over many different mountain bike trails.

 

- High Rope Park, Sankt Andreasberg

www.harz-hochseilgarten.de

High rope adventure park in Sankt Andreasberg. For tough guys!

 

- High Rope Park, Bad Harzburg

www.skyrope.de

High rope adventure park in Bad Harzburg. Also for tough guys!

 

- Hot-air balloon-Trips

www.harzballon.de

Private Hot-air balloon trips in the Harz region.

 

- Mountain Climbing

- www.ig-klettern-niedersachsen.de/klettergebiete/alle-klettergebiete-in-niedersachsen/westharz/

Very useful information about climbing in the valley of the river Oker.

 

- Golf in the Harz Area

www.der-golfharz.de

Information about golf in the Harz mountains.

 

- Cable Slide

www.harzdrenalin.de

Cable slide along the highest dam in Germany. You cross a valley by this cable slide. Like flying. Not for sensitive people...

- Winter Sports Information

- Harz-Ski

www.harz-ski.de

Information about snow heights and condition of ski trails. 

 

- Ski School Oberharz

www.skischule-oberharz.de

For those people not trained in skiing.

 

- Skilift at the Sonnenberg

http://www.skilifte-engelke.de

Closest relevant Ski lift to the camp site Prahljust.

 

- Ski Lifts near Sankt Andreasberg

www.alberti-lifte.de

Ski lifts close to Sankt Andreasberg

 

- Cableway Bocksberg, Schulenberg

www.bocksberg-seilbahn.de

Cableway for Skiing and Hikers. During summer with Bike-Park.r Skigebiet.

 

- Ski Lifts near Torfhaus

www.torfhauslifte.de

Skilifte near Torfhaus. Especially of interest for tobogganing.

 

- Alpinum Schulenberg

www.alpinum-schulenberg.de

Ski lifts near Schulenberg

 

- Wurmberg Cableway

www.wurmberg-seilbahn.de

Highest ski area in the Harz. This ski trail is the one, which is most alpine style. Modern Ski lifts and cableway. Bike Park in summer times.  

 

- Ski Hire in Clausthal-Zellerfeld

www.ferienwohnung-clausthal-zellerfeld.de/skiverleih.htm

Friendly und fair.

 

- Wild Water Canoeing at the river Oker

www.rainriders.de

Detailed description of the wild water trail in the river Oker. Famoust wild water trail in Nothern Germany. Only for experts!

 

- Kristalltherme Altenau

- www.kristalltherme-altenau.de

Wellness temple in Altenau with bis Sauna.

 

- Acquantic in Goslar

www.aquantic.de

Public indoor pool in Goslar.

 

- Aqualand Osterode

www.aqualand-osterode.de

Fun indoor pool in Osterode. Ideal for kids and families.

 

- Städtisches Hallenbad in Clausthal

www.freizeitbad-clausthal.de

Publich indoor pool in Clausthal. No separate pool for Kids, more for adults.

 

- Vitamar in Bad Lauterberg

www.vitamar.de

Fun indoor pool in Bad Lauterberg. Suitable for kids and families.

 

5) Private Webpages

- Harz-Holiday

http://www.harz-urlaub.de

Useful private webpage with a lot of information.

 

- Harzluchs

www.harzluchs.de

Useful private webpage with a lot of information.

 

- Harzlife

www.harzlife.de

Useful private webpage with a lot of  information.

 

- This is Harz

www.thisisharz.com

Private Page about the Harz. Useful!

6) Harz for Kids

- Theater of the Night (Theater der Nacht)

www.theater-der-nacht.de

Theater with small scale figures dedicated for children and adults. Imaginative. 

 

- Summer Toboggan-run in Sankt Andreasberg

www.alberti-lift.de

To the top with the lift and down with the toboggan-run.      

 

- Fairy-tale Forest (Maerchenwald)

www.maerchenwald-harz.de

Forest in Bad Harzburg, where fairy-tales are shown to Kids. Wood figures display important German fairy-tales.

 

 

7) Others

- Camping Market

www.wohnwagen-brendes.de

The Brendes company, which is operating the Camping Market in Goslar is also sometimes present at the camp site especially to check on demand the gas installations in caravans. 

 

- City of Clausthal-Zellerfeld

www.clausthal-zellerfeld.de

Official webpage of the Clausthal-Zellerfeld, where the camp site is located.

 

- City of Duderstadt

www.duderstadt.de

Nice historic city in the proximity of the Harz mountains.

 

- City of Osterode

www.osterode.de

City at the Border of the Harz. 15 km away from Clausthal with an historic city center. Ideal for Shopping and relaxed walks.

 

- Hahnenklee

www.hahnenklee.de

Part of the city of Goslar. This part is located in the Harz Mountains, whereas the center of Goslar is at the border of the Harz Mountains. Major touristic sights are the Nordic Style Church and the "Love Seat Trail" (Oh well, is this the right translation ???). 

 

- Braunlage

www.braunlage.de

City of Braunlage. Information to winter sport places at the Wurmberg.

 

- Regional Confederation Harz

www.harzregion.de

Official webpage of the Regional Confederation of the Harz Cities. Information about Nature Parks and Geological Parks.

 

- Photographs of the Harz

www.raymond-faure.com

An huge collection of pictures from almost every sight in the Harz region.

 

- Albert-Tower

www.bad-grund-harz.de/albertturm/index.html

The Albert-Tower (Albert-Turm) is a well known mountain restaurant at the top of the Iberg over the small village of Bad Grund. Nice view from the top of the tower. In summer time on sunday snow ball fight with snow preserved from winter times in a cave.

 

- Polsterberg Hubhaus

www.polsterberger-hubhaus.harz.de

Restaurant in a historic building. Nice target for hiking from the camp site.

 

- Marienteich Baude

www.marienteichbaude.de

Restaurant between Torfhaus and Bad Harzburg. All year long feeding of wild animals (mainly deers and wild pigs) in the evening.

 

- Hanskuehnenburg

www.hanskuehnenburg-im-harz.de

The Hanskuehnenburg is a touristic sight at the top of a mountain (Acker-Bruchberg). There is a tower to look above the trees and a restaurant.

 

- Pixhaier Muehle

www.pixhaier-muehle.harz.de

A Restaurant in direct proximity of the camp site. Could be reached by foot within 5 minutes.

 

- Ringer Zechenhaus

www.ringer-zechenhaus.com

A small wine house in an old mining building. You can drink some wine and eat small dishes there. Very friendly owners and beautiful athmosphere especially in summer times.

 

- Brockenwirt

www.brockenwirt.de

www.brockenhotel.de

The restaurant and hotel at the top of the Brocken mountain.

 

- Concentration Camp Dora-Mittelbau

www.dora.de

Also the worst part of German history left it's footprints in the Harz mountains. During the second world war the Nazi leaders in Germany build a concentration camp near Nordhausen. Caves closed by were used for weapon production (mainly rockets). The work was done by prisoners of war, jewish people and anyone who was an enemy in the eyes of this brutal and insane people. Many of the imprisoned humans did not survive. Surely not a place for a romantic holiday trip, but anyhow a place to be visited.  

 

- Wellness Opportunities in Bad Harzburg

www.bad-harzburg.de

For everyone, who has a demand for wellness.

 

- Museum Bad Frankenhausen

www.panorama-museum.de

Monumental painting by Werner Tuebke presenting the farmers revolution in Germany during the beginning of modern times. Made

during the time of the German Democratic Republic (Eastern Germany). Of course, originally a propagandistic painting but anyhow

very impressive.

 

- Grenzlandmuseum Bad Sachsa

www.gm-badsachsa.de

This museum presents the history of the wall between Eastern and Western Germany during the time of the the cold war.

8) Theater, Festival, Open-Air Concerts

- Bad Gandersheimer Domfestspiele

www.gandersheimer-domfestspiele.de

Open-Air Theater with interessting acts, some also for kids.    

 

- Harzer Bergtheater

www.harzer-bergtheater.de

 Open-Air Concerts / theater in a nice landscape over the Bode valley. The style of the acts is main stream.

 

- Cave Festival (Höhlenfestspiele Baumannshöhle)

www.harzer-hoehlenfestspiele.de

Theater directly in a lime stone cave with stalagmites. The acts are more dedicated to art. Especially the drama Faust I from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at the original place, which was visited by him is famous. But also fairy stories. Recommended !

 

- Theater of the Night (Theater der Nacht)

www.theater-der-nacht.de

Theater with small scale figures dedicated for children and adults. Imaginative.    

 

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