25 Photos That Prove the Harz Mountains Are the Most Magical Place in Winter

Anwesha Ray

The rugged terrains of the Harz Mountains, Germany, are gorgeous any time of the year. But it is in winter that the mountains transform into a magical winter wonderland. Wrapped in a thick blanket of snow, it beckons travelers and adventure-seekers to explore its breathtaking landscape. Here are 25 photos that would make you want to throw your winter jacket and boots in a backpack and head to the Harz Mountains right away.

Coniferous trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Sunset over the Harz Mountains

Sunset in Harz

Brocken Sendeturm (broadcast tower)

Broadcast tower

Harz National Park

Harz Forest

A typical steep-roofed house in a Harz village


Gipfelplateau in Harz Mountains


Wurmbergseilbahn (Gondola) in Braunlage

Wurmbergseilbahn (Gondola)

Sonnenberg Ski Resort

Skiing in Harz

Snowboarding in Braunlage


Frozen creek in Schulenberg im Oberharz

Frozen creek

Hiking trail at Steinerne Renne Valley, Wernigerode

Steinerne Renne

Hiking in the snow in Wernigerode


Snow-covered bridge in Schulenberg

Bridge in Harz

Sunrise in Wernigerode


River Oker in foggy Oberharz

River Oker

Brocken, the highest peak in Harz


Wernigerode train tracks

Train tracks

Green spruce sunk in snowbank

Spruce in snow

Church in Duderstadt, a quaint town in Harz


Sunset over Söse reservoir

Sunset | © Michael Mueller/Flickr

Snowman in the mountains


Icy road in Altenbrak, a tiny Harz village

Icy road

Ski marathon for seniors in Sonnenberg

Ski marathon

Snow-covered branch against a contrasting blue sky

Snow-covered branch

Watersteps in the Söse Dam


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