The Best Spa and Wellness Hotels to Book Near the Harz Mountains

The Romantischer Winkel has a huge pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools
The Romantischer Winkel has a huge pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools | Courtesy of Romantischer Winkel RoLigio and Wellness Resort / Booking.com
Celia Topping

The word ‘harz’ comes from the Middle High German word ‘hart’, meaning hill forest, and it suits this mountainous region in Germany well. After exploring this outdoor playground, check into one of the best spa and wellness hotels and apartments in the area – bookable on Culture Trip.

The Harz Mountains are home to the Brocken – the highest mountain in the range. You’ll also find quaint half-timbered towns enveloped in Medieval folklore about enchanted witches and brave knights. In addition, the area is brimming with outdoor adventures, including hiking, cycling, swimming and skiing. When you’re ready to relax and pamper yourself, rest your weary head at one of these top places to stay in the region.

1. Relexa Hotel Harz-Wald Braunlage

Hotel

Relexa Hotel Harz-Wald
Courtesy of Relexa Hotel Harz-Wald Braunlage / Booking.com

This four-star hotel is in a bucolic setting, overlooking the Harz forest and surrounding countryside. Although Braunlage is known best for its winter season – with Mount Wurmberg at its hub – the area is enjoyable year-round. Rent a Monster Roller – an oversize scooter for exhilarating rides down the mountain – or relax in the hotel’s spa area. There’s a wide range of treatments at Relaxa, including some budget-friendly options.

2. Torfhaus Harzresort

Hotel

Torfhaus Harzresort
Courtesy of Torfhaus Harzresort / Booking.com

The Harz Mountains are a magnet for outdoor types, with water sports in the summer and skiing in the winter. You can be active all day, then cosy up by the fire or relax in your private sauna inside one of Torfhaus’s snug wooden cabins. The resort has fine views of the Brocken, and the staff here will be more than happy to help you find the best activities to suit you and your family.

3. Hasseröder Burghotel

Hotel

Hasseröder Burghotel
Courtesy of Hasseröder Burghotel / Booking.com

This Medieval-themed hotel sits in Wernigerode, one of the prettiest traditional villages in the Harz Mountains. Colourful half-timbered houses sit cheek by jowl – including the smallest house of all, just under 3m (10ft) wide and 4m (13ft) tall. The Harz narrow-gauge steam railway is easily accessed from here – as is the impressive Wernigerode Castle, for all your fairytale needs.

4. Hapimag Resort Braunlage

Resort

Hapimag Resort Braunlage
Courtesy of Hapimag Resort Braunlage / Booking.com

The spacious apartments at Hapimag Resort Braunlage are set in a quiet, leafy area – close to Mount Wurmberg – each with a private balcony or terrace. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking routes from here, being set in a Mittelgebirge region of the Harz. The Königshütte Waterfall is a pretty spot for a picnic and is just a 15-minute drive away.

5. Solehotel Winterberg

Hotel

Solehotel Winterberg
Courtesy of Solehotel Winterberg / Booking.com

As a guest at Solehotel Winterberg, you’ll have access to the Harzburger brine thermal bath – a 700sqm (7,534sqft) pool complex with two outdoor pools, a big hot-water indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a therapy pool. If water is not your bag, try the special brine Gabbro sauna, which works wonders for your respiratory system – it may also be the only sauna in the world with a running waterfall in the middle of it. Team your sauna with a salt peel to give your skin an extra-special refreshing treat.

6. Romantischer Winkel RoLigio and Wellness Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel

Romantischer Winkel RoLigio and Wellness Resort booking.com
Courtesy of Romantischer Winkel RoLigio and Wellness Resort / Booking.com

This vast, lakeside resort has a spa area of 3,800sqm (40,903sqft), one of the largest in the Harz region. Get on board with its daily Fit and Fun programme, offering a diverse range of recreational and sporting activities, while the kids can get active in the Young Beach Kids and Teens Club. And with no less than 17 treatment rooms, you’ll always find time for a massage.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article