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

Radau Waterfall, Bad Harzburg | © Olli Henze / Flickr
Radau Waterfall, Bad Harzburg | © Olli Henze / Flickr
Photo of Celia Topping
13 October 2021

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.

Relexa Hotel Harz-Wald Braunlage

Hotel
4/5 (122 Reviews)
Relexa Hotel Harz-Wald
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Now from $204 per night

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.

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Torfhaus Harzresort

Hotel
4.5/5 (103 Reviews)
Torfhaus Harzresort
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Price Drop
Now from $149 per night

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.

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  • Hasseröder Burghotel

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (319 Reviews)
    Hasseröder Burghotel
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    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.

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    Hapimag Resort Braunlage

    Resort
    4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
    Hapimag Resort Braunlage
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    Price Drop
    Now from $93 per night

    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.

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    Solehotel Winterberg

    Hotel
    4/5 (6 Reviews)
    Solehotel Winterberg
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    Price Drop
    Now from $156 per night

    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.

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    These recommendations were updated on October 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Celia Topping

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