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Braunlage (Harz)

A fairytale destination, but requires some advanced transport planning… or a car. On weekends, as we heard, it can get really busy — just another reason to plan carefully.

Distance from Berlin: 250km
Highest point: Wurmberg, 971m

Up to 400m elevation difference; opens mid-December, good snow cover in late January.


  • Train to Bad Harzburg and back: from 50eur; could probably be less with the Schoenes Wochenende Ticket
  • Local bus: ?
  • 1-day ski pass: 32eur

More info

When there is little snow in the region or in peak times Braunlage may get really crowded, up to the total absence of parking spots. So better come by the opening time.

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