Ambiance of the Romantik Hotel FreiWerk
The small town of Stolberg in the Harz mountains will surprise you with its rich history and romantic flair. Situated in the middle of forests, the little town with only 1000 inhabitants is considered a jewel of half-timbered construction, pearl of the southern Harz mountains and for some, even the “most beautiful village in Germany” – as voted by a poll in the online travel magazine Travelbook. No wonder that Stolberg left the competition behind, because the dreamy alleys, the half-timbered ensemble with houses from the 15th to 18th century, and the castle enthroned above everything – residence of the Stolberg counts and princes – really exude a special charm.
From Stolberg, your excursions will take you to idyllic little towns, impressive viewpoints, accessible caves, old monasteries, mighty palaces, hidden forest lakes, romantic parks and gardens, and to castles and palaces. For hikers and mountain bikers, the Harz mountains offer beautiful trails.
Those interested can hike for his or her own personal “Harzer Wandernadel” (Harz Hiking Pin): Stamp collecting stations have been set up at a total of 222 places worth seeing in the Harz mountains. Nature lovers fill their hiking pass with stamps – and set off to become hiking king or even emperor. Your Majesty, lace up your shoes!