Sitting to the very north of the state of Thuringia in the foothills of the Harz Mountain Range is the Nordhausen District. Bordering on the states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, this region has plenty of history behind its development and culture.
Nordhausen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Nordhausen District
- Buchholz (Nordhaus.)
- Heringen (Helme)
- Sollstedt (Wipper)
The capital town of the same name, Nordhausen, is a huge territory with all sorts of architecture and industry. Once famous for its tobacco products, it now focuses more on the spirit Nordhäuser Doppelkorn, made since the 16th century. Considered a symbol for the town is the Roland Statue in the center — a famous literary character.
From the towns train station, you can join one of the three narrow-gauge railways crossing the Harz Mountains. This line runs north all the way to Wernigerode and passes by the start of the ascent to the Brocken — the ranges highest point at 1142 meters.
Being surrounded by such scenic vistas and numerous mountain trails, this region is perfect for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Nordhausen District is forested and the Kyffhäuser nature park on the low hills to the south has a GeoPark with nine different trails to follow.