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Activities
&
Relaxation

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Activities
&
Relaxation

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Zwischen Hügeln eingebettet liegt malerisch schön die Fachwerkstadt Stolberg

Discover a gem

A place for treasure seekers

The small town of Stolberg will surprise you with its great history and romantic flair. Situated in the middle of forests, the little town with only 1000 inhabitants is considered a half-timbered jewel, a pearl of the southern Harz Mountains and for some even the “most beautiful village in Germany” – as chosen in a poll by the online travel magazine Travelbook. No wonder that Stolberg left the competition behind, because the dreamy alleys, the half-timbered houses from the 15th to 18th century and the castle above it all – the residence of the Stolberg counts and princes – really do exude a special charm.

 

One of the most beautiful buildings in the town is home to the “Alte Münze” (Old Mint) museum, where visitors take a journey through time into the history of minting coins. A curiosity of the architecture is the Stolberg town hall. Its floors can only be reached via an outside staircase. It originally had twelve doors, 52 windows, and 365 panes of glass – based on the number of months, weeks and days in the year. In addition to the architectural treasures, many notable figures were born in Stolberg, visited the town, lived and worked here and left their mark on the history of Europe – including Thomas Müntzer, Juliana zu Stolberg and Johann Gottfried Schnabel. Even Martin Luther once walked here.

Blick über die Dächer der Stadt Stolberg im Südharz

The streets of Stolberg at night.

Lovingly renovated half-timbered houses in Stolberg’s streets.

Liebevoll sanierte Fachwerkhäuser in Stolbergs Straßen

Discover
a gem

A place for treasure seekers

The small town of Stolberg will surprise you with its great history and romantic flair. Situated in the middle of forests, the little town with only 1000 inhabitants is considered a half-timbered jewel, a pearl of the southern Harz mountains and for some even the “most beautiful village in Germany” – as chosen in a poll by the online travel magazine Travelbook. No wonder that Stolberg left the competition behind, because the dreamy alleys, the half-timbered houses from the 15th to 18th century and the castle above it all – the residence of the Stolberg counts and princes – really do exude a special charm.

One of the most beautiful buildings in the town is home to the “Alte Münze” (Old Mint) museum, where visitors take a journey through time into the history of minting coins. A curiosity of the architecture is the Stolberg town hall. Its floors can only be reached via an outside staircase. It originally had twelve doors, 52 windows, and 365 panes of glass – based on the number of months, weeks and days in the year. In addition to the architectural treasures, many notable figures were born in Stolberg, visited the town, lived and worked here and left their mark on the history of Europe – including Thomas Müntzer, Juliana zu Stolberg and Johann Gottfried Schnabel. Even Martin Luther once walked here.

Marvel at
nature

A place for summiteers

Even a walk through the town of Stolberg is full of temptations for hikers: Behind small, half-timbered alleys, paths lead out of the valley to the ridges of the surrounding mountains. After just a few steps, you will have left the centre of the village behind you and you will be looking down into the valley over the treetops in amazement.

On well-signposted hiking routes of varying degrees of difficulty you can reach destinations such as the Joseph's Cross, perhaps best described as a small Harz Eiffel Tower, the Lower Harz pond and ditch system or the tranquil community of Stiege with its wooden church. 

Marvel at
Nature

A place for summiteers

Even a walk through the town of Stolberg is full of temptations for hikers: Behind small, half-timbered alleys, paths lead out of the valley to the ridges of the surrounding mountains. After just a few steps, you will have left the centre of the village behind you and you will be looking down into the valley over the treetops in amazement.

On well-signposted hiking routes of varying degrees of difficulty you can reach destinations such as the Joseph's Cross, perhaps best described as a small Harz Eiffel Tower, the Lower Harz pond and ditch system or the tranquil community of Stiege with its wooden church.

 

The hearts of nostalgia and railway fans will beat faster when the steam engines of the famous narrow-gauge railway puff through the forest and cross the hiking trails.

Hiking is even more fun if you collect the stamps of the “Harzer Wandernadel” (Harz Hiking Nobility) along the way – and become a hiking king or emperor. Geocachers can also have fun on a treasure hunt around Stolberg.

 

If you are looking for a challenge, take the really big tour: the 250-kilometre-long Karst hiking trail, which stretches from Lower Saxony via Thuringia to the area of Sangerhausen. There is plenty of nature to discover along the way: caves, sinkholes, landslips, springs, brooks, cliffs and rich flora and fauna.

Hiking is even more fun if you collect the stamps of the “Harzer Wandernadel” (Harz Hiking Nobility) along the way – and become a hiking king or emperor. Geocachers can also have fun on a treasure hunt around Stolberg.

If you are looking for a challenge, take the really big tour: the 250-kilometre-long Karst hiking trail, which stretches from Lower Saxony via Thuringia to the area of Sangerhausen. There is plenty of nature to discover along the way: caves, sinkholes, landslips, springs, brooks, cliffs and rich flora and fauna.

Searching for traces of the past

A place for time travellers

The Harz is much more than just a natural idyll. The wealth of natural resources made the region a valuable settlement area in early history – and a few centuries later it became the centre of power in the medieval German Empire and the cradle of German politics and culture. History has left its mark: imperial palaces and castle ruins, cathedral treasures, half-timbered towns and churches, old mines and water installations, monuments and thousands of treasures in the museums of the region. Important noble families acquired their power here, and famous artists and scholars were at home in the Harz Mountains.
You can explore romantic little towns, mysterious mines and spiritual places, and hike to legendary peaks. Your search for traces of the past in the Harz Mountains will also take you to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the old town of Quedlinburg or the Rammelsberg ore mine, the old town of Goslar and the Upper Harz water management system.

Experience
culture

A place for the curious

The magical attraction of the Harz has always inspired imagination and creativity: the inexplicable, the eerily beautiful, the mystical have been reflected in legends and tales, in literature and the visual arts. Goethe, Heine and Caspar David Friedrich found inspiration here.

Of course, today as then, art and culture shape the character of the region. Numerous exhibitions, concerts, cabaret guest performances, theatre productions and cultural projects are constantly setting new highlights. Discover the wild and romantic natural stages of the Harz Mountains in Altenbrak, Thale and Benneckenstein, experience a theatre performance underground in Rübeland or a cabaret evening at the AndersWelt Theatre in Stolberg!

Experience
culture

A place for the curious

The magical attraction of the Harz has always inspired imagination and creativity: the inexplicable, the eerily beautiful, the mystical have been reflected in legends and tales, in literature and the visual arts. Goethe, Heine and Caspar David Friedrich found inspiration here.

Of course, today as then, art and culture shape the character of the region. Numerous exhibitions, concerts, cabaret guest performances, theatre productions and cultural projects are constantly setting new highlights. Discover the wild and romantic natural stages of the Harz Mountains in Altenbrak, Thale and Benneckenstein, experience a theatre performance underground in Rübeland or a cabaret evening at the AndersWelt Theatre in Stolberg!
Blick auf Schloss Quedlinburg

View of Quedlinburg Castle

The European Rosarium in Sangerhausen

Liebevoll sanierte Fachwerkhäuser in Stolbergs Straßen

Feel the
magic

A place for romantics

In spring, lush carpets of flowers in the awakening beech forest, in summer, lively mountain streams and cool forest paths under a dense canopy of leaves, in autumn, the roaring of deer from the golden forest, in winter, a beautiful blanket of white – the southern Harz is a fairy-tale place for a time-out for two.

Your excursions will take you to old monasteries, mighty palaces, hidden forest lakes, romantic parks and gardens, castles and fortresses. In the evening you can sit on our terrace under the stars, watch the bats fly and wait for the deer at the edge of the forest. In the morning you can enjoy the wide view of the countryside from your window and see the mountain ridge opposite appearing out of the morning mist. A new day at the FreiWerk begins!

Feel the
magic

A place for romantics

In spring, lush carpets of flowers in the awakening beech forest, in summer, lively mountain streams and cool forest paths under a dense canopy of leaves, in autumn, the roaring of deer from the golden forest, in winter, a beautiful blanket of white – the southern Harz is a fairy-tale place for a time-out for two.

Your excursions will take you to old monasteries, mighty palaces, hidden forest lakes, romantic parks and gardens, castles and fortresses. In the evening you can sit on our terrace under the stars, watch the bats fly and wait for the deer at the edge of the forest. In the morning you can enjoy the wide view of the countryside from your window and see the mountain ridge opposite appearing out of the morning mist. A new day at the FreiWerk begins!

Forget the world

A place for daydreamers

In a world that never stands still, we need time and space. Time to yourself and space to finally breathe freely again. Looking over the treetops and letting your thoughts wander – it feels so good and we treat ourselves to it far too rarely. Give yourself a break, discover how beneficial it can be to simply do nothing.

Our small but exclusive FreiWerk spa with saunas, ice fountains, a relaxation room and a fitness area is a haven of peace that makes the hectic pace of the world seem a distant memory. The warmth of the sauna relaxes the muscles, calms the mind and brings you back into harmony with your body.

Forget the world

A place for daydreamers

In a world that never stands still, we need time and space. Time to yourself and space to finally breathe freely again. Looking over the treetops and letting your thoughts wander – it feels so good and we treat ourselves to it far too rarely. Give yourself a break, discover how beneficial it can be to simply do nothing.

Our small but exclusive FreiWerk spa with saunas, ice fountains, a relaxation room and a fitness area is a haven of peace that makes the hectic pace of the world seem a distant memory. The warmth of the sauna relaxes the muscles, calms the mind and brings you back into harmony with your body.
Fachwerkvilla des Romantik Hotels FreiWerk mit dem neu eröffneten Anbau

In early summer 2020, the renovated and extended Hotel FreiWerk in the charming little town of Stolberg in the Harz region will open with new comforts, exquisite cuisine and a small but exclusive wellness area.

enjoy
the
anticipation

 

We would like to share the inspiring feeling of anticipation with you – after all, anticipation is the best way to wait.

Book your FreiWerk holiday now! Click here for our packages.