The Harz Mountains
Mountains have been a popular tourist destination for decades. Its
natural beauty, with many opportunities for hiking, as well as its historical
cities (most notably Goslar) has attracted
tourists from all over Europe and beyond.
The Harz is a mountain
range in northern Germany.
The northernmost mountain chain of Germany,
it straddles the border between the states of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The name Harz derives from a Middle High
German word meaning "forest". The Harz has a length of 95 km
(southeast to northwest) and a width of 35 km. It occupies an area of about
2000 km2 and reaches its highest point at the Brocken
(1141 m), situated in Saxony-Anhalt. The Wurmberg (971 m) is the highest peak
in the Lower Saxony part. 600,000 people live
in towns and villages of the Harz mountains.
Adaptive Hypermedia 2008 Conference Website
(L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany)