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Harz Mountains

 (härts)
A mountain range of central Germany extending about 100 km (60 mi) between the Weser and the Elbe. The range rises to 1,141 m (3,743 ft) and has many mineral springs and resort areas.
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Harz′ Moun′tains

(hɑrts)
n.pl.
a range of low mountains in central Germany between the Elbe and Weser rivers. Highest peak, Brocken, 3745 ft. (1141 m).
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When Nazi Germany collapsed in 1945, more than 400 tons of Foreign Ministry archives, captured in the Harz mountains, were assembled in Marburg Castle.
If you'd rather not fly but like the group tour idea, head over to Germany's Harz Mountains to see fairytale villages and follow the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
In Germany, 14 lynx were released at a site in the Harz mountains in 2000 and have since bred and colonised other areas.
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All-inclusives include an eight-day Heart of Germany trip to Wernigerode, Quedlinburg, Goslar and the pretty Harz Mountains, and an eight-day Czech Charms tour of the historic region of Bohemia, which takes in Unesco world heritage site Cesky Krumlov plus Tabor, Pisek and Pilsen, home of the famous Pilsner beer.
ESCORTED HOLIDAY 8 days from PS849 Berlin, Potsdam & the Harz Mountains Flying Direct from Liverpool & Manchester Departs Jun 16, Jul 21 & Aug 18 2016 The scenery of the Harz Mountains, the medieval history amid the half-timbered houses of Goslar and Quedlinburg, the 'iron curtain' history of East Germany and Berlin, and the stunning new capital city that is emerging!
His most ambitious project in this capacity involved using wind-powered pumps to recirculate the water used to operate machinery in the silver mines of the Harz Mountains. (Despite his best efforts, this project stalled during implementation.) He also designed and built several working prototypes of an innovative calculating machine which employed his idea of a stepped drum (Staffelwalze) or "Leibniz wheel." This technology continued to be used in calculating machines for more than 200 years and was also central to Leibniz's idea for an Enigma-like cipher machine that would have essentially automated the process of encoding or decoding messages using a remarkably sophisticated polyalphabetic substitution pattern.
Services of a tour representative 8 or 15 days from PS559 Berlin, Potsdam & the Harz Mountains Flying Direct from Manchester Departs Jun 19, Jul 31 & Aug 7 The scenery of the Harz Mountains, the medieval history amid the halftimbered houses of Goslar and Quedlinburg, the 'iron curtain' history of East Germany and Berlin, and the stunning new capital city that is emerging!
Departs Feb 26, Mar 5 & 19 November 2014 8 or 15 days from PS749 The Harz Mountains, Berlin & Potsdam from Bristol This trip is a fascinating mixture of big city and modern history in Berlin, imperial capitals in Goslar and Potsdam, medieval towns in Quedlinburg and Wittenberg and wonderful scenery in the Harz mountains.
We feature a host of popular destinations in Catalonia, Andalucia and the Basque Country in mainland Spain; the Balearic and Canary Islands; the High Pyrenees; Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Lake Maggiore and the Italian Riviera in Italy; South West France, the Harz mountains and Lower Bavaria in Germany as well as the Algarve in Portugal, Crete and Cyprus.