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Harz

(hɑːts) or

Harz Mountains

pl n
(Placename) a range of wooded hills in central Germany, between the Rivers Weser and Elbe: source of many legends. Highest peak: Brocken, 1142 m (3746 ft)
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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.
In Germany, 14 lynx were released at a site in the Harz mountains in 2000 and have since bred and colonised other areas.
Nash then follows the division from its initial commitment in the latter stages of the fighting in the Hurtgen Forest to the division's surrender in the Ruhr Pocket, while some elements were able to retreat to the Harz Mountains before surrendering.
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!
Elbe - save PS200pp on the 14 day Elegant Elbe, Berlin & Prague Cruise, Berlin and The Harz Mountains itinerary.
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!
After a coach trip and a day around the cobbled streets of ancient Goslar, the Brocken Steam Railway awaits to carry you onwards and upwards through meadows, forests or snowscapes to the highest point of the Harz Mountains, the Brocken.
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.
Fairy-tale German Christmas Hamelin, Hanover & the Harz Mountains - 22 December 2013 Join us for a Christmas to remember on a festive holiday that combines a stay in a welcoming four-star lakeside hotel in historic Hanover - - complete with a special Christmas menus - with some delightful, picturepostcard towns and villages, the beautiful Harz Mountains and Hamelin of Pied Piper fame.