Stolberg

Stolberg Castle

Stolberg in the Harz is a health resort in the state of Saxony-Anhalt . It now has 1536 inhabitants and is located 300 m above sea level. It is known as the ‘pearl of Southern Harz’.

Understand

The town of Stolberg was established in the year 1000 as a settlement for miners, mining in the area can be traced back to the year 794, where they used to mine for iron, copper, tin, silver and gold. However this was discontinued in the 17th Century. On 2 May 1525 a rebellion took place under the leadership of Thomas Müntzer, this was known as the German Peasant war. They invaded the city and forced Count Botho of Stolberg to accept their demands, all demands were reversed shortly after. The town was awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815, subsequently the town was administered in the Prussian Province of Saxony. The half timbered houses which were designed in the Renaissance style can be dated back to the 15th Century, for this reason Stolberg was named the “Historical City of Europe” At the beginning of the 20th Century tourists started to visit the town, which then became a resort in 1946.

Get in

By Plane

By Car

By Train

Stolberg (Harz) has its own train station, which is located near the city centre. The train conncects to Berga-Kelbra where you can then connect onto the Halle-Kassel line, this is a 218km track with a vast number of stops.

Get Around

See

Do

Events

Sport

Entertainment

Buy

This town does not have a lot of shops it is best for nature lovers instead, however, there are a few shops around the town and you will find they will be open Mon-Fri 09:00-18:30, Sat 09:00-14:00 and closed on Sundays.

Eat

A speciality of the town is the Stolberger Lerchen. This is a sausage with pork meat and spices. They are generally served with kale.

Sleep

Hotels

Budget

Mid Range

Splurge

Apartments

Youth Hostel

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