Braunlage is a town in the Harz National Park in South Lower Saxony.

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Maritim Berghotel

The Maritim Berghotel is a four star hotel, part of the luxury Maritim chain. It is situated outside Braunlage at the foot of the Wurmberg Mountain, and each room has a balcony with great views of the surrounding landscapte. It offers a wide range of facilities,Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Centre, Games Room, Solarium, Spa & Wellness Centre, Massage, Children's Playground, Billiards, Table Tennis, Hiking, Cycling, Indoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool and the usual range of services you would expect with this standard of hotel. You will have to pay extra for car parking (€ 11 per day) and Internet WiFi costs €15 per 24 hr period. There is the Pfaffenstieg restaurant and an Old English Pub bar area, a night club, and at the weekends a cafe is open on the roof terrace.

Hapimag Resort Braunlage

The Hapimag Resort is a top hotel in Braunlage, designed in the country style with 125 rooms. The hotel offers Sauna, Solarium, a games room and children's play area as well as Billiards and Table Tennis facilities. There is also a small indoor swimming pool and all facilities are inclusive including WiFi. Apartments are also available from around € 80 PP for a four person room. There is a Hotel Car Park (€ 5 per day) and there are bus connections to the nearby ski slopes of Wurmberg and Sonnenberg, about 10 minutes by car.

Hostel Braunlage

The hostel is situated in the centre of the town just 200m from the Wurmberg Cable Car. The rooms are simply furnished and contain wooden interiors. There is the usual satellite TV connection and WiFi is free. There is a bar, but other facilities are limited to family rooms and a ski storage area. Car parking is free. Children under 4 are free, but one older child or adult is charged €10 per night per person in an extra bed (max one per room). Pets are not allowed, nor are credit cards accepted - only cash.

Hotel und Residence Hohenzollern Superior

This 4 star luxury hotel offers 25 rooms within two separte buildings. All the rooms have wooden floors and a balcony with good views of the surrounding mountains. Facilities include Sauna, Fitness Centre, Spa & Wellness Centre, Massage, Hot Tub, Turkish/Steam Bath, Indoor Swimming Pool. Car parking is free, but there are charges for WiFi connections. There is a Hotel Bar for guests, and the in-house Victoria Louise restaurant offers a mixture of national and international dishes.

Relaxa Hotel Harz Wald

The relaxa Hotel Harz Wald is part of the relax chain and has 120 rooms situated on the northern side of the town. Its own 'Boulevard' restaurant serves a mixture of local receipes and international cuisine. The hotel offers a wellness and fitness centre, but WiFi connections and parking are all extra. Children under 12 are free, and those from 12-17 are charged €17 per night ina separated bed in the room. Pets will cost extra.

Hotel zur Erholung

The Hotel zur Erholung (literally the hotel for recovery) is a small family run hotel with quiet rooms, a daily breakfast buffet and its own restaurant, the Winkelstube, which specialises in food from the region. There is a large garden for children and a play area, and is close the main hiking trails. All children under 10 stay free of charge and those from 11-14 stay at half price provided they use the spare bed in the room.

Hotel zum Alten Forsthaus

Hotel zu Alten Forsthaus is a traditional hotel, occupying as it does probably the oldest building in Braunlage dating back to 1685. It is a 3 star family friendly hotel where up to two children under 12 may stay in the family room for free. Pets are also free, as is the Wifi Hotspot. There are bar facilities and a good restaurant with a mixture of local and international recipes.

Hotel Harzidyll

This small hotel with a total of 12 rooms is situated in a quiet side street near the Park Gardens on the main hiking route to the Bodetal Reserve and offers a small garden area. It is a great base for touring the Harz and in addition to free car parking offers a secure bicycle storage area. Wifi is free, but pets are not allowed.

SLEEP   —  +49 5520 80 46 68 —  Bodestr. 4b

Kleine Auszeit

Kleine Auszeit is a carefully designed restaurant with a young staff offering a wide variety of Mediterranean food. There are theme evenings on offer including Tapas, and the food is highly rated.

China Town

This is the one Chinese Restaurant in town. Food may ordered in advance for take away, and the restaurant also delivers at an extra cost.


For those seeking Greek food this is the one to visit in Braunlage. The staff are friendly and the food tasty and very good value.

Sonnenberg Hotel

The bar and bistro serves a variety of traditional and non-traditional continental cuisine.


This German Steakhouse comes highly recommended

About Braunlage

Braunlage is a town located in the Goslar region of the southern Harz mountains. Records show that Braunlage existed as a small mining community as early as 1250, and expanded slowly over the centuries. One of the oldest buildings still standing today is the Ironworks building from 1658 which is now the Harz Hotel Altes Forsthaus. In the 17th Centure Braunlage gained Market town rights and by the end of the 19th Century, with the development of the Southern Harz Railway line, Lumber and Quarrying became an important economic factor for the region. The granite quarry based on the Wurmberg mountain, the second highest in the Harz, was still in production up until 1974. The Wurmbergseilbahn, or Gondola, completed in 1965, links Braunlage with the Wurmberg covering a length of 2.8Km and rising 400m, the longest in northern Germany. The Gondola was renovated completely in 2001 and operates 6 person cabins for up to 900 persons per hour. Brunlage offers skiiers and tobogganers plentiful sport in the winter months. Braunlage, like many towns in the former border zone, suffered economically from the cancellation of the zone subsidy and the opening of the eastern Harz as competition. In november 2011, as a cost saving measure, the town administration merged with that of St. Andreasberg. *

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