Take a break from civilization and get lost in the coniferous woods of Northern Germany's highest mountain range. Listen to the gurgling of fresh creeks as you follow meandering trails through Harz National Park. You've just passed a handful of lonesome bogs in the heart of the mountains, when suddenly the trees start thinning. Through the gaps you can get a glimpse of rugged granite cliffs dropping away into the vast plains below. This is the Harz: an extraordinarily diverse landscape, a rich microcosm worth discovering - and a perfect destination for your next hiking adventure.