Harzspots holiday planner
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About us

Our motto: cooperation instead of confrontation. No more North, East, South and West Harz - we are THE Harz and Harzspots is the link.

Our vision: Harzspots should be a solidarity community of all partner companies with the aim of promoting themselves but also each other in order to further increase the economic strength as well as the tourist attractiveness of the Harz region. From the Harz, for the Harz.

Harzspots is the perfect navigation tool for everyone when it comes to excursion destinations, accommodation, restaurants, cultural sites and attractions, but also hiking and cycling trails in the Harz.

The Harzspots Team

Thomas Rader

"I have been successfully investing in the Harz Mountains since 2014 in holiday homes (Bergwaldlodges, -suites & -chalets) as well as an Italian gastronomy (Montevino). I have learned to love and appreciate the region and its people and have made it my task, together with my Harzspots team, to develop with heart and passion the portal harzspots.com, which I acquired in 2021, into THE perfect digital navigation aid for the guest, visitor, holidaymaker but also the local "Harzers"."

Rens Zwanenburg

"There is no second chance for the first impression. A high quality of photos on your website is half the booking. I'm Rens Zwanenburg, Dutch and I've been living in Schierke since 2018. I attended the photo academy. Photography is my passion, whether it's object or landscape photography. Therefore, it stands to reason that I am also responsible for photography at Harzspots. If you would like attractive photos for your business or other motifs, please feel free to contact us."

Carolin Pilarczyk

"I have been living in the Harz Mountains for six years and have found my adopted home here. The history, but especially the nature, have always fascinated me. When I learnt about Harzspots, it was a pleasure to join the team and contribute my social media skills, especially on Instagram. Because Harzspots sees the Harz as a whole and doesn't differentiate between south, west, east or north. There is one Harz and our aim is to present the Harz as an impressive travel destination. My particular motivation is to bring the diversity and cultural significance of the Harz Mountains to a wider audience. I want to inspire people to discover the Harz - its natural beauty, historic towns and cultural treasures."

Martin Heine

"Someone has to take the rap for the technology, too: Martin. He's been in the business as a provider for over 20 years and is therefore an old hand (as his mirror says in the morning). He makes sure that everything works, that new features are added all the time and that everything is designed in an appetising way.

Philipp Haberkorn

"The somewhat deeper corporate films from the heart - that's the standard we set for ourselves at ex animo MEDIA. For this, no path is too far, no sunrise too early and no scene too risky for us. For several years now, we have been the agency in the Harz region for professional image films, employer branding films, product commercials, event aftermovies and HarzSpots listing films in Netflix look. Together we'll put your hotel, restaurant or leisure adventure in just the right light!"

Markus Gründel

"I have been hiking in the Harz mountains since I was a child. With the success of my books on geocaching, I was able to turn my hobby into a profession. I set up my base camp in Altenau many years ago. From here I collect GPS data of tours, stamp sites, refuges for various projects, which I report on my blog. Our beautiful Harz Mountains are close to my heart and so for many years I have been organising activities such as litter picking with "my" geocachers in and with the National Park. This is the perfect way for me to get involved with Harzspots."

Leon Grage

"I'm Leon and I've been involved in the Harzspots project for a while now. My area of responsibility includes everything that goes hand in hand with the topics of online marketing and especially SEO, after all, Harz enthusiasts should also become aware of the project and find the numerous business entries here on Harzspots.com."

Katja Wegener

"Lively, fun-loving and always with fresh PR ideas in mind. As a networker, author and blogger scout, Katja has combined her experience in tourism marketing for over 20 years. Katja is our specialist for effective visibility. For all questions around content creator, influencer marketing, blogger and influencer selection, blogger cooperations and blogger events, she is our idea finder and implementation professional."

Our texts

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All texts on the spot pages in the categories attractions, accommodation, gastronomy, shopping and culture are the responsibility of the respective spot operators in terms of content and form. This also applies to all events created by these spot operators. We have received some of the texts on the cities and holiday resorts from the respective administration.

We have written the other texts ourselves to the best of our knowledge. Please point out any errors in content so that we can correct them immediately.


A large part of the translations on these pages were generated with the help of artificial intelligence. Therefore, please do not expect perfect formulations. However, we are also happy to receive tips on errors or suggestions for improvements to the translations.