town of Germany

Herzberg am Harz is a town in southern Niedersachsen, Germany.


Herzberg am Harz lies right next to the Harz, Germany's northernmost mountain range. Herzberg also markets itself as an "Esperanto-Stadt" (Herzberg – la Esperanto-urbo) on account of the Esperantist activity in the area. In 2017 a square was named after Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, on occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his death.


Herzberg castle was first mentioned in 1154. The town was part of the state of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, and the castle was for some time used as a residence by the dukes. Herzberg became a city in 1929.

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

The town has a 1 train station. with regular regional trains to Göttingen, Nordhausen and Braunschweig.    

By carEdit

  • Coming from the south you leave the A 7 at Göttingen-Nord (72) to drive the B 27 to Braunlage. Herzberg will be reached after 38 km.
  • From the north you leave the A 7 at Seesen (67) and follow the B 243 to Osterode, after another 10 km from Osterode you will arrive in Herzberg.
  • Coming from the east you leave the A 38 at Großwechsungen (9) and follow the B 243 for 35 km to Herzberg.

By busEdit

See also: Intercity buses in Germany

By planeEdit

About a 70 km drive away you find Kassel-Calden airport, which receives a very limited number of flights and is thus probably not your best bet in arriving here. Another airport with limited connections (though not as limited as Kassel) can be found near Erfurt. The closest somewhat major international airports are in Hanover (HAJ IATA) and the one serving Halle and Leipzig (LEJ IATA). When arriving from further away, flying into Frankfurt Airport (FRA IATA) and taking the train (change in Göttingen) might work out cheaper or even faster. See air rail alliances.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Herzberg am Harz






  • Ihlas Döner, Am Sieberdamm 3, +49 55 21 52 25. 3,50€ to 8€.
  • China-Restaurant Nanjing, Am Sieberdamm 3, +49 55 21 61 44. mains 10€ to 15€.






As could be expected by a town calling itself "Esperanto-City" all public schools and a few non-school institutions offer Esparanto classes. If you want to take a course as a visitor, you can go to

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