Winter of culture in the Harz mountains

The 5th Winter of Culture in the Harz mountains presents the perfect opportunity to take a break from all the winter sports fun on offer in Germany. A programme of guided tours and events runs until 12 February 2012 in many of the local palaces, museums, theatres and abbeys. Throughout the festival, there will be so much to discover across the region, whether in beautiful Goslar or medieval Quedlinburg.

And if you feel like getting active again, the Harz mountains in northern Germany are always popular for skiing and walking.