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The Harz is the highest mountain range in Northern Germany and its rugged terrain extends across parts of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. The name Harz derives from the Middle High German word Hardt or Hart (mountain forest), Latinized as Hercynia. The legendary Brocken is the highest summit in the Harz with a height of above sea level. The Wurmberg is the highest peak located entirely within Lower Saxony.

Harz (Landkreis Osterode am Harz)

The administrative district (Verwaltungsbezirk) of Harz (Landkreis Osterode am Harz) is an unincorporated area in the German district of Osterode am Harz.

Harz (surname)

Harz is a large mountain range in Germany. People with the surname Harz include:

  • Alex Harz (born ?), U.S. filmmaker, actor, mountaineer, adventurer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
  • Carl Otto Harz (1842–1906), German mycologist, pharmacist, and botanist