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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain range of central Germany extending about 97 km (60 mi) between the Weser and the Elbe. The range rises to 1,142.8 m (3,747 ft) and has many mineral springs and resort areas.

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Examples

  • More contemplative than his Romantic contemporaries, Heinrich Heine went for a long walk in the Harz Mountains, cherishing a German landscape from which he would soon be exiled.

    Destiny in D Minor

  • They were at six thousand feet, less than two thousand feet over the Harz Mountains.

    Daring Young Men

  • There was already snow on the Harz Mountains between Frankfurt and Berlin.

    Daring Young Men

  • He was captured by the Gestapo in 1944 and sent first to Buchenwald and then north to the satellite camp at Dora-Mittelbau in the Harz Mountains where he labored in the underground work camp manufacturing, among other things, the V-2 rockets Hitler hoped would save his war effort.

    The Lampshade

  • In Germany the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, is considered the focal point of Walpurgisnacht.

    Walpurgisnacht and May Day « Musings from an overworked translator

  • Goslar is, like Wernigerode, located on the north side of the Harz Mountains, but neither town feels like a mountain town because they are on the fringe.

    Goslar

  • Walking tours were the popular form of recreation in Germany then, and Heine decided to take a brisk meander through the Harz Mountains.

    Emancipation

  • The pine trees of the Harz Mountains “blazed up like tinder.”

    Human Smoke

  • Through the company's catalog, customers can order authentic sausage from the Harz Mountains, popular in Honecker's day, and handmade wooden GDR Christmas ornaments.

    Hello, Lenin!

  • Designed on a wilderness Baltic island by scientists working under the odious opportunist Dr. Wernher von Braun, they were produced at a supersecret facility called Mittelwerk, a system of deep storage tunnels in an isolated valley of the Harz Mountains.

    Masters of the Air

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