Children & Family

The Harz region is a family-friendly and lively home close to nature. For young families, it is the ideal place to build a home and raise children because the economy is strong and jobs are abundant. Harz County stands out with well-located and affordable housing as well as its outstanding leasure and cultural attractions.


Childcare & Education

From birth until the end of 6th grade, parents have a guaranteed right to childcare in daycare facilities. For parents with several children in kindergarten there are special discounts available. There are well over 100 daycare facilities which cover different requirement for child-oriented development in Harz County. Many institutions are also integrative kindergartens, providing the basis for living and learning together with and without special educational needs.

Harz County has a balanced and efficient educational offer with an excellent and recognized high quality education and training structure. In addtion to primary, secondary, community, general and special needs schools there are grammar schools and vocational schools in municipal, private and independent sponsorship. In addition the Saxony-Anhalt state schools for music and the hearing-impaired have their place in the educational landscape of the district.

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Families & leisure activites

Often children desire a varied everyday life and demand exciting leisure activities. For small and grown-up adventurers alike, the district of Harz has a lot to offer. The western town of Pullman City Harz has become a mecca for families and children as well as the various attractions surrounding the Thale cable cars. Extraordinary experiences and a special adrenaline rush are promised by the company Harzdrenalin at Germany's highest dam with its Megazipline and one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in the world. And not only in bad wheather there are indoor activities at hand for a family visit, e.g. HaWoGe Spielemagazin (indoor playground) in halberstadt, the active game house in Thale or the Hasseröder holiday park in Wernigerode.


Location Development Harz County
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 42
38820 Halberstadt