Your extraordinary holiday resort for activities, wellness and local cuisine

Bad Harzburg has been one of the most well-known and popular spa and health resorts of the Harz Mountains for more than 100 years. On the northern rim of the Harz Mountains surrounded by broad deciduous forests, the town lies within a particularly beautiful setting. Every year, there is the traditional horse race, here the thoroughbred breeding has a long tradition. Beautiful destinations in the Harz Mountains and the historic sights of the area can be reached quickly from here. The Sonnenresort Ettershaus is located on the edge of the national park in close proximity to the canopy pathway, Burgberg cable car, brine spa and Kurpark (spa garden).

With the Sonnenresort Ettershaus something very special has been created in Bad Harzburg. An exciting combination of authentic history, love of nature and modern Harz Mountain experience. The historic villa, the Ettershaus, has been beautifully and carefully restored. It is the centre of the resort and offers 24 rooms and suites, including two private spa suites, Taut’s restaurant, hotel bar and a large spa area. We can offer a newly created an apartment house with 27 units. Here families with children feel particularly welcome. Things get adventurous in the tree houses. This is a unique offer in the Harz Mountains. The tree houses “Octagon” are built around trees, while Elvis and Elvis Junior stand on stilts in the middle of the forest. This is a place where childhood dreams come true.

The newly designed and light-flooded spa area offers moments of well-being on approximately 900 square meters. Beauty treatments are available as well as relaxation baths and massages. In our combined in- and outdoor pool with jacuzzi you can easily change locations.

On the culinary side the Sonnenresort Ettershaus offers a wide selection. Taut’s restaurant in the Villa Ettershaus exudes a dignified coziness. The conservatory, various rooms and the individual design are a tribute to the architect Bruno Taut, who created this building in the early 20th century. For lunch and dinner, our kitchen team spoils you with selected Harz Mountain dishes. Also located on the premises is our daytime catering, the Hexenwerk (‘Witchcraft’). Here you will be spellbound or should we say bewitched? Open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm, the Hexenwerk, furnished in a modern, Harz Mountain style, is a place for the young and old, for holidaymakers and locals, for those who enjoy spending time together. The terrace offers a unique view of the Harz Mountains. In the upscale, self-service style, Harzer Mountain treats are reinterpreted and freshly prepared. For a quick stop before a hike, there are also takeaway offers, such as “Stulle” (German-style sandwich) or coffee to go.

A holiday at the Sonnenresort Ettershaus will be an experience for all your senses.

Important information for your arrival:

  • Arrival times between 3.00 and 9.00 pm, departure time until 10.00 am.
  • Our restaurant hours are breakfast from 7.00 – 10.30 am, hot meals at Taut’s restaurant from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm. Gastronomy around the clock from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm at the Hexenwerk.
  • Pets are welcome (6 €/day).
  • The nearest train station is directly in Bad Harzburg (2.5 km away), the nearest motorway (A395) is about 4 km away.
  • We accept cash, EC / Maestro card, Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa or American Express credit cards.

For further information please call us at: +49 5321 685540

Ayhan Soljin


At such a historical place to receive our guests and to see happy, I am deeply inspired. Welcome to this magical place!
sonnenresort ettershaus
Nordhäuser Straße 1
38667 Bad Harzburg, Germany