Die Harzreise

by Heinrich Heine


Die Harzreise is a travel report about a trip to the Harz Mountains by German poet and author, Heinrich Heine, compiled in autumn 1824, which was first published in January and February 1826 in the magazine, Der Gesellschafter, by Friedrich Wilhelm Gubitz and ran for fourteen issues. Some editorial changes were made beforehand. Later in 1826 Die Harzreise appeared in the first part of Reisebilder. For the book, Heine made revisions and changes, and added the famous Göttingen section. Heine himself described his record as a literary fragment. The book was the first of Heine's to be published by Hoffmann and Campe of Hamburg, the publisher who later brought out all Heine's writings.

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