Harzendorf began her career at SC DHfK Leipzig. In 1989 she was in four without coxswain together with Heike Winkler, Annegret shrub and Ute Wagner DDR Champion. At the World Championships in Bled Ina Justh sat for Winkler in the boat, Harz Mountains, Justh, shrub and Wagner won the title before the boats from China and Romania. In 1990, she moved with shrub and Wagner in the eighth and won the last East German championship in this class of boat. The last major appearance of the GDR's national rowing was the 1990 World Cup in Tasmania, where the GDR Roller won the bronze medal.
In 1991, Harzendorf for rowing club Saarbrücken. Although she had only occupies the second place in the German Championship, it belonged to the German eighth at the World Championships in Vienna, the boat finished fifth. From 1992 to 1994 Harzendorf won three German league title with the eighth. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the eighth in the German occupation Annegret Bush, Sylvia Dördelmann, Cerstin Petermann, Kathrin Haacker, Dana Pomerania, Christiane Harzendorf, Ute Wagner, Judith Zeidler won the bronze medal with tax Daniela Neunast. Also won bronze resin village with the eighth at the World Championships in 1993.