Harzer Hexenstieg

Description

  1. Name Harzer Hexenstieg (HHS)
  2. Length of trail 100 km, 62 miles
  3. Length in days 5 days
  4. Start of trail Osterode am Harz
  5. End of trail Thale
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Harz

Osterode am Harz – Brocken – Thale, 100 km, 5 days

The former frontier dividing East and West Germany ran through the Harz, one of the prettiest mountain regions in the north of Germany and erstwhile rich gold and silver mining area. The highest mountain in the Harz, Brocken, 1141 m., was on the east side and hosted a forest of antenna's and sniffing devices aimed at the West. The forests on the eastern side were managed less intensively than on the western side. Probably the differences are still noticable. The trail runs from west to east, climbs Brocken and descends into the Bodeschlucht. In 2008, the Harzer Hexensteig was elected the best German trail. Don't forget to visit Goslar or one of the other very old towns on the northern edge of the Harz.

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Harzer Hexenstieg Brockenumgehung, 34km
Harzer Hexen Stieg, 116km

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 7. in Germany
  • patacon October 2013
  • Rate 9
  • Positive My friend and I passed the nights in shelters along the trail. but there is always the opportunity to overnight in a hotel or hostel. The trail is very well maymarked.
  • Negative You don't really have the wilderness feeling because it is a very popular trail. but if you don't go in the hiking season you can find times and parts of the trail without seeing many people.
  • Hiker Philly January 2013
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Goed gemarkeerd. Fijne route voor het hele gezin.
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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Harzer-Hexen-Stieg | Esterbauer
  • Degelijk gidsje van de lange afstands wandeling in de Harz: de Hexer Stieg. Goede beschrijving met behoorlijk kaartmateriaal en praktische informatie. Auf diesem landschaftlich und kulturell außerordentlich vielfältigen Wanderweg durchqueren Sie den Harz von Osterode am westlichen Harzrand bis Thale. Im nördlichsten Mittelgebirge Deutschlands... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Harz: Hexensteig | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. Der 100 km lange Harzer Hexensteig führt vom niedersächsischen Osterode über den Brocken durch das Bodetal ins sachsen-anhaltinische Thale. Im Wesentlichen folgt der... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Harzer Hexen Stieg | Publicpress
  • Deze gedetailleerde wandelkaart beschrijft de wandelroute van 92,5 km lengte maar ook enkele mogelijke alternatieve routes. Beschreven met veel praktische informatie en bezienswaardigheden onderweg. Erg handig uitgevoerd in water- en scheurvast plastic en in praktisch uitklapformaat! Die Wanderkarte Harzer-Hexen-Stieg ist für Wanderer, die den... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
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Germany
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Harz Witches Trail
  • Self Guided trail across The Harz, a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. One of the “Top Trails of Germany” the Harz Witches Trail long distance walking trail crosses The Harz, a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. Just a short journey from Berlin the Harz mountains rise from the North German... Read more
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