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Harzhe Hexenstieg

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On a hike on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg you cross mystical beech and spruce forests and hike through the world cultural heritage "Oberharzhe water shelf". Ponds, streams and numerous ditches accompany you on your way towards Thale. You reach the Brocken through the high moor and can enjoy the unique view of the green surroundings high up.


Change for 2023:

Please note that due to business closure (in one case) and use as refugee accommodation (in the other case), our two hotel partners in the Stage location Rübeland cannot be booked in 2023.

Of course, we have appropriate alternatives ready. You can find these under day 5.

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet
  • More than 30 years of experience

To get in the mood for your hiking trip, do Harzhe-Hexen-Stieg strolled through the half-timbered town in the south-west of the Harzeg.

Overnight place: Easterode

You walk uphill on old trade routes to the Oberharzhe water shelf. Created from the 16th century, this water system is used to divert and store water. In the university town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld you can marvel at the largest wooden church in Germany, the Market Church of the Holy Spirit
Walking time: approx. 4 hours

Overnight place: Clausthal-Zellerfeld

It continues on the beautiful hiking trail over forest paths and narrow paths always along the water systemems. You will pass the iron source near Altenau, a few meters from the Dammgraben and the Großer Gerlachsbach. The reddish color of the water immediately catches the eye. A stroll through the herb garden in the town of Altenau is worthwhile.
Walking time: approx. 5 hours

Overnight place: Altenau

Via the Goetheweg, which was named after the great poet because of his numerous journeys here, you walk through the high moor and then climb to the summit of the Brocken. It goes down by Harzhe narrow-gauge railway, which takes you to the Schierke train station with lots of bends and steam (the costs are not included in the tour price).
Walking time: approx. 6 hours

Overnight place: snickers

The path leads along gentle forest paths over the Trudenstein rock and the "Drei Annen Hohne" train station to the "new mining" region (limestone quarrying). You hike through the Tiefenbach valley, where you have a wonderful view of Rübeland with its stalactite caves from the Hoher Kleef vantage point.
Walking time: approx. 6 hours

Change for 2023:

Please note that due to business closure (in one case) and use as refugee accommodation (in the other case), our two hotel partners in the Stage location Rübeland cannot be booked in 2023.

Of course, we have appropriate alternatives ready, which will look like this:

  • Regular hiking route Schierke - Rübeland (20 km) and then bus to Hasselfelde (20 minutes) or Elbingerode (6 min), where you spend the night, morning bus ride from Hasselfelde/Elbingerode to Rübeland and continue walking
    • (Bus tickets are included in the tourist tax, which you pay on the spot (no additional costs))
  • Hiking tour Schierke - Elbingerode directly (approx. 15 km),
    • Elbingerode - Altenbrak directly (approx. 21 km), no bus journeys necessary
  • Hiking tour Schierke - Hasselfelde directly (southern route of the Hexenstieg), approx. 23 km,
    • Hasselfelde - Altenbrak also directly on the southern route (approx. 11 km, 15 km to Treseburg)
  • Double overnight stay in Altenbrak (with afternoon and morning transfers)

Please note that there will be no choice between the options, we will book these based on availability and will advise you on confirmation.

We will try to resolve this situation for you at no additional cost.
If there are situations that require an extra charge, we will inform you immediately.

Overnight place: Hasselfelde / Elbingerode / Altenbrak

The path takes you along idyllic forest and meadow paths through the "old mining" area with numerous geological features. Past the Wendefurth dam and through the Mühlental you reach the first bends of the Bodetal.
Walking time: approx. 4,0h / 5,5 h

Overnight place: Altenbrak/Treseburg

On the last hiking day of your hiking trip on Harzhe-Hexen-Stieg you walk through the Bodetal with the steep granite rocks. At the end of the trip, we recommend a visit to the Hexentanzplatz or the Rosstrappe. The stage destination is Thale, alternatively you can reach Quedlinburg by train or bus within a very short time (for a surcharge).
Walking time: approx. 3 h / 4,5 h

Overnight place: Thale

After an eventful hiking trip on Harzer-Hexen-Stieg start your individual journey home today or extend your journey by an additional night.

Overnight place: Thale (departure)

  • 7 nights including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 1 package of detailed maps and information material per room
  • 7 days service hotline
Price in € per person * Cat I
Double room including breakfast €669
Single room including breakfast €869

Seasonal prices

From 12.05.2023/02.09.2023 to XNUMX

  • €36,00 surcharge in Cat. I

Additional Services

  • Return transfer Thale – Osterode: up to 7 people (bus price) - €210,00


Note: All prices are per person.

Osterode, C-Zellfeld, Schierke, Tresburg


Cat I


Double room (DR)

68 EUR


Single room (SR)

90 EUR





Cat I


Double room (DR)

72 EUR


Single room (SR)

105 EUR





Cat I


Double room (DR)

82 EUR


Single room (SR)

115 EUR





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Harzhe Hexenstieg

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 105 km

National park Harz and wide views

Daily departure from April 01nd to October 31th, 2023

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I
Double room including breakfast €669
Single room including breakfast €869

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: to Osterode station / from Thale station

Return transfer Thale – Osterode: Further information can be found in the "Prices" tab.

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Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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