Holiday destination Altenau and Oberhartz (High Harz)
"Altenau... da wo der Pfeffer wächst!" or, in English: "Altenau... there where the pepper grows!", is the national known slogan for Altenau, the historic 'free mountain city'. Since the opening of Europe's largest herbal park in Altenau, the with herbs covered figurines and statuettes are eye catchers in the town of Altenau, where these figures are a part of the everyday street scene.
The Torfhaus is the starting point for many walks. From the town district of Torfhaus in the National Park Harz, it is only 8 kilometers (5 mile) up the Goethe-weg through undisturbed scenery to Brocken.
Mountain bikers get their money's worth in the Upper Harz: 'Volksbank Arena Harz' offers signposted tracks in a variety of levels.
The leisure organization of Altenau - that includes the DSV Nordic Walking Centre - have composed an extensive network of roads and ski runs. In summer these tracks can be walked, in wintertime you can do cross-country skiing. There is a ski and luge lift at the Torfhaus
A small, recommended museum shows moving scenes from the mining activities of the past and of the landscape..
Adults enjoy an interesting visit of former mines, children can enjoy themselves with the train ride and a boat trip in the dark.
Free admission to this adventurous playground - and more. It lies in between the Herzberg and the St. Andreasberg.
On an altitude of 726 meter (795 yard) the mountain house Hahn Klee is located. It is the year round the ideal starting point for hikes round Hahnenklee-Bockswiese, to Goslar and Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Hahn Klee can be reached per cabin lift and in wintertime by two ski-tows and a children's lift. As an extra attraction for mountain bikers there is a bike park with seven different tracks and a practice track constructed.
There are too many possibility's to place them all here on this linkpage, we only can say" We hope you will discover the Harz and enjoy the Harzexperience".