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Hiking in the World Heritage Harz –

The most beautyful routes for an afertnoon excursion


Discover the World Heritage individually on foot on these hikes and walks that we have selected for you. Find your way with a map or an app.

From Goslar's historic town centre to the Rammelsberg Mine

This tour connects the historic town centre of Goslar and the Rammelsberg Ore Mine.
Further information / Tour description 


duration: around 2:45 h · difficulty: easy
length: 6.2 km · ascent: 291 m · descent: 291 m 


WatersideWalk Lautenthaler Kunstgraben

The Lautenthaler Kunstgraben ditch was constructed from 1570 onward across difficult hillside terrain.
Further information / Tour description


duration: around 2:30 h · difficulty: easy
length: 8.4 km · ascent: 381 m · descent: 343 m 


World Heritage Insight Walk III: Traces of the Past in the Clausthal Valley

A fascinating QR-code-based tour of discovery around a deep valley.
Further information / Tour description 


duration: around 2:00 h · difficulty: easy
length: 3.4 km · ascent: 99 m · descent: 99 m 


WatersideWalk Zellerfelder Kunstgraben

The artistic dry stone walling of the ditch, mini bridges and carefully maintained stone arches – this is the Zellerfelder Kunstgraben.
Further information / Tour description 


duration: around 3:30 h · difficulty: easy
length: 12.2 km · ascent: 225 m · descent: 222 m


World Heritage Insight Walk II: Pumps and Water Storage 

The Polsterberger Hubhaus – a pump house – and its operation.
Further information / Tour description 


duration: around 2:00 h · difficulty: easy
length: 3.3 km · ascent: 94 m · descent: 94 m 


WatersideWalk Hutthaler Widerwaage ditch system

This attractive and easy circular walk offers you an impressive overview of the theme Upper Harz Water Management System.
Further information / Tour description 


duration: around 2:00 h · difficulty: easy
length: 7 km · ascent: 149 m · descent: 149 m 


WatersideWalk Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben

The Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben ditch was hammered laboriously out of the rocky hillside by hand.
Further information / Tour description


duration: around 2:00 h · difficulty: easy
length: 6 km · ascent: 219 m · descent: 218 m 


WatersideWalk Rehberger Graben

Hammered out of the granite, blasted and dug out: it took 150 years of hard work to complete the most difficult ditch construction in the Upper Harz – the Rehberger Graben.
Further information / Tour description


duration: around 2:00 h · difficulty: easy
length: 7.1 km · ascent: 150 m · descent: 195 m 


OVERVIEW MAP

Rammelsberg

World culture up close

In the former mine at the Rammelsberg you will get unique insights into the long history of mining. In the historic installations both above and below ground you will find out about 1000 years of uninterrupted ore mining.

World Heritage in the Harz

A diverse World Heritage Site with numerous museum locations awaits your visit. And the Information Centre offers you the perfect introduction to the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System. Read more…

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An overview of what the World Heritage has to offer

This information brochure will take you on your first journey of discovery through the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz. Have fun browsing.

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