At the southern foot of the Wurmberg surrounded by the Harz National Park and south of the Brocken, the climatic health resort and all-year sports field Braunlage is an ideal starting point for outdoor activities and hiking: The extensive and varied landscape of the Harz Mountains with its forests, plateaus, mountain lakes and moors is perfect for relaxing body and soul.
The origin of Braunlage’s history can be traced back to the 13th century, from the first quarter of the 16th century onwards the forest settlement developed into the actual mountain and ironworks town with its diverse sports facilities and interesting half-timbered houses. An attractive and excellently developed hotel business and gastronomy invites nature lovers and active holidaymakers to linger and hike on the mountain meadows or on a mountain tour to the attractive Achtermannshöhe.
With the cable car on the Wurmberg
A cabin ropeway, the longest in northern Germany, takes you from Braunlage in about a quarter of an hour in six-person cabins to the highest mountain in Lower Saxony, the Wurmberg, from whose summit (approx. 971 m) there is a wonderful view. Numerous sports facilities from bike park to the ice stadium to the swing golf course as well as the gastronomy facility “Wurmberg-Alm” offer activities for every taste and are starting points for hikes. There is also something for children, a playground and a petting zoo are sure to give the little ones a lot of fun. The mountain is also famous for its granite, which was mined in a gigantic quarry for the buildings of the city. At the foot of the mountain several hiking trails cross at the Bärenbrücke, where a refuge invites you to rest in the midst of mountain solitude.
Natural myth migration and lump bypass on the Harz Witch Hike
The exciting hike on the Nature myth path, which can be started from the Braunlage Youth Hostel.
From Torfhaus via Sankt Andreasberg via Elend and almond wood you can also hike around Braunlage a section of the approximately 100 km long Harzer Hexenstieg, past two wildly rushing waterfalls of the Grosse Bode and the Warmen Bode.