These are a few activities we would like to recommend while you stay with us.
In Summer time:
Why not hike up the Brocken, the most famous and highest (1142 m) mountain in the Harz? It takes about 20 minutes drive to a starting point, then a further 1 1/2 to 2 hour hike to the summit. Alternatively if you're feeling really fit, you can even hike from the campsite along the "Harzer Hexenstieg" (a new hiking trail across the Harz). At the summit it may be cold, but you will probably be rewarded with an amazing view of the region. At the top there is a restaurant, cafe, beer garden and a new museum which presents the history of the Brocken and spionage in the DDR through interactive displays. For those of you who prefer the comfortable way to the summit, the best way is with the steam train (Brockenbahn). Other hikes which we recommend are to "Berg Schalke", "Wolfswarte" and "Hanskühneburg". Please ask for more information at the reception.
Activities for children include swimming in our heated indoor pool, the summer toboggan-run "Superrutschbahn" in St. Andreasberg and pony rides in Zellerfeld.
In Winter time:
Depending on weather conditions, the Harz offers a wide range of winter sport activities. Various cross-country ski runs are found in close vicinity to the campsite. These are well maintained and lead through a magic winter wonderland. For down hill skiing and snowboarding there are several suitable slopes at Sonnenberg (15 minute drive) and Wurmberg near Braunlage (25 minute drive). Smaller slopes with ski tows (good for beginners) are found in Zellerfeld, Hahnenklee and Lerbach. Toboganning is possible in nearly all parts of the Harz mountains, and even on our campsite, kids go for a short ride down the slope.
Iceskating is possible in indoor arenas in Altenau and Braunlage as well as on our lake, if the ice is thick enough.
All year round:
Visit the surrounding cities and let the medieval ages become part of your holiday: Goslar, Quedlinburg (both belong to the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage), Bad Harzburg, Werningerrode und Halberstadt have a lot of sights to offer.
In the near town of Clausthal - Zellerfeld, you will find the famous wooden church, the mining museum, the "Kunsthandwerkerhof" (handmade crafts and arts) or the geology information centre of the university.
Mining has always played an important role in the history of the Harz mountains. Follow the steps of the old miners and visit the following mines:
The "19-Lachter-Stollen" in Wildemann
The mining museum with authentic mine in the Rammelsberg mountain in Goslar.
The "Grube Samson" in St. Andreasberg
Natural caves which are open for visitors can be found in the Iberg mountain near Bad Grund and in the area of Osterode.