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Long-distance hikes in the Harz Mountains

Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in the Harz Mountains. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in the Harz Mountains

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Long distance hiking trail · Binnenland Schleswig-Holstein
European Long Distance Trail E6 - German section from Flensburg to the Bavarian Forest
Premium content Difficulty difficult
2
1,455.2 km
369:45 h
16,973 m
15,746 m
The European Long-distance Trail E6 is an ambitious project that will one day run continuously from northern Finland to Turkey. On the German section we hike with gradually increasing gradients from north to south.
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harz Border Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
2
58.4 km
16:50 h
1,499 m
1,495 m
The Harzer Grenzsteig leads us along the former inner-German border past old border installations from Ilsenburg over the Brocken to Walkenried.
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harzer Klosterwanderweg - 6. Etappe - Thale bis Quedlinburg
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
1
19.9 km
5:10 h
161 m
194 m
6. Etappe des Harzer Klosterwanderweges vom Kloster Wendhusen in Thale bis zur Klosterkirche Sankt Marien auf dem Münzenberg in Quedlinburg.
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Karst hiking trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
140.4 km
52:00 h
3,407 m
3,362 m
The Karst Trail opens up the unique natural landscape in the districts of Osterode am Harz (Lower Saxony), Nordhausen (Thuringia) and Mansfeld-Südharz (Saxony-Anhalt).
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Selketal-Stieg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
5
74.9 km
20:10 h
605 m
974 m
Auf dem Selketal-Stieg erlebt man auf einer schönen Route durch den Unterharz Natur und Kultur pur. Durch das Stammland der Anhaltiner geht es an der Burg Falkenstein vorbei bis zur UNESCO-Welterbestadt Quedlinburg.
Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E11
recommended route Difficulty difficult
2
364.8 km
91:26 h
2,649 m
2,882 m
Von Amsterdam durch den Harz und die Mark Brandenburg nach Masuren (Bereich Sachsen-Anhalt)
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harzer-Hexen-Stieg Südroute
recommended route Difficulty moderate
23.8 km
6:20 h
570 m
695 m
Alternativer Streckenabschnitt zum Harzer-Hexen-Stieg zwischen der Ruine Königsburg und Altenbrak
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harzer Baudensteig - Total route
Premium content Difficulty moderate
4
96.6 km
28:45 h
3,811 m
3,866 m
On the Baudensteig trail, we explore the most beautiful forest restaurants and mountain inns (Bauden) in the southern Harz. Along the route, independent circular routes (ochre-coloured Baudensteig symbol) are signposted from time to time, giving us further insights into the beautiful landscape of the Harz Nature Park.
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13
96 km
24:00 h
1,621 m
1,665 m
Die märchenhafte, mystische Welt des Harzes lässt sich am besten auf dem Harzer-Hexen-Stieg erkunden. Der sagenumwobene Brocken ist nur einer von vielen Höhepunkten des spannenden Weitwanderwegs, der den Nationalpark Harz durchquert.
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Long distance hiking trail · Harz
Harzer Försterstieg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
2
56.5 km
16:00 h
1,176 m
1,039 m
Der Harzer Försterstieg erschließt den Wanderern über knapp 60 Kilometer die landschaftliche Schönheit, die Vielfalt der unterschiedlichen Lebensräume sowie die historischen Besonderheiten des Westharzes.
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Selketal-Stieg by Andreas
March 05, 2022 · Community
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Harzer Klosterwanderweg - 6. Etappe - Thale bis Quedlinburg by wolfgang
November 18, 2021 · Community
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