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The Wurmberg in Braunlage

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Ski Resort and Adventure Resort in the Harz

Where’s the Wurmberg?

The Wurmberg, formerly called Wormberch, Wormsberg or Wormberg, is located in Braunlage in the district of Goslar. The Wurmberg rises in the Harz Nature Park about 3. 3 km north of Braunlage and about 3 km west-southwest of Schierke.


How high is the Wurmberg?

The Wurmberg is at 971. 2 m above sea level the second highest mountain in the Harz Mountains and the highest mountain in Lower Saxony.


When is the best time to travel to Wurmberg?

The best time to visit the Wurmberg is in winter. Go alpine skiing or snowboarding. Here, the right level of difficulty is provided for beginners as well as for professionals. The little ones experience tobogganing fun on the huge toboggan run and enjoy a ride on the cable car to the middle station beforehand. You can also indulge in culinary delights at the Wurmbergalm, the Gipfelstürmer, the Rodelhaus or the Hexenrittalm. But you can also enjoy your free time in summer. Hike to the summit or float up comfortably with the Wurmberg cable car. Once at the top, almost the entire Harz National Park is at your feet. Young and old have fun together in the mountain adventure world. For a little more action, we recommend a speedy descent on the monster scooter. In summer, the large downhill park is also open.



Why Wurmberg?

The Wurmberg is the largest and most modern ski area in northern Germany.


What to do at the Wurmberg?

You can hike to the summit or comfortably take the cable car up. The Wurmberg not only offers a 360-degree panorama but also a wide range of gastronomic options in cosy ski huts, rustic guest lounges and on sun terraces with great views.

In winter you can enjoy one of the most beautiful skiing areas. Lower Saxony's highest mountain offers numerous winter sports opportunities for families, athletes and connoisseurs at an altitude of up to approx. 1,000 metres! Alpine ski slopes, freestyle terrain, toboggan run, children's and toboggan lifts, cross-country ski trails and winter hiking trails ensure that you can experience winter on the Wurmberg in all its diversity. The Wurmberg cable car leads directly from Braunlage up the mountain in two sections. From the Hexenritt, a 4-seater chairlift (HEXENEXPRESS-open only when skiing) also aims for the 971 m summit.


What to do in summer at Wurmberg?

Whether hiking, water adventures, cable car rides, monster scooters, mountain biking, petting zoos, longest marble run in northern Germany or summit amazement - the Wurmberg offers a wealth of summer activities at an altitude of almost 1,000 metres between May and October.


The Wurmberg in summer

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Comfortably up to the summit in every season with the Wurmberg cable car.

The 6-seater gondolas take you comfortably to the summit of the Wurmberg. By the way, dogs are also welcome in the cable car! In addition, bikes, monster scooters, prams and also your winter sports equipment are transported.


Experience the summit on Lower Saxony's highest mountain in winter as well as in summer

It doesn't get any higher than this - the Wurmberg is the highest mountain in Lower Saxony with a summit height of 971 m and offers a fantastic view of the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz at 1,142 m, which is within reach. Almost the entire Harz National Park lies at your feet up here. But the view extends far beyond, on a clear day to the Wasserkuppe in the Rhön and the Großer Inselsberg in the Thuringian Forest. You can also see the Kassel Mountains and the Kyfhäuser Mountains. Or you can look far into the Magdeburger Börde to the east. The Wurmberg ski jump and its viewing plateau can be reached through the main entrance of the Wurmberg-Alm.

The summit cross of the Wurmberg stands on the footpath from the mountain station of the Wurmberg cable car to the Wurmberg-Alm. It serves as the location of the mountain mass for the parish priest in summer.

Directly in front of the entrance to the Wurmberg Alm is the snow bar. Here the highest measured snow heights of recent years are indicated. The historic snow depth of 314 cm at the summit, measured in April 1970, is also noted here. On a board you will find all climate and weather data concerning the Wurmberg summit. A thermometer also shows the current temperature on the mountain.

The large Wurmberg Ski Jump from 1922 was dismantled due to dilapidation, and a new observation tower with a giant slide now stands on the same spot.

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Experiences for families on the Wurmberg in summer

Wurmberg with mountain adventure world and observation tower

The longest cable car in Lower Saxony takes you up the Wurmberg. A large playground and a petting zoo at the Wurmberg-Alm as well as the mountain adventure world with the longest marble run in northern Germany at the Schnei-See make children's hearts beat faster. A 32-metre observation tower, newly opened in 2019, is the highest accessible point in Lower Saxony at 1,000 metres above sea level.

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Our tip

Monster scooter

The ultimate downhill fun for the whole family! On oversized "pedal scooters" with studded tyres, it's about 4.5 km down the Wurmberg in Braunlage. For children aged 10 and over.

Rental station: Large parking lot at the base station of the Wurmberg cable car


Pure adrenaline in the bike park on the Wurmberg

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The Bikepark in Braunlage on the Wurmberg offers great riding fun in summer

The Braunlage Bike Park on the Wurmberg offers a total of around 15 kilometres of unbridled biking fun. The routes with a length of up to 4.5 km are all largely natural and make use of the specific topography of the Wurmberg.

The Wurmberg cable car takes bikers from the valley to the top station at an altitude of 960 metres. There are starting platforms in the immediate vicinity from which two different routes can be ridden.

Enjoy the breathtaking view and dare to jump off on different routes! A steeply descending route begins up to the middle station, where it is then possible to switch between the routes.

All track obstacles can be skipped on easy bypasses, the so-called "chickenways".


The Wurmberg in winter

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Ski Resort No. 1 in the Harz

Skiing and snowboarding on the Wurmberg

The Wurmberg is the largest and most snow-sure alpine skiing area in northern Germany. Long descents of all levels of difficulty, a fantastic panorama and modern lifts are its great strengths.


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Tobogganing on the Wurmberg

Clear the way for unlimited tobogganing fun

The Wurmberg offers the longest toboggan run in the Harz Mountains - the gondola lift takes you comfortably up the mountain.

Tobogganing enthusiasts take the gondola lift to the middle station. From there it is only 150 m to the starting point of the toboggan run at the toboggan house, where you can fortify yourself with slow food or hot drinks before the rapid descent. Then it's off by toboggan or bob along the 1,200 m long toboggan run, on which German tobogganing championships have been held, to the valley station of the gondola lift. Wonderful fun for young and old.

The toboggan run is equipped with a snow-making system, making it the longest snow-covered toboggan run in Germany.

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