Harz border trail

Short facts

  • Braunlage OT Hohegeiß

The Green Belt in the Harz Mountains is also in Hohegeiß!

The Harz Border Trail leads along the former inner-German border on secluded border paths or the former "Kolonnenweg" through the mountain world of the Harz. Experience the trail as a varied and challenging hike that combines nature, culture and history of the Harz in a unique way. At the same time, you can enjoy peace, seclusion and breathtaking views over the Harz. The Harz Border Trail starts at the border tower in Rhoden in the north and ends at the Borderland Museum in Tettenborn in the south, taking you past Braunlage and Hohegeiß.

The Green Belt

Hiking rare natural treasures

The so-called "Green Belt" is a valuable chain of biotopes in the Harz Mountains between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, which was able to develop undisturbed in the shadow of the border fences. As the first all-German nature conservation project, it was established immediately after the fall of the Wall in November 1989 by BUND and committed nature conservationists from the former GDR. In the course of time, around 1200 endangered animal and plant species have settled there. A true treasure for nature lovers. In total, the "Green Belt" stretches 1400 kilometres from the Baltic Sea to Bavaria.

Tourist Information Hohegeiß

Kirchstraße 15a

38700 Braunlage OT Hohegeiß


Phone: +49 5583 / 241

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