VIA ROMEA Nordhausen - Straußberg (22)

Short facts

  • start: Nordhausen, town hall
  • destination: Straußberg
  • medium
  • 18,04 km
  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • 216 m
  • 281 m
  • 180 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Official route description - Stage 22 The approx. 2200 km long pilgrimage route "VIA ROMEA GERMANICA" from Stade to Rome on its route between Nordhausen and Münchenlohra. European cultural route of the Council of Europe

Coming from the southern Harz Mountains, continue on the VIA ROMEA in the direction of the Thuringian Basin. The day's stage starts in Nordhausen and leads via smaller towns to Münchenlohra.

General information


We start with the tour on the Via Romea at the Roland in Nordhausen at "Lutherplatz". We follow the street "Königshof" to the city wall and go down the "Kutteltreppe". Follow the street "Lohmarkt" to the left, then turn right into the street "Auf dem Sand" and go to the big crossing. We cross the crossing straight ahead and continue on "Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße". Across the railway tracks to the roundabout, which we leave to the right on the "Darrweg". At the end of the path turn left into the street "An der Brückenmühle", which becomes a dirt road behind the Helme bridge.

Continue straight ahead for a few kilometers to the south. Via the A38 motorway and the Schatebach, past the model aircraft airfield, follow the right-hand bend. After the medieval wayside cross continue straight ahead. Crossing the railway line and a short distance on the country road, we continue in the direction of Wollersleben. We cross the village on the "Dorfstraße" and continue straight ahead. From the village straight ahead and then turn left in the direction of Nohra.

We cross the village of Nohra on "Dorfstraße" and then turn right into "Schafgasse". Turning right on "Sonderhäuser Straße" we leave the village. The country road turns to the right, we walk straight ahead on the field path.

Then we turn left and turn right into the town of Münchenlohra, our destination today.

Safety Guidelines

Some routes run on a busy country road. Attention!


Sturdy shoes. Clothes adapted to the weather.


Wide fields of view into the Thuringian basin.

Getting there

Nordhausen is located on the southern edge of the Harz and can be reached via the federal motorway A38 and the federal roads B 80 and B 4.


Parking available.

Public transit

An overview of the bus and rail traffic can be found on the website of the Stadtwerke Nordhausen.

Additional Information


  • Asphalt Coating (35%)
  • Path (1%)
  • Street (4%)
  • Crushed Rock (42%)
  • Hiking Trail (19%)


Next steps

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