WatersideWalk Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben

Short facts

  • start: Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben car park on the B 242 Clausthal - Braunlage
  • destination: Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben car park on the B 242 Clausthal - Braunlage
  • easy
  • 5,98 km
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 25 m
  • 627 m
  • 579 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

Circular tour along the Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben ditch. A hike through the wild, romantic mountain landscape of the High Harz.

This hiking route goes through a wild and romantic mountain landscape, passing cliffs, weirs and rushing water. Here you can find many nice spots to take a break.

The Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben was used to bring water from the High Harz to Clausthal. In Clausthal the water was needed for the water wheels at the mines.

Here the terrain is steep and rocky in many places. The ditch had to be painstakingly hammered out of the cliffs by hand. This was a difficult and very strenuous job, which took a long time.

On this walk you can enjoy fantastic views. When you have finished, the restaurant at the Sperberhaier Dammhaus will be waiting for you.

General information


The circuit is 6 km long and starts at the car park on the B 242 road. From here, take the forest path 9B/6B to the Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben ditch. Hike along the ditch. To get back to the starting point follow the forest track "Ifenweg". This track is a little higher up, so that you have a nice view of the ditch winding along the hillside below.


Take a break at the Sperberhaier Dammhaus restaurant. There you can get something to eat and drink.


Morgenbrodtsthaler Graben car park on the B 242 Clausthal - Braunlage


Martin Schmidt: WasserWanderWege – Ein Führer durch das Oberharzer Wasserregal – UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe, 4. Auflage, Papierflieger Verlag GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld 2012, ISBN 978-3-86948-200-2 UNESCO-Welterbe - Bergwerk Rammelsberg, Altstadt Goslar und Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft Faltbroschüre im DIN lang Format, die die zugehörigen touristischen Einrichtungen entlang der Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft mit einem Kurztext und Fotos darstellt. Auf der Rückseite befinden sich drei Übersichtskarten, die die Welterbe-Wege, die touristischen Ziele und die Lage des Welterbes insgesamt zeigen. Preis: 2,00 € Erhältlich bei allen Touristinformationen der Region oder online unter shop.harzinfo.de.

Additional Information

Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum

Bornhardtstr. 16
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Tel. 05323 98950



Stiftung UNESCO-Welterbe im Harz

Bergtal 19
38640 Goslar
Tel: 05321 750 114



  • Unknown (2%)
  • Path (48%)
  • Crushed Rock (50%)


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