WatersideWalk Sperberhaier Damm

Short facts

  • start: Sperberhaier Damm car park at thr B 242 Clausthal - Braunlage
  • destination: Polsterberger Hubhaus
  • easy
  • 5,48 km
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • 12 m
  • 586 m
  • 563 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

Hike over the Sperberhaier Damm aqueduct, one of the core parts of the Upper Harz water Management System. Restaurants invite you to take a break both at the start and at the end.

The Sperberhaier Damm aqueduct is the mightiest structure of the Upper Harz Water Management System and the core of the dam ditch system named after it. The 940 m long and 16 m high aqueduct directs the water over a depression at the sparrow shark to the Clausthal plateau. With all the foothills that reach up to the Brockenfeld, the Dammgraben system has a length of almost 50 km. From its "cradle" below Torfhaus to the Oberen Hausherzberger Teich pond near Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the 20 km long ditch only loses 60 m in height.

General information


The Sperberhaier Dammhaus restaurant is located in the former grave keeper's house. From the crest of the dam there is a wonderful view of the wide Harz landscape. The section of the ditch that is 330 m long was reconstructed in 1992. From there, the path follows the water-carrying Dammgraben and the disused Alter Dammgraben to the former Polsterberger Hubhaus, which is now a restaurant.


The Polsterberger Hubhaus now houses a very nice restaurant. The products on the seasonal menu are all locally sourced. The fresh and homemade cakes are particularly delicious. Polsterberger Hubhaus Polsterberg 1, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld Tel.: 05323 5581 Polsterberger-hubhaus@harz.de, www. Polsterberger-hubhaus.harz.de


Car park at the Sperberhaier Dammhaus


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



  • Hiking Trail (20%)
  • Path (80%)


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