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  • Harzer Schmalspurbahn

    Harzer Schmalspurbahn

  • Schloss Wernigerode

    Schloss Wernigerode

  • Wanderrast im Harz © Robert Michalk Photography

    Wanderrast im Harz © Robert Michalk Photography

  • Markt Wernigerode

    Markt Wernigerode

  • Brocken Gipfel © TV Harz

    Brocken Gipfel © TV Harz

  • Bach im Harz

    Bach im Harz

  • Bahnhof Brocken

    Bahnhof Brocken

  • Kleines Schlösschen Altenbrak und Thale

    Kleines Schlösschen Altenbrak und Thale

Harz Mountains from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg

Explore the eastern part of the Harz Witch Trail


One of the most beautiful and popular hiking regions – the Harz Mountains – is located right in the middle of Germany. Famous medieval towns with half-timbered houses as e.g. Quedlinburg, Wernigerode and Goslar make a fascinating cultural contrast to the mystic forests in the "green heart of Germany" as the Harz Mountains are called as well.

One of the most famous hiking trails of the Harz region is the Harz Witches Trail that winds 100 kilometres on old trade trails through the upper Harz region. Get to know the Eastern part of the Harz Witches Trail while undertaking this versatile and promising hiking tour from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg.

Right at the beginning of your walking holidays, the colourful town of Wernigerode awaits you. Furthermore, you will be excited taking a ride with the venerable Harz narrow-gauge railway up to the Brocken Mountain. On all stages of your hike in the Harz National Park, you get to enjoy the view on blooming mountain meadows and natural forests. Your travel destination is the UNESCO World Heritage City of Quedlinburg.

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Duration
7 days/ 6 nights
Travel period
01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
60 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Travel with dog
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual journey to Wernigerode
    After arrival, you can stroll around the contorted alleys of Wernigerode. Small half-timbered houses, one of Germany’s most beautiful town halls and a castle above the city wait to be explored by you. Via narrow-gauge railway, you reach castle hill very comfortably (costs not included). From here, you can enjoy the magnificent view over town.
    Overnight stay at Wernigerode
  • Day 2: Brocken Mountain – Schierke (approx. 10 km, walking time: approx. 3 hrs)
    Today’s initial highlight is the ride with the Harz narrow-gauge railway with its nostalgic charm. If the weather is good, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the countryside from the highest mountain of Northern Germany. Alighting the Brocken on Harz Witches Trail slowly, you pass the granite rock formation Trudenstein and experience beautiful sight.
    Overnight stay at Schierke


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it even more eventful!
    Ride on the Harz narrow-gauge railway
  • Day 3: Schierke – Rübeland (approx. 21 km, walking time: approx. 6 hrs)
    Today’s hiking stage through the Harz Mountains takes you downhill to Könighshütter Waterfall. Now, you encounter the Bode creek and new scenery appears – limestone mining above ground, which is still operated today. You can enjoy a magnificent view of today’s stage designation Rübeland from viewpoint Hoher Kleef. Later on you should not miss out on Rübeland’s worth seeing limestone caves.
    Overnight stay at Hasselfelde
  • Day 4: Rübeland – Altenbrak (approx. 15 km, walking time: approx. 4,5 hrs)
    In today’s section of the Harz Witches Trail you wander along idyllic forest – and meadow paths through the area of "old mining" with its numerous geological features. You walk along the Bode river following small, wide and high paths. Passing the dam in Wendefurth, you will reach the first foothills of the beautiful Bodetal.
    Overnight stay at Altenbrak
  • Day 5: Altenbrak – Thale (approx. 14 km, walking time: approx. 4 hrs)
    On your last day of your hiking journey through the Harz Mountains, you wander through the "Grand Canyon of Germany" – the Bodetal – with its towering granite rocks. While wandering on narrow paths, you will be delighted by unique rock ravines. Via devil’s bridge, you reach Thale where you will spend the night. It is especially known for its the legendary fairy ring and striking granite rock of Rosstrappe – both to be reached easily via cable car (costs not included).
    Overnight stay at Thale
  • Day 6: Train ride from Thale to Quedlinburg
    Within minutes you reach your journey’s final destination Quedlinburg via train. After you have arrived in this medieval town, you stroll through the alleys and will be delighted by numerous artistic and rustic half-timbered houses. Especially worth seeing is the Romanesque monastery church St. Servatius on castle hill – one of the most meaningful buildings of the Romantic period – and the town’s historic district with its pretty town hall. You will spend the night in this UNESCO World Heritage City.
    Overnight stay at Quedlinburg
  • Day 7: Individual departure
    After a delicious breakfast and with lots of wonderful memories about Wernigerode, Quedlinburg and your hiking tours through the Harz Mountains, you will start your journey back home. Please feel free to ask us for spending some additional nights in Wernigerode, Quedlinburg or other towns along the Harz Witches Trail from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg.

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!

  • Ride on the Harz narrow-gauge railway from Wernigerode to Brocken

    Make it even more eventful!

    ... book the journey from Wernigerode to the highest peak in northern Germany (journey time approx. 70 minutes) in advance.

    Price: 37 € p.p.

Services

Services included

  • 6x overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 6 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (up to 2 pieces of luggage per person, maximum 20 kg each)
  • GPS data on request
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your hiking holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your walking holidays from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg:

  • Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description
  • Transfer services from Quedlinburg to Wernigerode
  • FlexPLUS: rebook or cancel up to 28 days before arrival without giving reasons (more about our FlexPLUS)

Accommodation categories

We book well-maintained hotels, guesthouses and inns for you, mainly with a 3-star standard.

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Tips on how to get to Wernigerode

Arrival by train:
By rail, Wernigerode is easily reached by Deutsche Bundesbahn or Abellio GmbH trains. With a direct and fast train connection from Berlin (Harz-Berlin-Express), via Magdeburg and Halberstadt, a good arrival is also possible from this direction.
From the train station you can reach your hotel in no time on foot or we recommend taking a cab (depending on the location of your hotel).
Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de.

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Wernigerode is easy to reach by car from all directions via the A2, A14 or A7 freeways; after leaving the freeway, you still have to drive a short distance on the main road.
On www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of public parking lots and parking garages.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 01.04.2024 to 05.05.2024
    669.00 € per person
    849.00 € per person
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 05.10.2024
    699.00 € per person
    879.00 € per person
    Price validity: 06.10.2024 to 31.10.2024
    669.00 € per person
    849.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Wernigerode
    83.00 €
    116.00 €
    Schierke
    65.00 €
    85.00 €
    Raum Rübeland
    65.00 €
    85.00 €
    Altenbrak
    65.00 €
    85.00 €
    Thale
    65.00 €
    85.00 €
    Quedlinburg
    80.00 €
    106.00 €
  • Prices for transfer services
     
    Price
    Quedlinburg - Wernigerode
    Buspreis, bis 4 Personen (pauschal)
    95.00 €
  • Experience packages
     
    Price
    FlexPLUS
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
    per person
    Fahrt mit der Harzer Schmalspurbahn vom Wernigerode zum Brocken
    37.00 € (DZ), 37.00 € (EZ)
    per person and day

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)