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Our tourism region Up in the Harz

Thirteen villages - one municipality - just different!

Our region - an insider tip on the edge of the main Harz hiking trails. Here you will find peace, breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy an endless expanse.

We invite you to follow the spring landscape, which, with its originality and strength, is a place for soothing moments.

Travel with us sustainably and free of charge with all public bus and tram lines to your hikes or excursion destinations.
Enjoy regional products in our gastronomy.

Do you already know the regional brand "Typisch Harz"?

In addition to the regionality, many traditional Harz events are part of our unique tourist region. A varied program of events awaits you in August.

A special highlight for the month of August is the THEATERNATUR - Festival of Performing Arts, which is already starting its eighth season this year. This year, everything on the picturesque forest stage revolves around the motto "[BE]RÜHRT EUCH" ("TOUCH YOU").
From August 5th to 21st there are numerous individual performance, drama and dance events, concerts, young theater and much more on the festival programme.

In the western town of Pullman City or the Dripstone Caves of Rübeland, numerous events for the whole family take place on weekends during the summer months. Feel free to stop by.

In addition to peace, idyll and tradition, there are some contrasts to experience. Exciting and eventful excursion destinations and attractions invite you to be discovered.

Feel welcome in a fascinating holiday region - here UP IN THE HARZ.

Our villages

dotted in the idyll

Benneckenstein   Elbingerode   Elend   Hasselfelde   Königshütte    Neuwerk
Rotacker   Rübeland   Sorge   Stiege   Susenburg   Tanne   Trautenstein

Benneckenstein

A small town in the border triangle of Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony and Thuringia.

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Im Dreiländereck Thüringen, Niedersachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt lieg die Stadt Benneckenstein.

Benneckenstein

Elbingerode (Harz)

A resort with thousands of years of mining history.

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Zur Tourismusregion Oben im Harz gehört die Stadt Elbingerode.

Elbingerode (Harz)

Elend (Harz)

A picturesque Harz village at the foot of the Brocken mountain.

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Der kleine Harzort Elend Oben im Harz befindet sich zwischen den Wintersportorten Schierke und Braunlage.

Elend (Harz)

Hasselfelde

A climatic health resort on a high plateau in the middle of the Harz Nature Park.

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Die Westernstadt Pullman City Harz und die Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus haben die Stadt Hasselfelde über die Grenzen hinaus bekannt gemacht.

Hasselfelde

Königshütte

The small Harz town near the rivers Warme and Kalte Bode enchants with its unspoilt Harz landscape.

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Im Harzdörfchen Königshütte Oben im Harz fleißen Kalte und Warme Bode zusammen und liegt am Streckenabschnitt des Harzer-Hexen-Stieges

Königshütte

Neuwerk (Harz)

A small, idyllic mountain village located directly on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg and on the river Bode.

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Neuwerk (Harz)

Rotacker

A small and quiet Harz town near Hasselfelde.
Very popular with families.

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Rotacker

Cave town Rübeland

Rugged cliffs and the mystical world of the dripstone caves characterize this small town in the Harz Mountains.

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Rübeland wird auch als Höhlenort bezeichnet, wo sich die beiden Tropfsteinhöhlen befinden.

Cave town Rübeland

Sorge (Harz)

The small town in the Harz is located directly on the former inner-German border.

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Sorge (Harz)

Stiege (Harz)

A small Harz town, beautifully and idyllically situated on the Selketal-Stieg.

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Stiege (Harz)

Susenburg

A Harz village away from the hustle and bustle directly on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg.

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Susenburg

Tanne (Harz)

A traditional place in the Harz with the well-known Harzer Rote Höhenvieh.

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Tanne (Harz)

Trautenstein

The Harz town is a small hiker's paradise with a pretty baroque half-timbered church.

Trautenstein


Latest news

news UP in the HARZ

"The Gregorian Voices" as guests in the cave town of Rübeland

Tickets for the concert event in the Goethe Hall of the Dripstone Caves of Rübeland on August 27, 2022 are available now.

Announcement full closure

From July 14th the B242 from Hasselfelde to Trautenstein is closed until August 12th, 2022.

Notification of the state road construction authority

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Adventure theater in the Goethe Hall > July/August 2022

In summer, three classics are played on the underground natural stage in the Goethe Hall of the Baumanns Cave.


Hiking tip August

Hike to the Carlshaus Tower with a panoramic view (HWN 51)

A 13 km hike to the Carlshaus tower (observation tower) near the Harz town of Hasselfelde. Climb 150 metal steps to the upper viewing platform (30 m high) and enjoy a fantastic view over the entire eastern Harz including the Brocken panorama as well as the Josephskreuz and the Kyffhäuser.

Experience culture & tradition in the Harz region

TOP events in August

Experience culture & tradition in the Harz region

TOP events in August

TheaterNatur - Festival

The THEATERNATUR 2022 with the title (BE)RÜHRT EUCH ("touch you")! in the third year of the pandemic will ask what touches us when we cannot touch. What freedoms was able to create the predominantly digital togetherness, what limits have manifested themselves? You can expect a balanced mixture of in-house production and hand-picked guest performances, readings and film screenings in a wide-ranging schedule.

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TheaterNatur - Festival

August 05 to 21, 2022

Oldtimer meeting Elbingerode

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.. The Elbingerode interest group for historical vehicle technology invites you again on the 1st Sunday in August around the Elbingerode market. In addition to the exhibition of many cars and trekkers that are still roadworthy, there will be a parts market for hobby mechanics.

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Oldtimer meeting Elbingerode

7th August, 2022

Köhlerfest - Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus

Colorful program from 11 a.m., including opening with the Köhlerchor, lighting the kiln, morning pint, music club Hasselfelder Jäger, Harzer Jodlermeister and partner, morning pint and much more.

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Die Harzköhlerei ist eine der letzten Köhlereien, die auf traditionelle Art und Weise Holzkohle herstellt.

Köhlerfest - Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus

13th & 14th August 2022

SchausägeExpress

Steam locomotive special trip with the mountain queen from 1:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Blankenburg station. You will experience multifaceted and natural views on the ride with the mountain queen. The narrow-gauge museum railway takes your guests along a charming route with impressive viaducts and tunnels from Blankenburg to Rübeland and back.

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Ein besonderes Erlebnis ist die Fahrt mit der Rübelandbahn zwischen Blankenburg und Rübeland.

SchausägeExpress

13th & 14th August 2022

Guided hiking tour

666 years of Tanne - on the trail of history - 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Harz Club of Tanne starts the hike at the hiking club: at the corner of Lindenwarte and Schierker Weg.
The approx. 8 km long hike leads over the Harzer-Hohenvieh-Path. The tour includes a visit to the Heimatstube, the Tanner Church and a tour of the site of the former "Tanner Hut".

                     

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Festes Schuhwerk wird zum Wandern Oben im Harz empfohlen.

Guided hiking tour

20th August 2022

Flash light tours for children

in the Dripstone Caves of Rübeland.
Only with pre-registration!
 

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Taschenlampenführungen finden in meist in den Ferien oder auf Anfrage statt.

Flash light tours for children

all dates in August 2022


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