Harzer Grenzweg

The hiking trail along the former inner-German border

The Harzer Grenzweg

Enjoy the diverse nature and marvel at relics of times long past!

On its journey along the inner-German border, the Green Belt also leads through the border landscape of the Harz region, the so-called Harzer Grenzweg.

From Rhoden near Osterwieck to the Grenzlandmuseum Tettenborn near Bad Sachsa, you can hike over secret border paths or over concrete slabs of the former column path.

The Harzer Grenzweg takes you on its journey through the Harz Mountains through our small villages Benneckenstein, Sorge and Elend. The Grenzmuseum in Sorge is waiting for your visit with interesting exhibits and clear border sections.

The hiking trail is marked with the symbol for the Green Belt and has information boards about biotopes and historical sites along the way.

The Harzer Grenzweg crosses the unique mountainous landscape of the Harz region on a very varied and sometimes challenging hike. A precise and detailed route description can be found below.




Visit the Freiland-Grenzmuseum near Sorge. A historical trail with information boards, remains of the border fences, a border column, a surveillance tower, a water barrier and an earth bunker illustrate the border security system up close.


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Some hosts offer a rich breakfast, others offer breakfast service or a full fridge.
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