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Elend

Picturesque location at the foot of the Brocken mountain

Elend is a small Harz village with unspoiled nature and is just off the Brocken mountain. The wild and romantic Elendstal  in the valley of the river Kalte Bode, between Elend and Schierke, counts to the most beautiful travel experiences and invites those seeking peace and quiet, nature lovers and families to go hiking.

No way you should miss the landmark of Elend – thewooden church built as a half-timbered building in the neo-Gothic style with its barely 60 square meters and the “rolling” altar.

Note: Due to extensive restoration and renovation work, there will be no guided tours throughout 2022, not even by appointment. We ask for your understanding!

The Harz town is still an attractive travel destination to this day, not least because of the easy accessibility by car or the Harzquerbahn, which has its own stop in Elend and “climbs up” from the next station Drei-Annen-Hohne as Brockenbahn to the highest Harz peak – the Brocken mountain.

We look forward to seeing you here UP IN THE HARZ!

What's up in Elend?

What's up in Elend?

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Experience Elend

idyllic, quiet and hikeable

Small wooden church

Neo-Gothic romance in the Harz district of Elend. By the side of the two ancient oaks of the church meadow, the smallest wooden church in Germany fascinates its visitors from near and far. Have a look.

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Small wooden church

Waldbad Elend

The forest outdoor pool in Elend offers bathing fun in quiet surroundings. It is in a fantastic location on the edge of the Harz forest and has a lovingly designed rose pond.

Listen to the sounds of nature on a relaxing summer excursion in the quiet outdoor pool.

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Waldbad Elend

Harzer Schmalspurbahn

Take a steam train sometime, you can do that directly from Elend. From here you can reach the Brocken mountain, Wernigerode or Nordhausen.

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Harzer Schmalspurbahn

Talsperre Mandelholz

The Talsperre Mandelholz is a flood control reservoir of the river Kalte Bode.

In a scenic location, the reservoir can be completely rounded and you can take the picturesque nature in.

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Zahlreiche Wanderwege führen um die Talsperren Oben im Harz

Talsperre Mandelholz

Schnarcherklippen

“Snoring cliffs”? That does not exist! You bet!

A popular observation point is the Schnarcherklippen, somewhat hidden between Elend and Schierke. The Schnarcherklippen are an impressive, two-tower granite rock formation that sounds like you’re snoring in the wind.

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Die Schnarcherklippen mit Stempelstelle bieten einen super Blick über den Harz, auf den Brocken und Wurmberg

Schnarcherklippen

Playground

For our little guests we have a great playground at the small wooden church.

There is a lot of space to play and run around there.

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Playground

Barenberg

Idyllically located above the Elendstal is the "Barenberg" observation point with the stamp point of the Harzer Wandernadel.

It is 696 meters above sea level and offers a great view over Schierke, the Erdbeerkopf and the Hohnekamm.

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Barenberg

Events

All events of the Harz town of Elend can be found here.

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Events

Rocken am Brocken

Every year at the end of July and / or the beginning of August, the small Harz town Elend turns upside down and lets itself into the sounds of the Rocken am Brocken Festival.

Five thousand partiers meet on the Gieseckenbleek to dance, celebrate and have fun.

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Rocken am Brocken

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“Time you spent in the forest is never wasted”

(unknown writer)

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All of our other Harz towns - UP IN THE HARZ

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