a small Harz village with unspoiled flora and fauna and historic location
The idyllic mountain village Sorge is 530 m above sea level in the valley of the river Warme Bode between Braunlage and Benneckenstein and with just under one hundred inhabitants it is one of the smallest, but probably also the most beautiful Harz communities in the Harz district.
For everyone interested in recent German history, the natural monument "Freiland-Grenzmuseum Sorge” offers impressive visual lessons on the historical venue of the former inner-German border.
From the station of Sorge you can take the Harzquerbahn to the Brocken mountain, the highest mountain in northern Germany. If we have awakened your curiosity, just take a look at the Harz world and convince yourself of the beauties of our landscape –
here UP IN THE HARZ.
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38875 Oberharz am Brocken
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Idyllic, small and historical
“The Harz village Sorge is sooo small and idyllic that the forest animals sometimes dare to go into the village. With a little luck you might see a deer or a fox…”
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Circular route to the open-air and small border museum Sorge (HWN 46)
With this hike you go on a historical journey. Back to where Germany was once divided by an inner-German border with the then GDR and FRG. You will visit the border area of Sorge, which consists of the open-air border museum (former inner-German border) and the small border museum (museum with border-themed exhibits). You can also enjoy the Harz nature with a fantastic view of the Brocken mountain and Wurmberg mountain, discover one of the smallest and most idyllic villages in the Stadt Oberharz am Brocken - the Harz town of Sorge.
distance: 6,8 km I duration: 1.50 h I level: easy