Braunlage is located in the southern Harz Mountains at an altitude of around 800 metres above sea level, making it the highest town in Lower Saxony and the second-largest municipality in the district of Goslar. The town of Braunlage offers many opportunities for leisure activities. In winter, for example, the town offers opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. The town's most famous ski slope is the Wurmberg downhill run, which is also known as the "World Cup run" as it regularly hosts international ski races. In summer, on the other hand, the beautiful Harz landscape can be enjoyed to the full on countless hiking trails and cycle routes through Braunlage. The town's sights are diverse and range from historical buildings to museums and natural monuments. The town's highlights include the Braunlage Historical Museum, the Oberharz Mining Museum, the Witches' Trampling Stones and the Wurmberg.
Visitors to the Braunlage Historical Museum can embark on an interesting journey through time and learn more about the history of the town. The Oberharz Mining Museum, on the other hand, offers insights into the work of miners in the Harz Mountains. Also worth a visit is the Wurmberg, which offers hikers marvellous views over the region. From the top, hikers can enjoy a breathtaking view of the region. The ascent to the summit of the mountain is possible via various hiking trails or the Wurmberg adventure cable car. This transports guests to the summit of the 971 metre-high Wurmberg in around 10 minutes. The cable car operates daily and tickets can be purchased at the respective stations. In winter, as mentioned above, the mountain is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, as its slopes offer ideal conditions for winter sports.
You can also visit some interesting sights nearby from here. Sights near Braunlage include the castles and palaces of the southern Harz Mountains, the town of Goslar with its medieval old town and the Rammelsberg mine, as well as the spa towns of Bad Lauterberg and Bad Sachsa.
The town of Braunlage is therefore a true Eldorado for holidaymakers looking for nature and relaxation. The region offers countless opportunities for leisure activities and the town's sights are diverse and varied. If you love nature and hiking, Braunlage is the perfect destination for you!
|620m above sea level
|5,585 (31 Dec. 2022)
|GS, BRL, CLZ
Braunlage was first mentioned in a document in 1292 as "Brunolstadt". At that time, the settlement belonged to Walkenried Monastery. In the 14th century, Braunlage became the seat of an office of the monastery. After the Counts of Mansfeld died out in 1567, Braunlage fell to the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The town of Braunlage developed into a popular health resort in the 19th century. Numerous spa guests came to the town to recuperate in the hot springs of the Harz Mountains. In the 20th century, Braunlage increasingly became a winter sports resort. Today, the town is a popular destination for holidaymakers who want to relax in the Harz Mountains in both summer and winter.