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Hasselfelde is a district of the town of Oberharz and is located on the Brocken. It has just under 2,900 inhabitants, lies at an altitude of 488 m and has been a state-recognised climatic health resort since 2002. The town is located on a high plateau, right between the Bode and Rappbode reservoirs.

Here, in the centre of the Harz Nature Park, the leisure opportunities are great. Guests can choose from 190 kilometres of well-signposted hiking trails, some of which can also be used as mountain bike trails. Particularly attractive routes are the terrain cure trails, the nature trail and the charcoal burner trail. Hasselfelde is also located directly on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg and the Selketal-Stieg. Thanks to the connection to the Harz narrow-gauge railway, there are no restrictions on mobility, meaning that every excursion destination can be easily reached.

The old charcoal-burning trail, often also called the charcoal-burning path, is a wonderful themed hiking trail that leads from Hasselfelde to the historic Stemberghaus charcoal-burning plant. It is one of the last charcoal burners in the Harz Mountains and provides visitors with fascinating insights into the charring process. You can also learn a lot about the history of the craft. Due to the local ore deposits, the Harz was one of the most important industrial regions in Germany for many centuries. The charcoal burners' trail tells the story of this exciting history. Coal, ore and their smelting were the basis of life for the people here. The charcoal-burning trail and the impressive charcoal-burning museum pay tribute to this difficult trade in their own way.

But the Harz Mountains are not just about coal production. The unique nature attracts families, couples and singles on holiday all year round. The Harz is a summer destination, but above all it is known as the largest winter sports region in northern Germany. Hasselfelde also impresses with well-groomed cross-country ski trails, a natural ice rink and great toboggan runs. The Harz Mountains as a whole boast 13 alpine ski areas, including 53 attractive pistes and 39 toboggan runs - it goes without saying that there is plenty going on here in winter. But there are also plenty of opportunities to spend your winter holidays in peace and quiet - for example air bathing or winter hiking.

CountyHarz Mountains
Altitude455m above sea level
Area74.28 km²
Population2,904 (Dec. 2008)
Motor vehicle.HZ, HBS, QLB, WR

Breite Straße 17
38899 Oberharz am Brocken, Hasselfelde

Telefon : 039454 45–0


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