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Hiking trails in the Harz Mountains

You conquer the landscape with the soles of your shoes and not with your car tyres.


Which hiking trails in the Harz Mountains are a must-see and which sights are located on the respective hiking routes that should not be missed? In our overview, we have put together the best hiking trails in the Harz and prepared them in detail to give you an overview of the possibilities for hiking in the Harz. There is much to discover - true to the motto: The way is the goal!


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Use our voucher for the outdoor navigator Komoot and receive the "Harz Regions Package" free of charge.
From now on you can get to know all hiking and cycling routes digitally and, if you wish, also voice-guided!

Further information

Hiking in the Harz Mountains: Germany's most popular hiking regions

The Harz is one of the most popular hiking regions and attracts hikers from all over Germany. Especially hikers from the north of Germany are increasingly driven to the Harz due to its geographical proximity, as the more than 8000 kilometres of hiking trails make the Harz a paradise for all hiking enthusiasts and Harz lovers. Whether long or short distances or whether across the nature of the national park or through the idyllic towns and cities of the Harz region such as Bad Harzburg, Goslar or Wernigerode - there is something here for every hiker. Most of our selected hiking trails are extremely well signposted and easy to follow. However, if the terrain is a little more difficult, we will of course inform you about this in our trail descriptions. Although all of the hikes presented here are well signposted, we recommend that you get a good overview of the respective route before you start hiking in the Harz Mountains or save the hike in the Komoot app on your mobile phone.

One thing is certain, however: during your hiking holiday in the Harz mountains, you won't get bored, because the Upper Harz has breathtaking landscapes and views as well as traditional pubs and restaurants along its very long network of paths. Some of the hotels and restaurants have even set up in the immediate vicinity of the hiking trails to cater to the walking public, so no one is likely to go hungry here during their hike in the Harz.