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Recommended by 431 out of 438 hikers


  • ThomasB

    An approximately ten meter long rock breakthrough on the pioneer path. There is no way around it. In the truest sense of the word "We have to go through" :-)

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    • September 18, 2016

  • Alwin

    Hats off to the pioneers, the way is fantastic and the tunnel an absolute highlight in the Harz

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    • November 20, 2019

  • Reinhard

    The pioneering tunnel is a tunnel that can be passed by hikers. The tunnel is located in the course of the Pionierweg, a hiking path that was also called Magdeburger Stieg in the past, above the Selketal between Alexisbad and Mägdesprung. The pioneer cliff is not far from the tunnel. The pioneer tunnel was cut through the rock from May 14 to 19, 1900 as part of an exercise by the 2nd company of the Magdeburg Pioneer Battalion No. 4. The tunnel was partly excavated in a mining manner.
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    • March 3, 2017

  • 🚴🏻Steffen

    Here you have to go through 😁

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    • July 10, 2021

  • NordHarzTeufel

    Pioneer path with pioneer cliff and pioneer tunnel. Wonderful part of this great path.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Harzermaus71🐀

    Easy pleasant route suitable for children

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Nebelsang Adventures

    Larger people would have to move their heads a bit, but otherwise it's 👍🤠

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    • March 27, 2018

  • Bsit

    Charming, rustic path with wonderful views. Even our 16-year-old dachshund mix has mastered him.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Eva & Dieter

    You can take the Pioniersweg from the Köthener Hütte to Alexisbad. This path is recommended because it is very beautiful and always "forcing" to stop. Protruding rocks and again and again the view of the valley, and if you're lucky you can hear and see the narrow-gauge railway "put you in" other worlds. "The peace was very relaxing.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    Without question the most interesting and beautiful section of the pioneer path.

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    • November 13, 2018

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    At the exit of the tunnel in the direction of Alexisbad, the lovingly designed wooden struts catch their eye, as they used to be in mining tunnels.

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    • November 13, 2018

  • Harzerluke

    Madness what people create hands in such a short time.

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    • April 7, 2018

  • Karsten

    A nice hiking trail, on which one comes to the Pioneer Cliff and the Pioneer Tunnel.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Holger

    This is a nice adventure path.

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    • October 1, 2019

  • Lutz_B

    Beautiful path with views of the valley - be careful not to trip

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Wandervogel

    historic tunnel at the Selketal-Stieg

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    • July 11, 2020

  • Scotty 🦊

    One of the most interesting and beautiful sections of the Pioneer Trail 🦊🙏

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    • August 29, 2021

  • PIERRE ⇞ Harz

    Please move your head :)

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Andrea und Sally 🐾

    Sure-footed footwear required. A very nice area. An excursion is definitely worth it.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Christina

    Exciting! Great way to go to Alexisbad.

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    • May 25, 2021

  • Juschu

    it pays to work through the rock

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    • May 25, 2021

  • Andrea

    It's a quaint way!

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    • May 25, 2021

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