Discover

Wendeleiche (HWN 165)

Wendeleiche (HWN 165)

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 490 out of 507 hikers

Tips

  • Klausi

    This place was inaccessible for four decades.

    translated byView Original
    • March 27, 2021

  • Mar Plai

    The Wendeleiche is a lookout point between Zorge and Sülzhayn.

    The oak owes its name to a spiral staircase that was built in the early 20th century to reach the viewing platform built in the crown of the oak. Since the oak tree was only a few meters away from the former inner German border, the GDR border troops dismantled the spiral staircase and the viewing platform. Today, only two rusty iron structures are reminiscent of the spiral staircase.

    From the parking lot at the Kurhaus in Zorge, the signposted mountain meadow path leads over the Wendeleiche to the stepmother HWN 164. From there you can also integrate the stamp spot "Roter Schuss" HWN 90 into the tour.

    translated byView Original
    • December 30, 2019

  • NordHarzTeufel

    The spiral oak offers a shelter as a rest stop, and only about 20 meters further a bench with Brokenblick. The Wendel-Eiche records the highest elevation of the Ellricher city forest

    translated byView Original
    • May 30, 2017

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Always nice if you can look at the chunk from afar.

    translated byView Original
    • August 22, 2017

  • Alwin

    Rest area, view top, a spiral staircase is said to have led to a viewing platform around the tree, the stair iron trains away.

    translated byView Original
    • February 12, 2020

  • Gabi

    There is a rest hut next to the Wendeleiche. Good for a picnic.

    translated byView Original
    • January 19, 2021

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

    translated byView Original
    • January 13, 2017

  • Holger

    A great place for a break

    translated byView Original
    • April 11, 2018

  • Martin

    Absolutely use the Grenzweg, although steep, but just original and leads directly past the old border post.

    translated byView Original
    • July 12, 2019

  • fskcarlo

    Well-deserved place to rest after the climb with an impressive view of the Brocken, the oak itself is of course an eye-catcher - a region steeped in history.

    translated byView Original
    • June 21, 2020

  • codo786

    The Wendeleiche was in the restricted area of ​​the GDR on the inner German border and was therefore not accessible for a long time.

    translated byView Original
    • August 6, 2017

  • codo786

    The rusty iron rings that can be seen in the Wendeleiche come from a former viewing platform and the associated spiral staircase, which gave the oak its name.

    translated byView Original
    • August 6, 2017

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The Wendeleiche is a lookout point between Zorge and Sülzhayn.

    translated byView Original
    • April 14, 2019

  • codo786

    The Wendeleiche is Stempelstelle 165 of the Harzer hiking needle.

    translated byView Original
    • August 6, 2017

  • Nicole

    Neat climb. But the view rewards as always and you would also like to sit a little longer.

    translated byView Original
    • February 27, 2020

  • Jan

    The Wendel Eiche is reached via the narrow but steep ascent over the Grenzweg.
    Very nice rest area with hut and great view.
    Stamp office of the HWN.

    translated byView Original
    • October 22, 2020

  • Thorsten Fabisch

    After this climb it was a nice point to rest. You were rewarded with a beautiful view.

    translated byView Original
    • November 8, 2020

  • Andreas Sachs

    Great route up to the Wendel - Eiche. The stamp point 165 of the Harz hiking pin is also here.

    translated byView Original
    • December 29, 2020

  • Alexander

    There's no corpse here - there's an oak here

    translated byView Original
    • January 4, 2021

  • Jan

    The climb was a challenge.
    Very nice rest area with a refuge and a great view.
    Stamp office of the HWN

    translated byView Original
    • January 7, 2021

  • Diana

    Very nice way to hike.

    translated byView Original
    • January 8, 2020

  • Lothar R. outdoor

    This place is located right next to the Wendeleiche, and is almost between the pregnant Jungfrau and the Wendeleiche.

    translated byView Original
    • January 20, 2020

  • Lothar R. outdoor

    This is where the stamp point 165 of the Harz hiking pin is located
    The oak owes its name to a spiral staircase that was built at the beginning of the 20th century to reach the viewing platform built in the crown of the oak. Since the oak was only a few meters away from the former inner-German border, the GDR border troops rebuilt the spiral staircase and the viewing platform. Today only two rusty iron structures are reminiscent of the spiral staircase.
    Source Harzer Wander Nadel

    translated byView Original
    • January 20, 2020

  • Jutta

    Impressive old tree that reminds you of your own roots.

    translated byView Original
    • May 9, 2020


In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Wendeleiche (HWN 165)

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Harz Mountains, Germany

Information

  • Elevation620 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Harz Mountains

Discover

Wendeleiche (HWN 165)