The highest mountain in Lower Saxony, the Wurmberg, is known beyond the state's borders. As is so often the case, however, the runner-up is in the shadow of the limelight. The Bruchberg is also not particularly attractive at around 927 meters, as it is nothing more than a loosely wooded plateau. Not even a hiking trail leads up. However, it does have an extraordinary secondary peak, the Wolfswarte. It is about 700 meters away and has an exceptionally exposed location. The woodless summit is rugged and particularly promising. From its rocks, hikers have a fantastic view of the Brocken and the other surrounding mountains. Incidentally, it does not have its name exclusively: there are three Wolfswarten in the Harz Mountains. Many years ago, they were used as a point by hunters to hunt baited wolves.
The ascent to the control room takes place on a stepped, root-rich and often wet path. Wear waterproof shoes after heavy rainfall.
February 3, 2021
The best way to reach the summit is via the Butterstieg from Altenau. But also the other ways are really nice, since here no wood industry is operated. Highly recommended is also the flood-trench path with very beautiful views of Brocken, Achtermann and Wurmberg.
August 7, 2018
The Wolfswarte - the forestless summit of the Bruchberg in the Harz
The Bruchberg offers wonderful hiking trails for you - the special highlight is the Wolfswarte, which you can climb about 700 m northeast of the summit of the Bruchberg. Located in the core zone of the Harz National Park, Bruchberg is the second highest mountain in Lower Saxony with its 927 vertical meters. Near the summit, you will find the Wolfswarte, a forest-free dome made of weathered Acker-Bruchberg quartzite. In good weather you have a breathtaking view from the Wolfswarte and can see the highest mountain of the Harz, the Brocken.
September 26, 2018
The wolf waiting is a very rewarding view summit. Especially from the top stone block you have a great panoramic view of the mountains of the Harz. The path to the Wolfswarte requires surefootedness when climbing up from Torfhaus. This path is more difficult in snow and wet.
April 23, 2017
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