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  • Romy von Etappen-Wandern

    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.

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    • February 3, 2021

  • Matthias Querfeld

    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.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Nicole

    The ascent via roots and stones is worthwhile for this view.

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    • July 7, 2019

  • codo786

    The Wolfswarte is Stempelstelle 135 of the Harzer Wandernadel.

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    • September 6, 2017

  • Bergziege3....

    I did not know what to expect there - a hut or a cliff? The wolf waiting is one of my favorite cookies in the Harz from today - what a great Baukotzhaufen (cliff)

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    • April 30, 2017

  • andi_wanderful

    The Wolfswarte (918 m above sea level) is a rocky outcrop consisting of weathered field-Bruchberg quartzite, which belongs to the partially wooded Bruchberg massif (927 m above sea level) and to the core zone of the national park.

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    • June 19, 2017

  • Peter geologus I.

    One of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Upper Harz

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    From the Wolfswarte you have an overwhelming view of the Westharz, especially Altenau etc ...

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    • July 18, 2018

  • Alwin

    From the bizarre cliff you have a fantastic view of Altenau, Schulenberg and the Okertalsperre.
    Oh yes, a little bit too

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    • April 16, 2021

  • DEan

    For the ascent of the peat house from a sure sure-footedness is required because it runs over a rocky path. It can also be slippery when wet.
    There are also a lot of bikers on the way down to meet rapidly.

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    Very good place to rest

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    Great view with stamp of the HWN

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    • August 31, 2018

  • Daniel

    Climb the wolf station cross-country and feel a little alpine atmosphere ...;) Or simply enjoy the view of the rocks from below. You should bring some climbing experience and the right shoes with you.

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    • April 24, 2020

  • Thomas & Carla

    Important sturdy footwear especially in wet conditions

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Karsten

    Surefootedness required

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Korngiebel

    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.

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Rob Ert

    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 is more difficult in snow and wet. Coming from peat house he requires sure-footedness.

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    • April 23, 2017

  • Berghexe

    The climb is worth it. Very nice.

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    • April 24, 2020

  • Michael Hinz

    Hiking boots more than useful!

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    • September 17, 2018

  • Rob Ert

    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.

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    • April 23, 2017

  • Luna on Tour

    Good shoes are strongly recommended for the ascent. The view is awesome.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Markus M.

    Great vantage point, great view

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Fantastic view over Altenau!

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    • August 26, 2017

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