Mountain Biking Highlight
The sand caves in the army are located northeast below the castle ruins and fortress Regenstein.
The "Heers" is a large forest mainly consisting of pine trees between Blankenburg and Halberstadt. This area was named after the, in former times significant army road, which runs through the forest.
The sand caves or like the Blankenburg say "The Sandhutsche" are for every first visitor an impressive discovery in the middle of the pine forest. Already on the way there, the many small rocks and sandy sections, but the "Sandhutsche" with their up to three meters high rocks and the caves carved by people in the stone surpasses all expectations.
This fascinating landscape was chosen by the ancient Teutons as a meeting place and has lost nothing of its magical appeal.
The sand caves was chosen by our stamp wanderers in 2009 as the most beautiful stamp spot.
The starting point for a visit is the parking lot below the castle, easily accessible and signposted from the B 6 n. It makes sense first to hike the Regensteinmühle HWN 82 on the narrow, signposted path on the left hand side of the parking lot. You then reach the sand caves in the army via the army road below the Regensteinmühle on the right. From the sand caves several marked trails lead up to the castle and fortress Regenstein HWN 80.
August 28, 2017
The large and small sand caves (about 195 m above sea level NH)  are a natural monument in the district of Harz in Saxony-Anhalt. They are located near Blankenburg in the Heers forest area northeast below the rain stone (289.4 m), on which the castle ruins Regenstein is located.
It is believed that there was a Germanic Thingplatz in protohistoric times. The very fine quartz sand mined here was formerly used as scouring sand and as sand for cleaning floorboards.
October 26, 2019
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