Große Sandhöhlen

Große Sandhöhlen

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Recommended by 204 out of 207 mountain bikers


  • Matthes

    Spectacular white sandstone caves in the forest under the castle ruins Regenstein, a worthwhile destination. The big caves and the white sand seem like a fairy tale.

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    • July 14, 2016

  • Jörch

    Unique landscape. Caves in white sandstone. Some are walkable, some are not. 😀

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    • August 14, 2019

  • Artur

    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.


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    • August 28, 2017

  • Frank Winkler

    Beautiful place. When you step out of the pine forest and suddenly find yourself on the edge of a rock you are completely overwhelmed.

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Celi

    If you want to have a little holiday feeling, the sand caves are in good hands. The sandy paths are a little challenge for all cyclists and mountain bikers. HWN 81 has a stamp for hikers.

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Norman II.

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • July 22, 2017

  • Outside

    It is believed that there was a Germanic Thingplatz there in protohistoric times. The very fine quartz sand mined here was formerly used as scouring sand and as sand for cleaning floorboards.

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    • August 12, 2017

  • Emu 🚵‍♂️🧗‍♀️🧘‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

    The large and small sand caves (about 195 m above sea level NH) [1] 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.

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Christian H.

    An absolute must, if you are in the vicinity. Definitely worth seeing !

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    • October 28, 2019

  • Weschi

    Beautiful the Sandhölen great place

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Jens Stärker

    great landscape, a detour here is definitely worthwhile

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    • June 28, 2020

  • 🚴🏻Steffen

    Larger sandpit for young and old

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Andreas XLV

    The sandstone caves lie in the middle of the forest on a football field large clearing

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Artur

    A very surreal place you do not expect. Worth seeing.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Dana

    From the Stempelstell you have a very nice view of the sand caves.

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    • September 6, 2018

  • Webs

    Definitely should be taken with you when you are around. 👍🏻

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    • September 11, 2020

  • Eugen Heidt


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    • June 8, 2020

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Location: Harz Mountains, Germany


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