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Recommended by 98 out of 104 hikers


  • Thomas

    The path is very steep here and anything but easy to walk. But the view over the path is wonderful and compensated. I like walking him very much.

    Road surface:
    First a small piece of grit, from the left curve to the chunk up perforated concrete slabs. Not so nice, but as I said, the experience is great.

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    • October 28, 2015

  • Thomas Grams

    For people who are looking for a challenge it's always going uphill.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Toni Mara

    up to 25% slope

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    • August 1, 2016

  • König Eckat I.

    Last part on the way to Brocken, which is partly steep. You should already bring some stamina and find your pace.

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    • February 24, 2017

  • Carsten

    Both up and down steep and strenuous animal - concentration on the steps is necessary, otherwise there is a risk of injury with all the little joints in the way ... Are nicer grounds for hiking, but if you want to Ilckenal or the Steinerne Renne to Brocken's few alternatives - and above you will be rewarded with a great view! Keep up!!!

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Shepherding is not an easy task

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    • December 14, 2017

  • Sascha

    Beware of the cracks with hiking poles. Breakage!

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    • June 27, 2018

  • Jake the hiker

    Very steep ascent to Brocken with up to 20 percent slope

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    • September 16, 2018

  • hopobo

    1000 meters on the way to Brocken reached.

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Frank

    Nice tour and great views

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    • October 19, 2018

  • Moppel

    The Hirtensteig is terribly steep and the feeling he never wants to end ...... so I come from the ranger station Scharfenstein zum Brocken every time before, but it is actually "only" 3.8 kilometers. Therefore, my tip: fill the energy budget at the ranger station and start well strengthened the last few kilometers to the Brocken summit.

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    • November 26, 2018

  • Atzenjan

    In the descent from the Brocken summit pleasant, in the ascent a torment: the "legendary" Plattenweg from GDR times ... (Protipp: go on the edge, then you do not stumble over the holes in the concrete)

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    • June 1, 2019

  • Marco

    Former army route, the big holes in the plates make it rather modest.

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    • August 26, 2017

  • Holger

    Who takes this path and creates it, is a true hero!

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    • April 11, 2018

  • Moppel

    ... .. only 142 vertical meters to the Brocken summit.

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    • November 29, 2018

  • Kerstin

    Brocken trail
    It offers a very nice view.

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    • May 29, 2019

  • Andi

    After the steep climb, a beautiful view of the summit and over to Torfhaus and the Ecker reservoir.

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    • February 18, 2020

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Location: Schierke, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


  • Distance1.74 mi
  • Uphill1,225 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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