Ilsetal

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  • Korngiebel

    The Ilsetal is a wild and romantic mountain valley southwest of Ilsenburg. The Ilse rises not far from the Brocken summit at an altitude of almost 1,000 meters and flows north through a bizarre rocky landscape.

    The path along the small mountain river is one of the most scenic and varied hiking trails in the Harz Mountains. He bears the name of the famous poet Heinrich Heine, who once wandered along the Ilse from Brocken to Ilsenburg.

    A special attraction in the Ilsetal are the cascade-like Ilse Falls. In addition, numerous high cliffs such as the Paternoster cliff and the Ilsestein tower over the valley.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Robert Köhler

    Hotspot in the Harz. make a detour to the region. The valley is wildly romantic with its watercourse just waiting to be explored.

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Sopho & Micha

    The Ilsetal lies on the northern part of the Harz. Various forest communities in the Harz range from the national park town of Ilsenburg on the Harzfoot to the source of the Ilse near the summit of the Brocken (1141.2 m above sea level). Heinrich Heine described the Ilsetal valley with its Ilse river and the Ilsestein towering above it in what is now the Harz National Park.

    From 1830 to 1838, at the expense of Count Henrich zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, a road from Ilsenburg to Spiegelslust through the Ilsetal, below from Brocken to Schierke, which then made tourism in the higher mountain areas much easier, was now closed to public transport is.

    Via the Heinrich-Heine-Weg and the Plessenburg you can climb the Brocken from Ilsenburg (250 m height) on a 15 km route.

    On or near the Ilsetal are these stamping points of the Harzer hiking pin (viewed downstream; with stamping number): Gelber Brink (22), Große Zeterklippe (10), Brockenhaus (9), Stempelsbuche (8), Bremer Hütte / Obere Ilsefalle ( 6), Gasthaus Ilsestein (30) and frog rock (5).

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Jörg R.

    Definitely time to build a dam with the child! For fathers, pack a second pair of dry shoes. Maybe a third as well.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Tobias

    The Ilsetal is beautiful and has a lot to discover.

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    • November 8, 2018

  • Andreas

    Great area for hiking a

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    • November 17, 2018

  • MrIdea

    A very beautiful Bachtal the Ilse. Something rustic. The path is a bit rocky. A top way.

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    • May 4, 2019

  • MOF

    The Ilsetal is next to the Bodetal simply a beautiful patch of resin and always worth a visit. However, everyone probably knows that and therefore it is often too crowded at the weekend.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Ein Bergwitzer

    Anyone who is good on foot but must always pay attention to the weather

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    • August 7, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    Beautiful little river that accompanied us during our Ilsenburg hike.

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Evildeadchen

    Very nice hiking trail along the river

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    • April 30, 2018

  • Korngiebel

    The Ilsetal is a wild and romantic mountain valley southwest of Ilsenburg. The Ilse rises not far from the Brocken summit at an altitude of almost 1000 meters and flows north through a bizarre rocky landscape.
    The path along the small mountain river is one of the most scenic and varied hiking trails in the Harz Mountains. He bears the name of the famous poet Heinrich Heine, who once wandered along the Ilse from Brocken to Ilsenburg.
    A special attraction in the Ilsetal are the cascade-like Ilse Falls. In addition, numerous high cliffs such as the Paternoster cliff and the Ilsestein tower over the valley.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Korngiebel

    The Ilse rises about two kilometers southeast of the Brocken summit on the southeast slope of Heinrichshöhe. Its source is about 960 meters above sea level. The small mountain stream immediately turns north and flows the first kilometers barely visible under large boulders to the valley. This uppermost section of the river is therefore also called "Covered Ilse".
    On your way through the Ilsetal valley, which is cut deep into the rock, the Ilse can be seen and heard very well: A special attraction created by nature for thousands of years is the elongated and cascading Ilse Falls.
    At Ilsenburg, the Ilse leaves the Harz in a northeasterly direction. It flows in the northern Harz foothills, among others. through Veckenstedt, Wasserleben and Osterwieck. After crossing Hornburg, it flows into the Oker at Börßum after a distance of around 40 kilometers.

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    • September 14, 2018

  • Sindy

    The Ilsetal is always worth a hike. Whether in summer or in winter.

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Jess

    Here the Heinrich path leads along, this is particularly suitable for rock enthusiasts. Surefootedness is a MUST.

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    • January 21, 2019

  • Stefan

    Dreamlike little ways away from the stress of everyday life

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    Numerous beautiful hiking trails!

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    • September 25, 2019

  • MOF

    In addition to the Bodetal certainly one of the most beautiful valleys in the region. Unfortunately, a small (but not public) access road runs directly through the valley, which then diminishes the charm a bit.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Peter

    Beautiful path with plenty of explanations.

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Jake the hiker

    The Ilse is a very nice, right-sided tributary of the Oker

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Stefan

    The rustling of the trees, the lush green of the trees, the sun shining through them ... a place of rest. dreamlike

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Lothar R. outdoor

    Hi everyone, actually everything is said and already described sufficiently, see for example the very good contributions from Sophie and Korngiebel, there is nothing else to add, except, a lot of fun hiking and good luck with the previous search for a parking space (if you arrive by car).

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    • April 20, 2019

  • DELTA KILO

    From here along the river, for the time being the last stop on the route, a small donkey enclosure at the bridge for the kids.

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    • January 12, 2020

  • Michael Rohr

    It is beautiful to walk here on the Ilse up to the waterfalls.

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    • August 14, 2018


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