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Ilsetal

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  • Romy von Etappen-Wandern

    The romantic valley can be found in the Upper Harz, more precisely on the way from Ilsenburg to Brocken. The Ilsetal bears the name of the river Ilse, which rises on the Brocken. On its way to Ilsenburg, the wild river overcomes a height difference of 120 meters over a section of about one kilometer. At these Ilsefalls the water forms small and large cascades and falls loudly over rocks. The shore invites you to linger and promises to cool off on hot days.

    The best way to explore the Ilsetal is on the Heinrich-Heine-Weg. The famous namesake of the path hiked along the waterfalls in 1824. He made the natural spectacle worldwide known through one of his most famous works - the "Harzreise".

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    • February 3, 2021

  • 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, Frieda & Bella 🐶🐾

    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

  • Klausi

    A high ropes course invites you here

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Korngiebel

    The Ilsetal is a wild and romantic mountain valley southwest of Ilsenburg. The Ilse rises not far from the Brocken summit at a height 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. Much of it bears the name of the famous poet Heinrich Heine, who once hiked along the Ilse from the Brocken to Ilsenburg.

    A special attraction in the Ilse Valley are the cascading Ilse Falls. In addition, numerous high rock cliffs such as the Paternoster cliff and the Ilsestein tower over the valley.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • 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

  • Tobias

    The Ilsetal is beautiful and has a lot to discover.

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    • November 8, 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

  • Ein Bergwitzer

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

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    • August 7, 2019

  • Elmbiker

    If you hike to the Brocken at sunrise, you have the valley to yourself.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Chris S_trandläufer

    One of the most beautiful valleys in the Harz Mountains.

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    • February 18, 2022

  • Blumie🌻

    Beautiful little river that accompanied us during our Ilsenburg hike.

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Sindy

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

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Kauli

    Dreamlike little ways away from the stress of everyday life

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    It is an advantage to be back in town early. That means almost 6:00 p.m. close restaurants, you have to search properly to find an open one.

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    • February 1, 2020

  • 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

  • Blumie🌻

    Numerous beautiful hiking trails!

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    • September 25, 2019

  • 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

  • Peter

    Beautiful path with plenty of explanations.

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Kauli

    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

  • Juschu

    one of the most beautiful valleys in the Harz

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    • January 19, 2022

  • 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

  • Andreas

    Great area for hiking a

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    • November 17, 2018


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Location: Stadt Ilsenburg, Harz, Harz Mountains, Germany

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