Burgruine Scharzfels (HWN 151)

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Recommended by 465 out of 472 hikers


  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    It is a still well-preserved castle ruins. The view from the upper wall remains in the landscape is great. The associated restaurant is pleased about your visit and invites you to coffee with a beautiful view. About 1.5 km away is the Unicorn Cave, which is also worth a visit.

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    • July 8, 2016

  • Alwin 70

    One of the most beautiful ruins far and wide, in connection with the stone church an unforgettable hike

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    • March 17, 2020

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Kalle & Danny

    Thurs-Sun 11.00-17.00 has opened the attached Schlossberg refuge and offers snacks for consumption.

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    • February 13, 2017

  • Wanderkönigin mit höherem Ziel

    There is a stamp for the Harzer hiking pin and something cool to drink and in addition a nice view of an old ruin.

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    • May 31, 2019

  • codo786

    From the castle Scharzfels is not much preserved. But the documentation on the 13 blue information boards is even better. With their help, it is possible to create a picture of the former plant in mind.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Rene
    • September 9, 2018

  • moi

    The circular walk around the ruin is interesting, but just in case of rainy weather with caution

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    • May 19, 2019

  • MOF

    An interesting ruin - with a great staircase to the top. From there there is a beautiful view of the surrounding area.Pro tip: There are super good fries at the snack bar - and the view is great too!

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Holger

    An adventure playground. After looking, watching and exploring, enjoy the rest in the restaurant.

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    • April 22, 2017

  • Marion

    We hiked here from the Unicorn Cave. A restaurant is at the castle ruins.

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Domi

    A great tour with opportunities to stay. The unicorn cave can even be visited. I believe in hourly tours.

    The view from the castle ruin is just beautiful.

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    • July 31, 2017

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The remains of the former Scharzfels Castle lie on a dolomitic rock towering about 150 m above the Odra valley near the village of Barbis.

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    • April 15, 2019

  • heiterbisflauschig

    Great destination for a short hike - definitely bring flashlights!

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Nat

    Caution! Unfortunately, many hiking trails around the Scharzfels castle ruins are closed due to falling trees.

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    • December 22, 2019

  • Keith Glogau-hahn

    really cool 👍 the hiking trails are only blocked by a few trees. For practiced no thing

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    • December 28, 2019

  • Ragnar Gunnerson

    Ruins of a medieval fortification in the Harz Mountains near Barbis and Scharzfeld in the Lower Saxony district of Göttingen

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Andreas.Serenity4u

    Harzer BaudenSteig:
    Baude 6 - Scharzfels castle ruins with Schlossberg refuge
    Even if this chalet is not directly on the Harzer BaudenSteig, it is still a mandatory stamp for the Harzer BaudenSteig hiking pin.

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Ragnar Gunnerson

    The castle is a real highlight, but that ???Scharzfels Castle is the ruins of a medieval fortification in the Harz Mountains near Barbis and Scharzfeld in the Lower Saxony district of Göttingen. Since its construction in the 10th century, it has been considered an impregnable fortress

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    • April 20, 2020

  • Marco Wandrowec

    Very nicely maintained area. And there are also a few routes for climbing enthusiasts.

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    • May 18, 2020

  • Werner

    A little tip for dog lovers. Dogs are not allowed into the Unicorn Cave, but it is offered the opportunity to lock the dog in a small, separated piece of garden for the duration of the tour. So I was able to take the lead and thank the people from the operator club for that.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • Dietrich

    Great cakes and other little things after seeing the imposing grounds.

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    • May 30, 2019

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Location: Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Osterode am Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


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