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Recommended by 290 out of 337 hikers


  • Olaf 1/Ω

    It looks more like the fact that the whey house has completely closed and it is not clear if / when it opens again: Molkenhaus-is-the-n% E4chste-Waldgastst% E4tte-empty

    When reopening please post here!

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Fabian

    A lot of history in the middle of the forest: The Molkenhaus was built at the beginning of the 19th century to be able to milk the cattle from the area directly on site and thus save the downslift towards Bad Harzburg. Since the Second World War, the cozy wooden house serves as a destination and restaurant with good home cooking Harzer. You can stop in between April and October daily between 10 and 17.30, Thursday is day off!

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    • July 27, 2017

  • InForAPenny-InForAPound

    Currently (21.4.2019) closed for renovation.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Manuuu

    The Molkenhaus is a traditional excursion restaurant north of the Hasselteich. It is located in the National Park area south of Bad Harzburg. The house can be hiked well from the Radaufall and from Bad Harzburg. In summer, a public bus also goes there.
    In the evening you can watch the wild feeding from the terrace of the Molkenhaus. Not far from the inn is also a wildlife observation station of the Harz National Park. From this high seat you will see, with a little luck and more. Deer, deer, foxes and wild boar.

    Today's Molkenhaus is already the second building in this location. It was built in 1976 and 1977 and extensively renovated in 2007. Its predecessor building was built around 1822 and originally served the cowherd as accommodation. This building in turn replaced a building already built in 1665, which was located about three kilometers further south on the eastern slope of the Sellenberg.

    Since about the 1870s there was a restaurant in the Molkenhaus. Wild feeding also has a long tradition in this place. The landlord probably introduced this in the 1890s.

    In the environment of the whey house there are various playground equipment for children and about 200 meters further southeast even a large forest playground. The shore of the Hasselteiches invites you for a short walk. There you will also find a large forest swing, which also provides space for several people and allows a beautiful view of the pond. Source:

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    • July 24, 2018

  • Marcel Lensing

    Quaint restaurant, which offers itself for the cozy conclusion of a hiking tour around the Eckerstausee.

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Evildeadchen

    Be sure to go to the Scharfstein

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    • December 24, 2017

  • SRQ

    Beautiful summer garden

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Joey

    Also ideal for a quick rest.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Michael

    Friendly service with very delicious food. In beautiful nature.

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    • November 4, 2018

  • Carola K.

    From April 1st to November 1st, the 875 bus goes to the whey house five times a day from Bad Harzburg.

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Barbara

    Good rest stop on this tour.

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    • May 29, 2016

  • Steinbock

    Good tour !! Even better,
    if you go further - too
    the raven cliffs, to
    Sharp stone or over the
    Säperstelle / Cross of the German East to the
    Castle Hill. 👍😉

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    • July 29, 2016

  • Manuuu

    History of the Molkenhaus (source Wikipedia) ... The first Molkenhaus was built in 1665 by the bailiff Johann Heinrich von Uslar on the eastern slope of the Seilenberg, near Fuhlelohnbach. After this had been abandoned in 1822, the second Molkenhaus arose at Hasseltich. Both houses were once used to milk the cattle near mountain pastures, without driving it to the remote farms. They were owned by the Rittergut Bündheim-Bad Harzburg. Since the middle of the 20th century, the Molkenhaus has developed into a tavern, and it is also currently used as a picnic area with several buildings; a wild feeding site where game can be observed is affiliated.

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    • September 23, 2017

  • FUR

    the service probably did not have its best day and you had to go in, outside you were not served and the comment because you "only" a tea drank did not have to be

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Grünspecht

    We came here on our hike from Walkenried to Bad Harzburg.

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Nebelsang Adventures

    The whey house in the Harz Mountains near Bad Harzburg in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony is a stable building built in 1822 as a wooden house, which is currently used as a tourist restaurant. 😃

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    • March 29, 2018

  • codo786

    The Molkenhaus is stamp 169 of the Harzer hiking nobility. If you start in Bad Harzburg, you can combine the stamp spots "Aussichtsreich" on the Burgberg (HWN 121), the Molkenhaus (HWN 169) and the Eckertalsperre (HWN 1) to a nice hike.

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    • August 26, 2017

  • codo786

    The first whey house was built as early as 1665 as accommodation for shepherds.

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    • August 26, 2017

  • codo786

    The Molkenhaus is HWN Stempelstelle 169.

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    • March 30, 2018

  • Holger

    Exactly the right place for a break!

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    • July 30, 2018

  • Stefanie

    Unfortunately, the whey house currently has no tenant and is closed but the tour is still worthwhile anyway. And you can stop at the Rabenklippen or somewhere in Bad Harzburg

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    • July 12, 2019

  • Jan

    The dairy house was first built in 1822 as a stable building to milk the cattle within reach of the adjacent mountain pastures.
    Since 1891, it has become a tavern. Currently (as of 08/2019), the house is unfortunately without tenants, but you can insert here at the picnic benches a nice walk. Have fun!
    The outbuildings provide weather protection.
    By the way, the Molkenhaus is stamping point no. 169 of the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Michael Schmitz

    Important for the meal planning: The restaurant is closed. The Rabenklippe is a bit fuller.

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Wanderhexe

    Also, when the Molkenhaus is closed for the time being, the hiker has cozy and nice seating for a rest. Especially with children, the family can explore the nearby St. Mary's pond and use the various playground equipment. In addition, the path from the top station Aussichtsreich In addition to the old ruins Harzburg a not too long, yet interesting way.

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    • September 21, 2019

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