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Harzer-Hexen-Stieg - Brockenumgehung - Tag 1: Von Torfhaus nach Braunlage

Harzer-Hexen-Stieg - Brockenumgehung - Tag 1: Von Torfhaus nach Braunlage

05:39
13.7 mi
2.4 mph
850 ft
1,575 ft

Tour Overview

210 yd
Willkommen in der sagenumwobenen Bergwildnis...
...sagt dieses Schild schon alles darüber, was uns erwartet?
Nein, denn es kommt, wie so oft, auf die Sichtweise an:
unzählige, abertausende Bäume sind tot...
...und das stimmt einen vollkommen zu Recht sehr traurig...
...aber der Wald stirbt nicht - er ist im Wandel!
0.79 mi
1.03 mi
1.27 mi
1.58 mi
1.58 mi
Sonnenkappe Oderteich
1.92 mi
2.32 mi
Plankenwege und...
2.37 mi
2.41 mi
2.42 mi
2.49 mi
naturbelassene Wege und Wurzelpfade im Wechsel
2.76 mi
2.76 mi
Die alte Harz-Saga mit Frau Holle und Odin
2.82 mi
2.83 mi
Zehn Granitobelisken als Eisbrecher zum Schutz der Ausflut
2.91 mi
3.17 mi
3.34 mi
4.30 mi
Auf diesem Abschnitt geht es über breite Wirtschaftswege...
4.31 mi
4.31 mi
...entlang an viel Totholz 🙁
4.36 mi
4.36 mi
4.77 mi
4.90 mi
5.19 mi
5.44 mi
5.89 mi
5.89 mi
Hütte vom Ski-Club St. Andreasberg...
..idyllisch am Hang gelegen
6.46 mi
Waldgaststätte Rehberger Grabenhaus
"Baustelle Natur" - Hier baut die Natur die neue Wildnis
6.60 mi
6.97 mi
7.04 mi
7.49 mi
Der Geseher-Wasserlauf mit Pegelhaus...
7.49 mi
7.49 mi
...und Infotafel zur Wasserversorgung des Bergbaus
Bergwiesen bei St. Andreasberg mit Wurmbergblick
8.38 mi
8.46 mi
Abzweig zum Rinderstall... so schwierig ist der Weg nicht
9.00 mi
9.72 mi
Im Flug eine echt "akrobatische Nummer"... 😉
9.98 mi
10.5 mi
10.5 mi
Ausblick vom Weg am Dreckstalkopf
11.4 mi
Silberteich
11.8 mi
12.6 mi
12.9 mi
Blick über den Rodelhang nach Braunlage
13.5 mi
13.7 mi
Destination

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Andreas.Serenity4u and Bine.Serenity4u went for a hike.

September 11, 2020

Comments

  • Andreas.Serenity4u

    After we successfully finished the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg the day before with a wonderful hike through the Bodetalschlucht (komoot.de/tour/255327784) on stage 5 from Altenbrak to Thale, we are now on the Brocken bypass from Torfhaus to Königshütte to explore the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg with all its variants.According to the website, the Brocken bypass specified as a stage is 35.1 km (36.7 km according to the official hiking guide) and 396 meters of altitude (ascent 396 m; descent 734 m) by the planners. For the seventh day of our hike, we decided to split the hike into two stages (Torfhaus - Braunlage and Braunlage - Königshütte) and approach the whole thing in a relaxed manner.After a few hundred meters we cross the B 4 to get to the fairy tale path, which leads us through sparse high forest with small boggy islands. Right at the beginning of the fairy tale trail we not only come across the sign "Welcome to the legendary mountain wilderness", but also the warning sign about dangers from dying trees. We are curious what to expect.In the end, as is so often the case, it depends on the eyes of the beholder: we are walking through a section with countless, thousands of dead trees ... and that makes you very sad. But this section also allows a second perspective - we also see an incredible amount of fresh green - young trees, undergrowth, grasses. This second view, in which the gaze is not only directed upwards, but also straight ahead or slightly downwards, shows very clearly "The forest is not dying - it is changing"!The path itself is a varied mixture of natural paths, root paths, boardwalks and a boardwalk and takes us to the Oderteich with the witch's stairway station "Frau Holle" and the ten granite obelisks as ice breakers.From here, the path runs along the Rehberger Graben to the Rehberger Grabenhaus forest restaurant, where the Grabensteiger was previously required to live in order to prevent damage to the ditch. Like stage 2, the path is lined with numerous interesting boards on the subject of the "Upper Harz water shelf".When you arrive at Rehberger Grabenhaus, it is worth reading the information board "Construction site nature" in peace. This explains very well what happened to the Harz Forest and what is currently happening: "This is where nature builds the new wilderness".About 500 m further, the water of the Rehberger Graben disappears in a tunnel, the Geseher watercourse. Shortly afterwards we reach the nature reserve "Bergwiesen bei St. Andreasberg" with its historical pastures belonging to the meadow protection program. On the way to the Rinderstall forest restaurant, we pass the "Ants" witches' staircase, before a root path leads us down to the cattle stable. From there we climb 125 meters from the Oder Valley up to the Silberteich, before the last kilometers to Braunlage.

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    • September 12, 2020

  • Andreas.Serenity4u

    GPS track:
    In Braunlage, the GPS track contains the path from the "Tenne", where the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg turns right, to the hotel (approx. 300 m).
    Stamp locations:
    217 - Sun cap Oderteich (NPH) - N51.77944 E10.53248
    155 - Rehberger Grabenhaus - N51.72925 E10.53807
    123 - Beef barn restaurant - N51.71627 E10.56240
    148 - Naturmythenpfad (NPH) - N51.72311 E10.58188 (only for HWN)
    This hike is part of our collection:
    "Harzer-Hexen-Stieg (Harz)"
    komoot.de/collection/957029/-harzer-hexen-stieg-harz

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    • September 12, 2020

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    You took everything with you. Very well described - great!

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    • September 14, 2020

  • Andreas.Serenity4u

    @Stefan: yes, after the Harzer BaudenSteig last autumn (komoot.de/collection/900161/-harzer-baudensteig-harz) we have now also hiked the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg completely ... and There were a few stamps for the Harz hiking pin and the Harz Hexen Stieg pin as an encore 🙂 Thank you very much for your praise that I appreciate all the more from a Harz connoisseur like you. 😃

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    • September 14, 2020

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Harzer-Hexen-Stieg - Brockenumgehung - Tag 1: Von Torfhaus nach Braunlage