Harzer-Hexen-Stieg - Brockenumgehung - Tag 2: Von Braunlage nach Königshütte
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Andreas.Serenity4u and Bine.Serenity4u went for a hike.
September 12, 2020
Since the Brocken bypass opened in 2004 with 35.1 km according to the website (according to the official hiking guide even 36.7 km) and 396 meters of altitude (ascent 396 m; descent 734 m) at the end of our Harzer-Hexen-Stieg exploration for one day was too much, today the second section from Braunlage to Königshütte is on.This subsection is quickly summarized:It is consistently a forest hike through green deciduous and mixed forests as well as through partially intact coniferous forests.Shortly after the start, we pass the valley station of the Wurmberg cable car and the engagement meadow, before we hike along the Glashüttenweg to Bremke, the old inner-German border. Shortly afterwards, there is also the memorial stone for the opening of the border in 1989.The stage from the border monument on the B 27 to Elend unfortunately runs very close to the busy main road, so that the quiet of the forest is over there. After misery it gets better again and there is alternation between silence, the babbling of the brook and, from a distance, the hoot of the Brocken Railway.Shortly after Elend we come across the witch stairway station "Elend". The view through the window frame is severely restricted by the leaf-bearing trees. The further path leads over almond wood and through the former almond wood ponds (Wormketalsperre), which existed until the dam breach on July 22, 1855, to Königshütte, where the Brocken bypass meets the main route again shortly before.Conclusion:The Harzer-Hexen-Stieg is a very beautiful and multifaceted hiking trail with a total of around 160 km in all its variants. Even if the Brocken bypass is a mostly interesting and worthwhile option, for us personally the hike over the Brocken is part of the hike on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg, because what is more symbolic of the Harz witches than the Brocken.
GPS track:The GPS track contains the way from the hotel back to the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg (approx. 300 m).Stamp locations:-.-.-This hike is part of our collection:"Harzer-Hexen-Stieg (Harz)"komoot.de/collection/957029/-harzer-hexen-stieg-harz
Your entire tour on the Hexenstieg is wonderful Wund with great pictures and a very detailed description! I find it very inspiring 😊.
September 13, 2020
@Julie: thank you very much. I am very happy that you liked our pictures and descriptions.
September 14, 2020