Etappe 4: Von Wernigerode nach Blankenburg – Harzer Klosterwanderung
Renée planned a hike.
March 18, 2021
With a variety of impressions of the city of Wernigerode in your luggage, you will set off for Blankenburg the next day. Across the old town and past the Romanesque St. John's Church you leave the place through the pleasure garden of the palace complex. The path leads you along the edge of the forest and on narrow trails over the Austberg. Here you can climb the Austbergturm and get a wonderful view of the Harz foreland from up there. After a short, steep descent you will reach Benzingerode.We continue along the ridge that connects Benzingerode and Heimburg. The Harzer Klosterwanderweg runs along the slope over an asphalt path. At the same time, there is also a narrow ridge path over the Ziegenberg and Struvenberg, which always offers you wonderful views.It is worth taking a longer break at the Michaelstein Monastery. Here you will find a monastery museum, a lovingly laid out herb and vegetable garden, as well as a monastery fish restaurant with its own fish ponds. Overnight stays are also possible in the monastery.Over a forest path and past the Eichenberg you will reach Blankenburg. Your path leads you first to the old town to the St. Bartholomäus mountain church, where you will also receive a special stamp from the Harz hiking pin. Blankenburg Castle and the Small Castle below with the adjoining Baroque castle garden are particularly worth a visit. As in the previous days, you have a wide range of accommodation and restaurants in Blankenburg.
March 27, 2021