Der Harzer Grenzweg – Tagestouren am Grünen Band
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Thüringen planned a hike.
April 20, 2019
On this tour you will be hiking on a section of the Harz Border Trail - and on a section of German history. The long-distance hiking trail leads on a total of 100 kilometers along the former inner-German border. Today you can enjoy the peaceful nature along the Green Belt.The eight-kilometer round tour starts at the trail parking lot of Ellricher Stadtwald. At the beginning you walk along the edge of the forest to the crossroads "Spitzer Winkel". Now you are on the Grenzweg, a blackboard provides you with the first information about the Green Belt Project in the Harz Mountains. Today, where the border between Thuringia and Lower Saxony runs, Germany used to be divided into East and West. You wander through the forest past historic landmarks to the "Two-Country Oak".On a narrow path, the path leads you uphill until you reach the Wendeleiche - the highest point of the tour. In good weather you can even look up to the chunks from here. A nice place to rest and enjoy the view.Now you leave the green strip and wander to the "Red Shot". Although the trail leads you downhill, you still have a fantastic panoramic view of the southern Harz foothills. The narrow path winds further downhill and brings you back to your starting point.Pack some food for this hike, as there are no places to stop for lunch. But nice resting places and a lot of history to experience.