From Hildesheim via Goslar, Quedlinburg to the Wartburg

Total route length: approx. 289 km – We recommend 2 overnight stays

Hildesheim is the cultural center between the Harz Mountains and Hanover and is nestled in the Leinebergland holiday region, where hiking and culture can be excellently combined. The towns of Goslar and Quedlinburg, whose historic old towns blend harmoniously into the attractive nature, are located in the middle of the picturesque Harz landscape.

The historic Rammelsberg stands for a mining tradition that is more than 1,000 years old, supplemented by a finely devised water supply system, the Upper Harz Water Management System. The route from Goslar to Quedlinburg leads past Wernigerode, which is a good starting point for a hike in the Harz/Brocken National Park.

At the gates of Blankenburg, the former Cistercian monastery Michaelstein invites you to a contemplative stopover. 1,300 half-timbered houses from eight centuries characterize the old town of Quedlinburg. Above it is the Romanesque collegiate church with the famous Ottonen treasure and the burial place of Heinrich and Mathilde.

From here the route leads through the cultural landscape of Thuringia. Passing a large number of castles and palaces, it goes to the mighty Wartburg, which lets you experience more than 900 years of German history and culture – where Luther laid the foundation for our language with his translation of the Bible. In any case, the magnificent view over the Thuringian Forest makes up for the ascent from the city of Eisenach.