HARZER FÖRSTERSTIEG HIKING TRAIL
Logo Försterstieg © Harzklub DOWNLOAD in Originalgröße 60 KB - 200 x 200 The Harzer Försterstieg is an important long-distance trail, which shows the variety of landscapes, the different forest structures as well as the cultural and historical peculiarities of the western Harz. Over 60 kilometres, the trail connects the old imperial city of Goslar with the mountain village of Riefensbeek Kamschlacken in Osterode am Harz.
This route takes in three dams; the Grane Dam, the Innerste Dam and the Söse Dam and offers the hiker wonderful views into the valleys of the Harz foothills and up to the Brocken.
The trail links many other nature paths and museums, as well as the pond and ditch system of the World Heritage Upper Harz Water Management on the plateaus of Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Information boards explain the special features of the Harzer Försterstieg and the work of the, Lower Saxony Forestry Commission, who are responsible for the conversion of the spruce stock that evolved from the mining to a species-rich forest. This structural change - the increasing substitution of spruce trees, to beech and mixed forests - is already visible along many stages of the trail.
You will find detailed information and directions in our brochure or see: www.försterstieg.de
Accommodation and transport
Along the way there are many places that provide accommodation and refreshments. For your individual planning we have put together a small list of companies [Download]. More on German.
For more advice, tips and suggestions the team at the tourist information are happy to help.
Hiking without luggage
For those who would like to leave the planning to the professionals, we have put together special package deals, "Hiking without Luggage", inclusive accommodation, route suggestions, luggage transport and return transfer to your starting point. More information...
Get maps at the tourist Information.