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Worth knowing

The Harzer-Hexen-Stieg runs for a length of 97 kilometers through Germany.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 5 days to walk the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Harzer-Hexen-Stieg

97 km
Elevation gain
2.100 m
Elevation loss
2.150 m
Highest Point
Brocken / 1.141 m
Lowest Point
Thale / 180 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
97 km
2.100 m
2.150 m
1.141 m
180 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg is:


Arrival to the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg

You will arrive via Berlin Brandenburg Airport (U.C.).

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg

Departure is via Hannover Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg

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