Forest bathing in the Harz Mountains

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the forest in Altenau!

Come with us into the forest and immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of nature! Experience the magic of the forest with all your senses: We look very closely or let our gaze wander, we feel a tree or feel the texture of the ground under our feet, let the moss, the earth and the grasses tickle between our toes.

We smell the forest, fill our lungs with the pure forest air and fill up on oxygen and energy. We listen to its many sounds, hear the leaves rustling in the wind, the birds chirping and the crickets chirping. Together or alone, we let the forest take effect on us on this inspiring walk, draw strength from it for our bodies and become mindful of ourselves.

Bathing in nature

The forest habitat not only offers people the great and sustainable raw material wood, we can also switch off and recharge our batteries wonderfully in the forest! In stressful everyday life, the forest and nature are very good for us and provide energy for our body and mind. It has now been scientifically proven that spending time in the forest and in nature can have a healing effect on body and soul.

We offer forest bathing events around the climatic health resort of Altenau in cooperation with forest bathing trainer Mrs Eilers. Register now and look forward to a special nature experience! In the following film you can see what you can expect from a course in our forests with our trainer Mrs Eilers.

Forest bathing dates 2024

date Meeting time Meeting point
25.05.2024 16:30 - 19:00 Car park at the Altenau hut pond
06.07.2024 18:30 - 21:00 Car park at the hut pond Altenau
24.08.2024 17:30 - 20:00 Car park at the hut pond Altenau
14.09.2024 15:30 - 18:00 Car park at the hut pond Altenau
12.10.2024 15:30 - 18:00 Car park at the Altenau hut pond

Further dates on request.

Price and registration for forest bathing

The price is €27.50 per person . Minimum number of participants: 4 people Minimum age: 12 years Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.

Please register at least one day before the date. Please register via the Altenau Schulenberg Tourist Information Centre:

  • Phone: +49 5328 8020
  • E-mail: info(at)
  • on site: Hüttenstraße 9, 38707 Altenau
Forest bathing lake Oberharz

Where does forest bathing come from and what does it do?

Forest bathing has its origins in Japan and South Korea. There it is called "Shinrin Yoku", bathing in the forest air, and is an important part of preventative healthcare and a healthy lifestyle. It has been scientifically proven that regular forest bathing can be beneficial to health because it can have a positive effect on the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system. They can promote health and also reduce stress. It is not important to be physically active in the forest, but simply spending time in the forest in a mindful way is enough.

Forest bathing is attracting more and more attention in Germany. Here, too, we are increasingly caught up in the stresses of everyday life, which has a negative impact on our well-being and health. Forest bathing allows us to relax and slow down and become more aware of both ourselves and the forest. Forest bathing is good for body, soul and spirit in equal measure.


Help us

Become a climate protector and help reforest the Harz Mountains.

You can find all information here.

Forest bathing lake Oberharz