Altenau - Spicy and refreshing holiday

Altenau - enjoy your holiday in the climatic health resort and spice town in the Harz Mountains.

The mountain town of Altenau lies in the centre of five valleys at the foot of the Bruchberg at an altitude of 450 to 550 m above sea level. In the climatic health resort in the Oberharz you can enjoy a healthy climate, wonderful nature and pure Harz.

During your holiday in the Oberharz, Altenau offers numerous recreational and relaxation activities to refresh and revitalise body and soul. For example, you can recharge your batteries with a visit to the local sauna and thermal spa Kristall Heißer Brocken and treat yourself to some time out and pamper yourself.


Or do something good for your health on a healing climate hike through Altenau! In Altenau you can walk on designated healing climate hiking trails in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Oberharz Water Management" and strengthen your immune system and stamina. Guided healing climate hikes are also offered regularly.

In addition to the healing climate, Altenau is also known as the town of herbs and spices, as it is home to the largest herb park in Germany. In the Altenau Herb Park you can experience and savour local herbs and spices with all your senses. In the spice pagoda, you can learn everything you need to know about the history of spices on a pictorial journey. A visit to the herb park will add the right flavour to your visit to Altenau.

Active holidays in summer and winter in the Harz National Park

Altenau is both a summer and winter sports resort in the Oberharz. Altenau is the ideal holiday destination for hiking enthusiasts. From Altenau, you can access wonderful hiking trails that lead right across the Harz Mountains, including UNESCO World Heritage Healing Climate Hiking Trails. There is also the DSV nordic active walking centre and a disc golf course.

Cycling fans will also get their money's worth in Altenau, as Altenau is located directly on the more than 2,000 km long network of routes of the Volksbank Arena Harz the mountain bike paradise in the Harz Mountains.

In winter, winter sports enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, winter hikers and toboggan lovers are in good hands in Altenau: The large network of cross-country ski trails, the ski lifts and the toboggan runs promise an unforgettable winter holiday in the Oberharz.

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