Opening of the 2025 hiking season

Every year, the hiking season in the Oberharz is officially opened with the team from the Altenau Tourist Information Centre, the Altenau branch of the Harzklub e.V., the Kurbetriebsgesellschaft and the witches from Bruchberg. A guided hike of approx. 6 km, a witches' surprise with the witches from Bruchberg and an exclusive special stamp of the Harz Hiking Needle await the participants! At the end of the hike, all hikers can fortify themselves and get to know the Altenauer Hexen vom Brucheberg, a voluntary witches' group from Altenau, who will give a foretaste of the Walpurgis event in the Altenau witches' cauldron on 30 April. With their smoking witches' cauldron, they create a mystical atmosphere, enchant the audience and reveal one or two witches' secrets on request

Participation in the hike and the season opening is free of charge.

The date and the exact route will be announced at the beginning of 2025.