Eine der imposanten Granitformationen des Okertals.
Photo: Harzer Verkehrsverband
Distance 10.3 km
Highest point590 m
Lowest point237 m
High up in the Oker valley we hike from cliff to cliff, then descend to the Romkerhall waterfall. We return along the Oker river.
South-east of the former imperial palace of Goslar is the Oker Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Harz. High up in the valley, we hike from one granite cliff with a great view to the next, then admire the man-made Romkerhall waterfall and hike back along the rushing Oker.
The Käste cliffs lie a good 600 m above the Oker valley and are a group of granite rocks. They are one of the most popular hiking destinations in the northwestern Harz Mountains and offer an excellent view of the Oker Valley and the northern Harz foreland. They have acquired their present shape through so-called "woolbag weathering". This type of weathering shapes solid rock into rounded blocks.
The Mousetrap is a rather curious-looking structure where a large boulder is held by a narrow and crooked stone. The upper granite boulder also lies on the edge as if the mousetrap is about to snap shut.
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