Take in some of the most tranquil parts of the trail before you join the Magdeburger Weg that leads to the summit of Torfhaus giving excellent views of Brocken.
After a short transfer back to Dammhaus you can look forward to a fabulous day of walking on some of the Harz’s most beautiful trails. Your day begins walking through tranquil forests, beside water ditches before joining the Magdeburger Weg - widely regarded as one of the finest walking trails in the Harz. The Follow the trail to the summit of Torfhaus, where you can clearly see the summit of Brocken, your objective for the day. The Brocken has always featured in myths and legends of witches and devils and interestingly gave it’s name to the Brocken Spectre, an optical illusion whereby your shadow, surrounded by a rainbow, is cast on the clouds below.
The Brocken was used extensively by the Russians for surveillance and espionage but today it is open to visitors again and the old television tower is now a hotel.
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries: