The 1900 kilometres long pilgrim trail "VIA ROMEA", from Stade (close to Hamburg) to Rom, from Hornburg to Osterwieck.
From Hornburg in Lower Saxony, our journey leads us over the former German domestic border to Osterwieck in Saxony-Anhalt. Along the elevation of the "Kleiner Fallstein", there are many wonderful views of the Harz with its foothills.
Very nice tour with historical insights at the "border crossing" of the former domestic German border.
Starting point is the monument of Pope Clemens II at the "Marienkirche" in the town centre in Hornburg. We follow the "Marktstraße" and the "Schlossbergstraße", away from the old town. Turn right into "Osterwiecker Straße" and then turn left at the end of town into a path. This leads us in its course on the ridge route of the "Kleiner Fallstein". Here we come through the partly still existing border installations to Saxony-Anhalt. Going straight, we will soon see the towers of St. Stephanie's Church in Osterwieck. Above the town, we turn right and walk down the "Kirchbergsweg", into the town. In the town centre, we reach our destination, the St. Stephanikirche.
all notes on protected areas
Hornburg does not have its own railway connection. The nearest station is on the route of Braunschweig Vienburg / Goslar in Schladen. Hornburg is connected to the city of Braunschweig by public bus transport. Timetables and tariffs can be found on the website of the Verbund Region Braunschweig (VRB).
Hornburg is connected to the motorway network via the "Bundesstrasse 82". From the motorway A395 (Braunschweig - Bad Harzburg) it is only about 6 kilometres to Hornburg.
Enough parking available in the town centre.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Giovanni Casselli, Thomas Dahms: Via Romea, Pilgerführer Stade - Mittenwald, Ostfalia-Verlag, Osterwieck, 2015. The entire pilgrim trail of the VIA ROMEA in Germany is described in 12 areas and in daily stages. Including general maps, instructions where to go, images and advice concerning sights and things worth seeing on the route. Order possible at: www.ostfalia-verlag.de