Starting point is the market square in Wernigerode. We pass the town hall, along "Marktstrasse", the "Zillierbach", past the "Schöne Ecke", passing the town. At the end of the "Promenade", we can make a detour to the left, to the pretty "Theobaldikapelle". Otherwise, we keep to the right, along the "Ewaldsweg", "Pulvergarten", "Am Vogelsang", until we can cross the federal road (Bundesstraße) 244 over a small bridge. From here, we follow the path "Voigtstieg" through the forest, always uphill. Shortly before the Landstraße (K1347) between Elbingerode and Heimburg, we reach the "Dreiherrenstein". After crossing the country road, we turn right at the next intersection and cross a boggy valley with a creek via a long wooden bridge. The route then leads directly to Elbingerode via a high plateau. In the town, we go across the streets "Bleichenkopf", "Wolfshagen", "Steinweg" to our destination, the market.
Public transport friendly
On the rails, Wernigerode is easy to reach by the "Deutsche Bundesbahn" or the trains of "Transdev GmbH". Located on the Hanover-Hildesheim-Goslar-Wernigerode-Halberstadt-Aschersleben-Halle (Saale) -Leipzig route, Wernigerode can be reached comfortably by train. With a direct and fast train connection from Berlin (Harz-Berlin-Express), via Magdeburg and Halberstadt, a convenient arrival is also possible on weekends and holidays from this direction.
The long-distance bus service from "Berlin Linien Bus GmbH" connects the capital Berlin daily with the Harz. A simple trip from Berlin to Wernigerode takes about 3.5 hours. Timetable information as well as cheap tickets can be obtained at the travel agency or online at berlinlinienbus.de.
- "MFB MeinFernbus GmbH"
MeinFernbus takes you daily to Düsseldorf, Essen, Dortmund, Kassel, Göttingen and Seesen directly to Wernigerode without any change. From Berlin and Magdeburg, "MeinFernbus" even departs twice a day. A timetable, prices and an overview of the stops can be found on the website www.meinfernbus.de. Use the search engine at "MeinFernbus" to plan your trip to Wernigerode.
From the A2 motorway, take the B81 from Magdeburg or A395 from Braunschweig to the B6. On the B6, please take the exit "Wernigerode Nord" or "Wernigerode Zentrum".
From the A14 from Halle / Leipzig, take the B6 to Wernigerode from Kreuz Bernburg.
From the west, take the A7 motorway to the access point Rhüden and then continue on the B82 and B6 to Wernigerode.
From the south, Wernigerode can be reached by crossing the Harz via the B4 (Erfurt-Nordhausen) and the B81 towards Blankenburg.
There is enough parking in Wernigerode.
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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