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Nature experience paths (english)

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  • Harz
  • Brocken
  • Primeval
  • Bark
  • Beetle
  • Myths
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  • Wilderness
  • Torfhaus
Nature experience paths

Brocken Primeval Forest

Brocken Primeval Forest Path On the way to Brocken, take a short trip to the Primeval Forest Path. The 200-metre-long deadend branches from Brocken Street and gives a wonderful insight into the mysterious ancient woodland. It is accompanied by verses that the poet Bernd Wolff wrote specifically for the Primeval Forest Path. They are thoughtful verses. But the Primeval Forest Path not only gives us some thing for the soul. Here we can experience a forest as nature meant it to be. All its stages of development can be seen: the young spruce trees, which as seedlings grew in the rotten wood of the previous generation of trees, maturing trees, old and dying trees, among them strange tree shapes. The cycle of life and decay is closed; man no longer intervenes here, as it probably was for a long time. But, it‘s not just the relic, the remainder of the previous Primeval Forest, as is so typical of the Brocken area, but it is also the image of the forest, as it may again be in the future in the National Park. For more information, please contact the rangers at Schierke National Park House. Altenau Wilderness Path Situated near the village Altenau, an 800-metrelong path winds through the woods – here you can experience the National Park wilderness in miniature! In the National Park, and so also along the path, nature can develop freely again. You are invited to witness this momentum. You can be there, as the forest that was heavily influenced by mining is once again „wilderness“. Of course, not all of this happens overnight. Nature takes its time in its work. It will therefore only be after many years that this path will experience true wilderness. So in the future it will be worth a visit! You will be surprised at what changes nature is capable of, if it can act unaffected by humans. At the entrance of the path you will find a general information board summarising to our little „Wilderness path“. The path leads through all the forest communities that are found throughout Harz National Park. Information boards along the way teach you about these different forest areas. Drive from Altenau on the B 498 towards Dammhaus. Directly behind the village on the left, behind the large lawn, is Rose car park. The signs to the wilderness path start at the upper end of the car park. From there it is about 100 metres. Brocken Primeval Forest Path

Bark Beetle Path in Ilsenburg Visitors to the Bark Beetle Path in Ilsenburg learn how a new forest is created, how opportunities arise for nature from a supposed catastrophe, and where the bark beetle is actively fought, or not, in Harz National Park. The walk begins in Ilsetal not far from the large car park. Along the way there are three interactive stations with attractive information boards that explain the local bark beetle activity, their biological background and the reasons for this development. You can also observe how quickly the seemingly dead forest comes back to life. More information is available at the beginning or at the end of your walk from the rangers in Ilsetal National Park Visitor Centre. Spirit Path in Herzberg You can unwind in the magnificent beech forests of the southern Harz on a short circular route of 1.2 kilometres near the HELIOS clinic in Herzberg. Twelve stations with information boards and benches allow reflection on the topic of forest and soul. In some especially beautiful locations you can find benches and signs with poems and sayings. Visitors here can find both rest and relaxation in nature. Torfhaus WaldWandelWeg We invite you to take a walk on the WaldWandelWeg at Schubenstein near Torfhaus. At about 180 metres you can experience at first hand the dynamic forest development of the "primeval forest of tomorrow". The path is easily accessible from TorfHaus National Park Visitor Centre with a walk of 1.5 kilometres. Six stations describe the bark beetle as a natural inhabitant of the mountain spruce forest and its role in forest development as well as the future of the National Park forest. Further information about the bark beetle can be found at our information point at Quitschenberg on your walk from Torfhaus to the Brocken, and of course at TorfHaus National Park Visitor Centre. The White Roe Deer On our fairy tale trail from Schierke to Brockenhaus, children can go with the boy Albert on an exciting journey through Harz National Park. The fairy tale of the white deer is told at six stations on the 6.5 kilometre walk, with an ascent of 500 metres. The last stop of the tale is at Brockenhaus. Here Albert tells the last part of the fairy tale and reveals the secret of the white deer. A leaflet about the trail is available at Schierke National Park visitor centre and the Brockenhaus. During the winter months, the stations are dismantled. Nature Myths Path