The Devil's Path

The Devil's Path  
Signpost at Devil's Path  
The Devil's Path is a themed walking trail in the area of the Harz National Park. He was inaugurated on 10 October 2005 and goes from Bad Harzburg to the Brocken summit. Than path marking a small white devil is on a green background.

The starting point of the Devil's Path is the so-called hiking meeting in the spa park of Bad Harzburg at about 290 meters above sea level. Very near is the station of the Castle-Mountain cable car. The approximately 13 kilometers away destination is located about 850 meters higher at 1141 meters above sea level. This hiking trail thus represents a major challenge and is regarded as the most difficult Brocken climb at all. In winter, some parts of the route can be accessible only with great difficulty or not at all.

Along the path you will meet with to a multitude of interesting places and attractions. These include e.g. the Etter Cliff, the Whey House, the forest playground, the Ecker Valley, the Ecker dam reservoir and the Scharfenstein.

It is planned to extend the Devil's Path beyond the Brocken up to the village Elend. The route would then over the Devil's Pulpit, the Ecker Hole, the Schluft Meadows, the Barenberg, the Snorers Cliffs and then go on through the Elends Valley to the small village Elend. On this section you hiking on Goethe's footsteps and on the footsteps of world literature: As early Dr. Faust and Mephisto took this path (in the reverse direction) for their rise to the Brocken on the occasion the Walpurgis Night.


More information:
Bad Harzburg | The Brocken | The Harz National Park

In the vicinity there are:
The castle ruin Harzburg | The Cross of the German East | The Radau Waterfall


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