Activities in the Harz

  • Cycling through the Harz

    Cycling through the Harz

    With its countless routes – from easy to extreme, the Harz is especially popular with cyclists. Choose from bike parks, single track trails and large mountain bike events.

    The routes have excellent signage and enough variety to suit every taste.

    Harz Volksbank Arena

    The Harz Volksbank Arena stretches more than 40 x 40 kilometers and offers over 74 cycling routes. In total, there are 59,000 meters of height, a network of 2,200 kilometers and 31 locations and three different degrees of difficulty to explore.

    Bode Valley routes

    Seven equally demanding routes run through the Bode Valley. The valley is not called the “most rugged gorge valley north of the Alps” for nothing. Dense woodland, narrow bumpy paths and impressive outlook points will make your bike ride an exhilarating experience.

    For more information, go to www.harzinfo.de

    Bicycle rental at Schlosshotel Blankenburg

    Bicycles may be rented from Harzmobil at the hotel.

  • Hiking in the Harz

    Hiking in the Harz

    The Harz – one of the multifaceted hiking regions in Germany. Take advantage of your stay at the Schlosshotel to explore the beautiful landscape, leave your cares behind and learn to breathe again.

    Whether simply to relax or go on an exhilarating hike – the Harz’s many walking trails will have something to suit every ability and need.

    Talk to our staff at the reception to find the hikes best suited for you in Blankenburg and the nearby areas. Hiking maps are available for purchase.

    Trails in the Harz

    The Harz has a wide range of hiking trails – from easy to hard, for children to passionate senior hikers. (Brocken Benno at the age of 81 still climbs the Brocken regularly.) For more information about hiking trails in the beautiful Harz, visit the following websites:





    Hiking routes in and around Blankenburg

    A favorite route in Blankenburg is from up on the Teufelsmauer (Devil‘s Wall) to the Hamburg Crest.

    Additional route in and around Blankenburg can be found here: www.blankenburg.de 

    Hiking tours in the Bode Valley and Thale

    Why not combine a hike through the valley or the myth-enshrouded Thale with a visit to the Bode Valley Therme Spa in Thale to relax tensed and tired muscles and wash your cares away?

    Seal of Approval "Wander-ful Germany"

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    Since June 2013 GreenLine Schlosshotel Blankenburg/Harz has been named a WANDERFUL GERMANY Quality Hostelry. This seal is awarded by the German Hiking Association.

    The German Hiking Association ensures quality hiking. They issue guidelines for how hiking trails are to be marked out, set up conventions, train hiking guides and with their WANDERFUL GERMANY SEAL sets standards for hiking tours cross Germany. The WANDERFUL GERMANY SEAL is awarded to trails and hostelries for meeting a quality and excellence standard.

    As a WANDERFUL GERMANY hostelry, we ensure our hiking guests are given the treatment and care they deserve.


  • Biker on Tour

    Biker on Tour

    Your motorbike vacation – on the road with Hein Gericke

    The Harz with its many serpentine roads and unique natural surroundings is a paradise for bikers. Whether alone or in a group, as a slow rider or die-hard biker – the Harz has the right motorbike route for you.

    GreenLine Schlosshotel Blankenburg is a PREMIUM partner of Hein Gericke / MOTOCULT and can therefore offer all bikers traveling through the Harz a special deal:


    As a PREMIUM Partner you will get for your stay at Schlosshotel Blankenburg:

    • 1,000 Bikerpoints (worth € 10)
    • 10 % discount on the current daily rate
    • Free Hein Gericke catalog
    • € 10 gift credit

    Please present your Hein Gericke Club Card at check in.


    • Become a club member and get all sorts of goodies!New PREMIUM Partners get 2,000 Bikerpoints (worth € 20) for their stay at Schlosshotel Blankenburg
    • Club members get free delivery for their orders throughout the first season*
    • Win prizes on promotional contests and games
    • Be the first to get news on the latest offers and deals
    • Exclusive to members: 20 % discount on all BVDM motorbike courses

    The club card is a joint project of Hein Gericke and MOTOCULT.

  • Golfing in the Harz

    Golfing in the Harz

    Play golf – a sport with a centuries-old tradition, in the Harz. The GolfHarz Card allows you to play this sport in three of the most beautiful golf courses in the region. The unique landscape and power of nature will help you rest and rejuvenate. The three golf courses are:

    • GolfClub Harz in Bad Harzburg
    • Golfclub Schloss Meisdorf e.V. in Meisdorf
    • Golfclub Rittergut Rothenberger Haus in Duderstadt

    Whether you are a beginner taking an intro course, an intermediate-level player honing up or a single-digit handicapper whittling down – there is a deal to suit your level and need. The GolfHarz Card entitles you to play at all three courses at a special price.

    As a partner hotel of GolfHarz we offer a 20 % discount on green fee prices at participating golf courses. Ask for your discount card at check in.

    Interested? On www.der-golfharz.de  you will find more information about the four participating golf courses in the Harz.

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