Attractions to explore nearby Sandhöhlen
Sandhöhlen are two sand caves known individually as the Große Sandhöhle and Kleine Sandhöhle. These are a natural monument in the Harz district in Saxony-Anhalt. It is believed that there was a Germanic Thing place there in prehistoric times. The very fine quartz sand extracted here was previously used as scouring sand and as grit to clean floorboards. From hiking enthusiasts, this place received the title “Most beautiful stamp place of 2009”.
Regenstein Castle in Blankenburg is one of the special sights in the Harz with impressively preserved rooms, worked in the rock, give an idea of how important and defensive Regenstein Castle once was. The castle is surrounded by remnants of a more recent fortress. The open-air museum makes various rooms accessible and tells the story of Regenstein through many different exhibits. At Easter, Whitsun, and in July, Regenstein Castle's past comes alive.
The Teufelsmauer is a rock formation of the hard sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous in the northern part of the Harz Przedgórze in the center of Germany. This rock face runs from Blankenburg via Weddersleben and Rieder to Ballenstedt. Many legends and myths have been woven in order to try to explain the unusual rock formation. It was placed under protection as early as 1833 and, in 1852, by the head of the district authority in order to prevent quarrying of the much sought-after sandstone.
Blankenburg Castle was a small castle in the village of Engehausen in the municipality of Essel in the German state of Lower Saxony. It dates roughly to the 13th century. All that remains are parts of the surrounding rampart. Today a rural farmstead, formerly a manor house, stands on the site of the old castle.
A highly unusual rock feature on the Teufelsmauer rock formation not far from Timmenrode in the Harz Mountains in central Germany. One of the hiking attractions in this area and also a place blessed with natural beauty. Next to it is a rock cave known as the Kuhstall.
The Wendefurth Dam near Wendefurth in the Harz is one of the dams downstream of the Rappbode Dam, that provides flood protection as well as impounding the River Bode to provide the lower reservoir for the Wendefurth Power Station. In addition it is a bathing lake and also supports fish farming.
The Blue Lake is an artificial lake between Hüttenrode and Rübeland in the Harz Mountains, not far from Bundesstraße 27. The lake was created as part of mining activities in this region. It is located in the conservation area resin and Northern Harz region and in the Harz nature park. It was classified as a valuable geotope by the State Office for Geology and Mining and is now used for geotourism.
The Rosstrappe is 403 m above sea level high granite rock above the Bodetal in the Harz Mountains. It is located opposite the Hexentanzplatz in the corridor of the town of Thale in the Harz district of Saxony-Anhalt. It can be reached from Thale, Treseburg, or Wienrode on a road, on foot, or from Thale with a chair lift. The mountain hotel of the same name with a panoramic terrace has been located on the rock since the middle of the 19th century. The mountain station of the chair lift is clos
A 10 meters long ravine which was part of the Bode valley between Treseburg and Thale. The River Bode, which rises on the highest mountain in the Harz, the Brocken, has cut deeply into the hard Ramberg granite rock. The Bode Gorge was designated a nature reserve in early of 1937 and it is one of the largest nature reserves in Saxony-Anhalt. Right at the entrance to the Bode Gorge, there is a true playground paradise for children with a climbing wall, a mini roller coaster, adventure playgrounds
Titan RT is a 483 m long pedestrian suspension bridge opened in 2017 in the Harz Mountains. The rope bridge is located in the areas of Oberharz am Brocken and Thale in the Harz district of Saxony-Anhalt, the border of which runs through the middle of the bridge. The bridge hangs over the part of the reservoir of the Wendefurth dam that joins the air side of the Rappbodetalsperre dam.