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Popular Points of Interest in and near Braunlage

  • Hahnenklee Crags
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    Hahnenklee Crags

    The Hahnenklee Crags (German: Hahnenkleeklippen) lie west of Braunlage in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony. Like the Jermerstein they are made of hornfels.

    Walking destination

    The Hahnenklee Crags are a popular walking destination and can be reached from Königskrug or Braunlage. From the Hahnenklee Forest Road (Hahnenkleer Waldstraße) a 250 metre long path branches off to the 740 metre high viewing point. Further west the terrain drops 200 m almost vertically to the Oder river. On the opposite side, 800 metres away, the High Crags (Hohen Klippen) on the Rehberg (893 m) border the Oder valley.

    The crags are checkpoint no. 75 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.

  • Silberteich
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    The Silberteich is a man-made pond and lies on the upper reaches of the Brunnenbach stream between Braunlage and Sankt Andreasberg in the Harz Mountains of Germany. Originally it was called the Andreasberger Teich or Brunnenbacher Teich, where Teich means 'pond'. Its present name (which means 'Silver Pond') was chosen quite recently to underline its attraction as a tourist destination.

    The pond was created in 1755 in order to supply the surrounding ore mines with water power. The Braunlage Blue Glass Factory (Braunlager Blaufarbenwerk), on the site of the present-day Waldmühle, also received its energy from the reservoir. The pond is about 300 m long with an earth dam about 8 m high. Material for the construction of the dam came from a quarry on the west bank immediately next to the embankment.

    The Sankt Andreasberg trail (Sankt Andreasberger Fußstieg), which used to be the shortest route between Braunlage and Sankt Andreasberg, runs along the dam crest. Meanwhile, however, the direct path from the forest pub of Rinderstall on the Oder up to the Silberteich has been largely destroyed by the National Park authorities, so that the journey today requires a detour of more than double the length.

    In 1760 after heavy snowfalls in the Harz there was a rapid thaw in February. During the night of 4/5 February the still new dam could no longer hold back the water. It broke and floodwaters poured into the Brunnenbach valley. The waters built up in front of the Brunnenbach Mill, forming a barrier of trees and branches they had brought down with them. The swollen waters looked for a new way out and tore through the mill. Following its rebuilding, the Silberteich was also known until about 1900 as the Neue Teich ('New Pond').

    Today the pond is part of a nature reserve. A path runs along the water's edge on the eastern shore. Otherwise paths have been kept some distance away in order to create a quiet zone for flora and fauna.

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Braunlage Overview

The town consists of three districts: Braunlage, Hohegeiß, and Königskrug.

Things to See in Braunlage

The local hockey team Harzer Wölfe is an important part of the northern German Ice Hockey Culture.

There are several ski jumps on the Wurmberg which host international competitions.

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More about the History of Braunlage

Braunlage started out as a pit settlement in the forest first mentioned as brunenlohe in a 1253 deed, which was revived, when the Counts of Blankenburg established an ironworks in 1561. With the County Braunlage fell to the Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in 1599. In the 17th century it was a small market town, finally in 1934 it received town privileges and the municipal status as a health resort.

In 1963 it became the location of the longest gondola lift (of Northern Germany), with a length of 2.8 kilometers and a height difference of 400 meters to the mountain station on the Wurmberg mountain, see Wurmberg Gondola Lift.

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Braunlage is a town and health resort in the Goslar district in Lower Saxony in Germany. It lies within the Harz mountain range, south of the Brocken.

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