Hotel Waldmühle

Things To Do

Hiking the Harz Mountains

The Harz Mountains are among the most popular hiking areas in Germany. The Harz Mountains has more than 8000 km of outstanding hiking trail networks which makes it a hiker’s paradise. Short or long, you’ll find a great variety of hikes here that reward you with breath-taking views. The most famous hiking trail is Harzer-Hexen-Stieg which leads to the summit of the Brocken which is the highest peak in the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak in Northern Germany.

Start the day hiking the Harz trails, relax in our wellness area afterward, and indulge in culinary delights in the evening.

Mountain Biking

Our hotel is just steps from some of the best mountain biking trails in Harz mountain. Choose between gentle, moderate or advanced trails and experience winding paths that feature rich green landscape and dense forest. Hit the Braunlage over the Hexenstieg to Schierke trail just minutes from our hotel, or pick from dozens of other trails in the area.

Winter Sports

Just seven minutes from hotel Waldmühle, the Wurmberg Ski Resort is your closest gateway to winter fun. Situated in the breathtaking Harz Mountains, this ski resort is the largest ski area in northern Germany.

Winter sports lovers enjoy a paradise with whopping 12 kilometers of ski slopes. The Braunlage-Wurmberg ski resort has a vertical drop of 410 meters and hosts 7 total lifts that take you to a vertical rise of 1,000 meters. 85 percent of the slope falls under the easy category which is great for the little ones who dare to hit the slopes for the first time or for beginners who want to learn a new discipline in the snow. Whether you’re planning a ski vacation, snowboarding excursion or snow tubing outing, the Wurmberg ski resort offers everything you could possibly need in terms of ice and snow.

Photo Credit: Torsten Maue from Magdeburg, Deutschland, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Pullman City

Tales of the “Wild West” have always been a hit with tourists. Not far from the hotel Waldmühle is the western town of Pullman City Harz which takes you back in time to the 1800s. You can experience a day of fun panning for gold on the Yukon, learn how to use a bow and arrow or visit the Indians in their huts. During the day there are many shows such as Tom’s Magic Show, Mountain Man show, and the can’t miss live action-packed Great Wild West Show ( with lots of horses, real Texas Longhorns, bison and carriages ). In the evening music and dance lovers can enjoy live music and party time in the Big Moose Dance Hall. Also, there are several stores and souvenir shops where cowboys and cowgirls can buy any western item they need.

Wernigerode Castle

Wernigerode Castle (Schloss Wernigerode) is one of the most stunning castles in Germany. The castle is located above the town of Wernigerode and offers a wonderful view over the colorful town of Wernigerode and Brocken.
This 12th-century Romanesque-style castle was originally built as a medieval fortress for German emperors on their hunting trips in the Harz and later remodeled as a romantic castle in the baroque style of architecture. You can visit almost 50 furnished rooms as well as attics, towers and the cellar.

Ride on the Brockenbahn

Don’t miss the ride on the Brockenbahn up to Brocken (the highest mountain in Northern Germany and the centerpiece of Harz National Park). Brockenbahn is part of the Harz narrow-gauge railway and starts from the station of Drei Annen Hohne. The train has a stopover at Elender Bahnhof and then continues directly to Brocken. The train takes you through the countryside and offers spectacular vistas of the mountain peaks. You can enjoy the thrill of riding a nostalgic steam locomotive while taking the opportunity to snap stunning photos. You might even have a chance to see a red deer running off through the trees.

Teufelsmauer (The Devil's Wall)

The “Teufelsmauer” (Devil’s wall) is one of the most popular places for hikers and adventure lovers in Germany. The Devil’s Wall is a rock formation made of hard sandstones that stretches for 20 kilometers from Ballenstedt over Rieder and Weddersleben to Blankenburg (Harz). In 1833 the Teufelsmauer was placed under protection as a nature reserve and it is one of the oldest nature reserves in Germany.