Lower Saxony

10 – (GER 10) – Hornburg – Wernigerode

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Place of Departure HORNBURG
Place of Arrival WERNIGERODE
Length – KM 30
Nation of the route Germany
Region Lower Saxony
Uphill Gap 307 mt.
Downhill Gap 161 mt.
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability  Foot
File (.KMZ) File .kmz
 Open Street Map on Outdooractive.com  Open Site parte 1

Open Site part 2

Hornburg is a town in the municipality of Schladen-Werla. It is crossed by the River Ilse, a tributary of the Oker, situated on a hill in the middle of a flat area. It is the last town of some relevance in Lower Saxony along our route before we enter Upper Saxony (Saxony Anhalt). We are now confronting a long stage, but without difficulties, with only some ups and downs. We walk the first section along a ridge at times wooded, which divides two valleys, the Valley of the Ilse and the valley of the Zieselbach. We leave Hurnburg taking us around the hill the Markstrasse, then the Schlossbergstrasse, which will take us around the hill of the castle, at the first crossroad we take to the right the Osterwiecker strasse which we leave at the crossroad with the Kapellenweg, where we take the lane at the centre, and leave the town. Up a gentle hill we gain the lane on the ridge going through a tract of fine woodland for about 2 km, and we find ourselves before a tall barrier of wire with an opening: this is what is left of the old Iron Curtain, now open, and here we enter Saxony Anhalt (upper Saxony). We carry on along the same lane, due North-East for a further 3,4 km then we turn right, downhill and we turn left along a second tract of fine woodland, at the third road cross we pause to climb on a rise on the left to admire the view of one of the 176 Bismark watchtowers. We now turn left and head towards Osterwieck, 1,2 km away. Osterwieck is a municipality of 3.810 the first town in this region along our walk, in the district of Harz. Leaving this former border town, we cross the Ilse and take the road at the centre, to regain the open countryside, with the said river on our left; we walk on for 1,3 km, turning right, 250 m on the left to arrive on the Scenter roadchauenerstrasse which will take us to the first houses of the village of Berssel. We may now walk through the village, or turn right to walk along the lane just before the river to get on to the Wasserlebenerstrasse, just outside the village. 200 m on the left, and we take a road, then a lane on the right still walking along the Ilse and in 3 km we shall be in the village of Wasserleben, where we may be interested in the local hostel and in the welcoming community. To leave the village we take toward the river which we cross on the Strasse der MTS; we turn left and take the third road, we take the Triftweg, which we leave after 500 m to continue on the left along the lane that follows the river up to Veckenstedt. We walk through this small village and we take the Schaferstrasse; then we turn right on the Lindenstrasse, then Aller Stadtweg and in 3,2 km we cross the motorway N.6; and continue over a junction road and straight on for 3,2 km until we reach the outskirts of Wernigerode. We enter the town along the VeckenstedterWeg until we meet road L85 or Ilsenburgerstrasse; we turn left, 400 m we cross the River Holtemme, 250 m on we cross a tributary, and we continue taking to the left, taking the Westernstrasse, and in less than 200 m we shall be in the main square in front of the Town Hall.

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 Touristinformation Wernigerode  Marktpatz 10

Tel: 03943/5537835  www.wernigerode-tourismus.de

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