Trautenstein in the Harz
welcome to the hiker's paradise
The small health resort Trautenstein is in the district of Upper Harz and is surrounded by green hillsides in the idyllic valley of Rappbode at the southern tip of the Rappbode Reservoir.
Almost untouched nature, green meadows, crystal clear streams, marshes, dense forests and high mountains invite the visitor to the Harz on various walks, mountain-bike tours, Nordic-walking trails or along the 8km long circular reservoir walk.
In addition to the direct location next to the reservoir dams of Bode and Rappbode, the largest reservoir in Germany, Trautenstein has other interesting sights to offer.
From the 626 meters above sea level radio and observation tower “Carlshausturm” you have a magnificent view of the Harz mountain range. The wooden church in the village impresses with its baroque timber-framed design and old ceiling painted with clouds and stars. In the History Museum Trautenstein visitors can get an insight into the past times of the village and the Harz.
On hot summer days the natural lido “Dammbachtal” promises cooling-off and water fun for all ages.