The traditional mining town of Elbingerode is sheltered at the transition from the plateau of the Lower Harz to the mountainous Upper Harz. As a state-recognised health resort, Elbingerode has a distinct low mountain climate at an elevation of 450 to 480 m above sea level.
Hikers, cyclists and nature lovers will find a well-signposted network of hiking trails and numerous cycle routes, as well as interesting sights and viewpoints amidst beautiful scenery.
A special highlight is the 'Montangeschichtliche Rundwanderweg durch das Bodfeld' (the Mining History Trail through the Bodfeld). It informs hikers on their tour about the 1000-year history of mining and metallurgy in the region with the help of various information boards.
The Büchenberg exhibition mine provides a further insight into this history. On the underground guided tours through the mine, visitors learn, among other things, interesting facts about the function of the mining machines and the hard work underground.
On hot summer days, the natural swimming pool fed with natural spring water provides cooling. Romantically situated, it offers water fun for young and old.
A visit to the local history museum, the gallery in the deaconesses' motherhouse or the town church rounds off the cultural programme.
In winter, the network of cross-country ski trails and the toboggan run at the 'Wasserhäuschen' (water house) provide recreational fun. Learn more about winter sports in Elbingerode here: wintersport.harzinfo.de.