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The town of Falkenstein / Harz with its seven regional districts is located in the south-eastern part of the Harz Mountains and impresses with its surroundings, which are characterised by two very different landscapes. The north-eastern Harz foreland with its wide, rich fields merges here into the forested low mountain range of the eastern Lower Harz plateau. The impressive Selketal valley opens up in front of the district of Meisdorf. 

Hiking enthusiasts, cyclists and nature lovers will find numerous hiking trails and bike routes within a stunning setting. The 18-hole golf course at the hotel 'Schloss Meisdorf' and the motor sports complex, Harz-Ring create the correct environment for golf and motor sports fans.

The town of Falkenstein takes its name from Castle Falkenstein that stands high over the Selke Valley in the middle of a nature reserve. The impressive castle is one of the most visited monuments of the Romanesque Road, a scenic route in the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Between 1220 and 1235 the Sachsenspiegel, the first law book of the German Middle Ages, was compiled at the behest of Lord Graf Hoyer von Falkenstein. In addition to the courtyard and the museum, the castle has its own falconry.

Also worth seeing is the Konradsburg near Ermsleben, an impressive testimony to the cultural landscape of the Harz Mountains. Once built to protect the Harz imperial estate, a Benedictine monastery was later founded on it, which for the following centuries was considered the cultural, spiritual, social and economic centre of the eastern Harz rim.

The museum courtyard in Meisdorf, the meeting place for Gleim-enthusiasts in Ermsleben, the windmill tower at Endorf and the Water Mill near the river Selke in Meisdorf, and the Landscape Park Degenershausen are worth a visit. Numerous churches scattered throughout the villages round off the cultural offer.

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Tourist-Information Ermsleben - Falkenstein/Harz

Touristinformation Meisdorf

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Touristinformation Degenershausen

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