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Neuwerk

Neuwerk is situated between Rübeland and Hüttenrode. The popular walking route 'Harzer-Hexen-Stieg' (Harz Witches' Trail) leads directly through the idyllic village.

An approx. 1 km long access road takes you between Rübeland and Hüttenrode to the former hut village of Neuwerk. Situated on the shores of the Bode River, the 600-year-old small mining village is surrounded by the unique unspoilt nature of the Harz Mountains, between magnificent woodlands and mountains.

The village got its name from the founding of "the new works" for smelting iron ore, and slate quarries still bear witness to the former important mining work. There are numerous opportunities for hikes, e.g. along the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg (Harz Witches' Trail) or to the Rappbode Dam. There, hikers can discover the small mountain spring, a so-called 'fountain of health'.

Every year on the third weekend in July, the village dresses up for the "Neuwerker Grasedanz" event with a three-day women's right. The highlight of the festival is the parade, which is led by the 'Grass Queen and the Grass Dancers', who are drawn beforehand, with festively decorated hooks and panniers. The festival is musically accompanied by the very successful local marching band.

© Jan Reichel

Tourist-Information Neuwerk

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