The cave village of Rübeland is a district of the town of Oberharz am Brocken and lies in the valley of the cold Bode River, surrounded by steep rock faces.
The village owes its fame to its stalactite caves. In the unique cave landscape, visitors can experience beautiful dripstones, glittering stalagmites and stalactites, the crystal chamber and the grotto lake inhabited by grotto elms in the Hermann Cave, as well as the impressive Goethe Hall with a natural theatre stage for up to 300 people in the Baumann Cave. The natural theatre stage lends a very special flair to numerous events, such as the popular cave festival.
Located directly along the popular long distance trail Harzer-Hexen-Stieg from Osterode to Thale and the train running between Blankenburg and Koenigshuette, make this an attractive holiday destination.
Due to its stainless steel pool, the Rübeland outdoor pool is also considered the "warmest outdoor pool in the Upper Harz" and invites you to linger with its very well-kept facility and large lawns. The pool has a lot to offer with a wide water slide, sauna, waterfall and children’s pool, as well as a children’s playground and beach volleyball court.”
Plenty of water can also be found in the nearby reservoir of the impressive dam system of Bode, Rappbode and the Blue Lake, which got his name from high mineral content and has a beautiful azure-blue colour in the early summer days.