Schulenberg was established on a plateau of the Wiesenberg hill above the dam after the districts of Unter- and Mittelschulenberg were flooded by the Oker reservoir in 1954 to build the new dam. Since then, a mysterious legend has persisted that the church spire of the submerged village can be seen in the lake from time to time and that the ringing of the bells can be heard.
The Okertalsperre is one of the largest and most beautiful reservoirs, with a water surface of almost 2 square kilometres, a depth of up to 65 metres and surrounded by a beautiful forest landscape. It offers water sports enthusiasts various opportunities for sailing, swimming, surfing and canoeing. The ship MS AquaMarin invites you to exciting round trips across the Oker reservoir all year round.
Another highlight of Schulenberg and an insider tip is the Racepark Schulenberg on the 645-metre-high Wiesenberg hill. In addition to various downhill runs, it also has a lift that takes bikers and their bikes up the mountain. At the same time, Schulenberg offers mountain bikers a good introduction to the huge network of trails of the Volksbank Arena Harz.
Tennis, climbing and hiking are also possible in and around Schulenberg, extending the range of leisure activities.
As soon as it snows, winter sports fans meet on the four downhill slopes, the practice slope, the boarder park and the two double drag lifts of the Ski-Alpinum Schulenberg or on a tour through the magnificent winter landscape on the well-tracked, extensive network of cross-country ski trails. You can find more information about winter sports in Schulenberg here: wintersport.harzinfo.de.