© GLC, J. Engelhardt


The small town of Zorge belongs to the joint municipality of Walkenried and is surrounded by mixed and beech forests in a south-facing valley in the southern Harz Mountains.

Influenced for several centuries by mining and smelting operations, Zorge today presents itself to its visitors as a state-recognised climatic health resort with cute half-timbered houses, a lovingly restored town centre and the idyllic park with several walkways.

Situated in the midst of nature and directly on the hiking trail "Harzer BaudenSteig", which leads from Bad Grund to Walkenried, Zorge offers numerous opportunities to explore nature on well-maintained and signposted hiking trails.

As the "birthplace" of the first German-made steam locomotive, Zorge experienced its greatest economic heyday in the mid-19th century. Witnesses from this time can be found in the local museum. A full-size model of the first Zorge locomotive and a Normag tractor made in Zorge can be found in the village centre. Another attraction of the village is the 'Hammerschmiede', a manufactory for spirituous beverages and a distillery for whisky.  A guided tour through the manufactory gives visitors an understanding of the distillery's production techniques and presents the results of the work during tastings.

On hot summer days, the lido in the Zorge forest provides cooling. With three pools and a large lawn for sunbathing, the bathing paradise promises fun for young and old alike.

© Harzer Tourismusverband, M. Gloger

Tourist-Informations of local community Walkenried

  • Tourist-Information Walkenried
    Steinweg 4
    37445 Walkenried

  • +49 5525 998900

  • opening hours:

    Thuesday-Friday: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

  • Tourist-Information Zorge
    Am Kurpark 4
    37445 Walkenried / Zorge

  • +49 5586 962991

  • opening hours:

    Monday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

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