The community lies with its districts Kalefeld Doegerode, Duederode, Eboldshausen, Echte, Kalefeld, Oldenrode, Oldershausen, Sebexen, Westerhof, and Wiershausen Willershausen on the western edge of the Harz, and is surrounded by fertile land, many rivers and wooded hills. Nearly the entire forested north, south and east of the community is a large recreation area.
A special highlight is the 2008 Roman-Germanic battlefield discovered in the town Kalefeld. The historic battle field is located on the Harzhorn at the tip of a one kilometre long, wooded ridge, which runs towards the western edge of the Harz. Archaeologists have dug up over 600 artefacts on the 1.5 km long and 500 feet wide site. These include coins, arrowheads, catapult bolts, nails, sandals, horse and carriage harness and a Roman Pioneer axe. Tours are offered regularly in the archaeological site.
Hiking lovers will discover in the district of Westerhof a well-developed network of hiking trails. In a few minutes the Upper Harz, Solling and Weserbergland can be reached. The district Duederode welcomes its guests with a campground, heated outdoor pool, beach volleyball court and a miniature golf course.
On the cycle route "churches and chapels", you can go on fascinating tour of churches and chapels of the Parish Kalefeld.