Osterode am Harz
the half-timbered town with charm
The romantic half-timbered town of Osterode lies with the little mountain districts Lerbach and the National Park district Riefensbeek-Kamschlacken between Soese reservoir, South Harz Karst Mountains and the sunny Lerbach valley.
Surrounded by the well-preserved city wall, the historical old town Osterode with the historic Korn market, many half-timbered houses, churches and a car-free pedestrian zone, give a beautiful setting for extended shopping trips or a relaxing time for coffee and cake.
The city with its two districts is also a very popular holiday destination for hikers and nature lovers. Here many trails start, such as the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg, the Harzer Foersterstieg and the Harzer BaudenSteig as well as fishing trail with the engagement path along the Soesse reservoir. In addition discover the Osterode town forest with bird station, the Lerbach iron stone path with tunnels and mines and Hanskuehnenburg (castle). The Karst walking trail in the southern Harz gypsum landscape with the nature reserve Hainholz is ideal for hiking and nature enthusiasts.
Besides the great hiking opportunities, the extensive mountain-bike trail network of the Volksbank Arena Harz offers various cycling and Nordic walking paths. Fishing, horse riding and tennis facilities within a motorcycle-friendly environment guarantee a diverse range of leisure activities.
Information on various topics are presented at the museum Ritterhaus in Osterode, open-air museum and the forest worker museum in Lerbach, as well as in the National Park Information Centre in Riefensbeek-Kamschlacken.
Relax or have great fun at the adventure, sports and outdoor ALOHA Aqua adventure swimming pool with lazy river, water slide, diving boards, baby water garden, a spacious sauna area and a large heated outdoor pool with sun terrace and cocktail bar.
In winter, the landscape around Osterode am Harz presents beautiful winter walks, for alpine athletes a 300 meter long illuminated ski slope with ski lift and for cross country a well maintained cross-country ski network nearby in the Upper Harz.