Sledging in the Harz Mountains

A sledging outing is always fun. Pack away the skis and snowboards and enjoy the fast pace of sliding down a mountain. Great fun for all the family.

With well-groomed sledging hills, some with floodlights and some with lifts that carry you back up; you can feel the thrill and exhilaration as you ride down the slopes. Sledges can be hired in many of the towns in the Harz.

Among the highlights, the sledging run in Bad Harzburg, which has a total length of three kilometers, is one of the longest in the Harz. The nearby forest restaurant Molkenhaus does tasty meals.

The three sledging runs in Braunlage with a combined length of 1,500 meters provide a challenging course. In Harzgerode you have the longest natural sledging run in East Harz with a length of more than 1,000 meters and a height difference of 75 meters.  

If you wish to avoid pulling the sledges back up then make use of the sledge lifts in Braunlage or the one in Torfhaus, where the 300-metre descent ensures plenty of fun and a beautiful view towards the Brocken.

Just as long and also equipped with floodlights as well as snow-cannons is the sledging hill in St. Andreasberg. Owing to its special facilities it is possible to do snow-tubing here. The ski-lift takes you and your equipment back up to the summit. As you cannot control the speed; fun and action are to be expected during snow-tubing.

The 1500 meter long sledging run in Hahnenklee also ensures plenty of fun as it can be artificially snow-covered and offers floodlights on the last 400 meters. The ski slope on the Ravensberg in Bad Sachsa provides a 620metre toboggan run, which will surely delight all winter sports fans.

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