© Mandy Leonhardt, Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken

Circular hiking trail Stiege / Hasselfelde - Experience: Stiege stave church

Short facts

  • start: Station of Stiege
  • destination: Station of Stiege
  • medium
  • 14,72 km
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 527 m
  • 446 m
  • Loop tour

best season

Circular hike with many highlights - Stiege station with the smallest turning loop in Europe, a church that moved into the village, the Stiege ponds, the Meriansblick in Hasselfelde and much more.

The approx. 15 km long circular hiking trail takes you through the small and idyllic Harz town of Stiege with its lakes, which is well worth seeing and leads directly to the town of Hasselfelde. The tour meanders over extensive meadows with a fantastic view of the Harz Mountains such as Brocken mountain and Wurmberg mountain, as well as along the rails of the Selketalbahn. Shortly before Hasselfelde you reach the Meriansblick, an observation point with a place to rest. Arrived in Hasselfelde, the path leads you past the train station to the tourist information office with Heimatstube and Blumenau Museum, the St. Antoniuskirche to the spa gardens. Cross this and follow the path of the German emperors and kings back to Stiege. Shortly before the Stiege domain, you should make a detour to the "Am Lerchenberg" observation point with the Brocken panorama. The circular hiking trail is easy to hike without much effort and offers magical views.

Note / recommendation: If the 15 km seems a bit too long, you have the option of ending the tour as a stretch tour in Hasselfelde after approx. 6 km and taking the bus or the Harzer Schmalspurbahn back to Stiege.

Tour waypoints

Europe's smallest turning loop in Stiege

Stave church Stiege

Lake Stiege

Playground Stiege

Observation point "Meriansblick"

Station Hasselfelde - Harzer Schmalspurbahn (Selketalbahn)

Tourist information office Hasselfelde

Bus stop Hasselfelde - Breite Straße

St. Antoniuskirche Hasselfelde

Bus stop Stiege - Campingplatz


Castle of Stiege



  • Street (8%)
  • Asphalt Coating (38%)
  • Crushed Rock (33%)
  • Hiking Trail (20%)


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