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Circular route around the cave town of Rübeland (HWN 88 & 89)

Short facts

  • start: parking spot Mühlental in Rübeland
  • destination: parking spot Mühlental in Rübeland
  • medium
  • 5,06 km
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 467 m
  • 378 m
  • Loop tour

best season

The circular route around the cave site offers great views of the town and the Brocken mountain.

The circular hiking trail around the Rübeland cave village leads over the rugged rock faces that surround the Harz village. Several great observation points invite you to linger. Discover fauna and flora on the family-friendly hiking trail. Unfortunately, the hiking trail is not suitable for prams due to narrow and steep paths. Here we recommend the hike with a baby carrier. From April to October you can marvel at the lively life of the wild bees on the "Bee Bear" on the Hoher Kleef and on the "Bee miner" on the Schornsteinberg and two stamps from the Harzer Wandernadel must also be collected. During the summer months you can admire and enjoy the beautifully blooming mountain meadows. On the hiking route you always have the Brocken mountain in view. Many small resting places offer a place to linger. Last but not least, you should plan a visit to the Hermanns or Baummans Cave. Or even both caves?

Tour waypoints

Parking spot Mühlental - Rübeland

Parking spot Gänsemarkt - Rübeland

Dripstone caves of Rübeland - Baumanns Cave

Öffentliches WC - Rübeland Baumannshöhle


Burgruine Birkenfeld

Observation point & stamping point "Pavillon Hoher Kleef" (HWN 88)

Parking spot station of Rübeland

Dripstone caves of Rübeland - Hermanns Cave

Bus stop Rübeland - Tropfsteinhöhlen

Parking spot Freibad Bodeperle - Rübeland

Outdoor pool "Bodeperle" in the cave village of Rübeland

Bus stop Rübeland - Freibad

Observation point & stamping point "Schornsteinberg" (Harzer Wandernadel)



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