© Mandy Leonhardt, Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken

Circular route to the open-air and the small border museum Sorge (HWN 46)

Short facts

  • start: Parking spot at the border museum
  • destination: Parking spot at the border museum
  • easy
  • 6,91 km
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 547 m
  • 479 m
  • One way tour

best season

With this hike you go on a historical journey.

Back to where Germany was once divided by an inner-German border with the then GDR and FRG. You will visit the Sorge border landscape, which consists of the open-air border museum (former inner-German border) and the small border museum (museum with border-themed exhibits). You can also enjoy the Harz nature with a fantastic view of the Brocken and Wurmberg, discover one of the smallest and most idyllic villages in the Upper Harz city on the Brocken - the Harz town of Sorge.

Tour waypoints

Parking spot Ebersbachstraße - Sorge

Freiland-Grenzmuseum Sorge

Grenzturm - Beobachtungsturm

Ring der Erinnerung in the border area of Sorge

46 Grenzmuseum

Bus stop Sorge - Försterbergstraße

Kleines Grenzmuseum

Playground Sorge

Parking spot Benneckensteiner Straße - Sorge

Parkplatz L97

Heiko Runge Gedenkstein



  • Crushed Rock (55%)
  • Hiking Trail (16%)
  • Path (15%)
  • Asphalt Coating (7%)
  • Street (2%)
  • Unknown (5%)


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