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Connecting path "Himmel & Höhle" (HWN 88 & 9915)

Short facts

  • start: Parking spot at the Hermanns Cave
  • destination: Dam / Harzdrenalin
  • medium
  • 6,42 km
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 518 m
  • 402 m
  • One way tour

best season

The connecting hiking trail "Himmel & Höhle" with a length of approx. 6.5 km offers you the perfect combination of nature experience and thrill. Experience the fascinating world of dripstone caves and be inspired by the exciting events in Harzdrenalin. An unforgettable adventure for the whole family!

Discover the connecting hiking trail "Himmel & Höhle" between Rübeland and the Rappbode Dam in the beautiful Harz Mountains! Immerse yourself in a world full of fascinating natural wonders and exciting events.

Begin your journey in the mysterious dripstone caves of Rübeland. A subterranean beauty awaits you here that will amaze you. Marvel at the intricately sculpted stalactites and stalagmites as you wander the winding passageways. An unforgettable experience for young and old!

But that is only the beginning. The connecting hiking trail "Himmel & Höhle" takes you further to the Rappbode Dam, where you can experience pure thrills.

But first you climb the zigzag path to the Hoher Kleef observation point, where you can expect a breathtaking view of the cave village of Rübeland and the Brocken panorama. Here you will also find the stamp no. 88 of the Harzer Wandernadel to capture your memory of this day. The short walk to the viewpoint at about 650m is challenging, but the reward is definitely worth it.

After this somewhat strenuous section, an easy hiking trail awaits you without much effort. Wide, paved paths lead you through the picturesque landscape of the Harz Mountains. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature as you approach the next highlight.

The view of the imposing Rappbode Dam will inspire you. You can linger at various vantage points and enjoy the impressive scenery to the fullest. Unwind, have a short picnic and recharge your batteries for the rest of your hike.

At the end of the hike, another highlight awaits you near Harzdrenalin. Here you can climb the Solitair lookout tower and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the entire region. Feel the adrenaline rush as you cross the suspension bridge or fly over the reservoir with the megazipline and experience the Harz mountains from a completely new perspective.

And the best part? You don't have to worry about the return journey. A bus will take you back to where you started in comfort, leaving you free to focus on your adventures.

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the stalactite caves, to enjoy the Harz mountains in a relaxed manner with a short hike and to experience the pure thrill of Harzdrenalin at the end of the eventful day. Start your adventure today!

Tour waypoints

Parking spot station of Rübeland

Theater unter Tage - Baumannshöhle Rübeland

Dripstone caves of Rübeland - Baumanns Cave

Burgruine Birkenfeld

88 Aussichtspavillon Hoher Kleef

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

Dripstone caves of Rübeland - Hermanns Cave

Bus stop Rübeland - Talsperre

Titan RT - The world's longest suspension bridge of its kind!


Harzdrenalin - Your contrast program

Megazipline an der Rappbodetalsperre

Observation tower Solitair with Ultrashot & wall running (Harzdrenalin)

Ultrashot an der Rappbodetalsperre

Der Solitair - Aussichtsturm an der Rappbodetalsperre

Gigaswing an der Rappbodetalsperre

5D - Kino an der Rappbodetalsperre

Playground Harzdrenalin



  • Path (25%)
  • Crushed Rock (55%)
  • Hiking Trail (20%)


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