© Mandy Leonhardt, Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken

Hike to the Carlshausturm with a panoramic view (HWN 51)

Short facts

  • start: Hasselfelde: tourist information office
  • destination: Hasselfelde: tourist information office
  • medium
  • 13,70 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 624 m
  • 454 m
  • Loop tour

best season

A 13 km long circular hike to the Carlshausturm with a fantastic view over the entire eastern Harz mountains, with the Brocken mountain panorama, as well as to the Josephskreuz and Kyffhäuser.

Your hike starts right at the tourist information office Hasselfelde, takes you past the station of the Harzer Schmalspurbahn and the Blumenau monument, along meadows and shady paths to the idyllically situated forest lake outdoor pool and the adjacent Hoyerteich. The Hoyerteich with its beautiful water lilies invites you to linger with its benches. Then cross the street and leave the district of Rotacker behind. Follow the quiet paths through former forest areas and listen to the voices of nature. You can see the Carlshaus Tower from afar. If you are not afraid of heights, after climbing 150 metal steps and reaching the upper viewing platform (30 m high), it offers you a fantastic view over the entire eastern Harz region including the Brocken mountain panorama and the view of the Josephskreuz and Kyffhäuser on the other side. Back it goes over forest and meadow areas directly to Hasselfelde.

Tour waypoints

Parking spot Hammerstraße - Hasselfelde

Public toilet - Hasselfelde

Blumenau-Museum Hasselfelde

Tourist information office Hasselfelde

Bus stop Hasselfelde - Breite Straße

St. Antoniuskirche Hasselfelde

Station Hasselfelde - Harzer Schmalspurbahn (Selketalbahn)

Waldseebad Hasselfelde

Parking spot Waldseebad - Hasselfelde

Bus stop Hasselfelde - Waldseebad

Playground Hasselfelde - Rotacker

Observation point and stamping point "Carlshaus-Turm" (HWN 51)



  • Asphalt Coating (13%)
  • Hiking Trail (35%)
  • Street (4%)
  • Crushed Rock (48%)


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