© Stefan Sobotta, UNESCO-Welterbe Bergwerk Rammelsberg, Altstadt von Goslar und Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft

WatersideWalk Buntenbock ponds

Short facts

  • start: Buntenbock: car park in the town centre
  • destination: Buntenbock: car park in the town centre
  • easy
  • 5,78 km
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • 570 m
  • 533 m
  • Loop tour

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Circuit around the Buntenbock ponds. On the way you can take a break at one of the restaurants on the route.

Mining storage ponds between mountain meadows and forests – these are the Buntenbock ponds near Clausthal.

The five ponds were built to supply water to the mines in the Rosenhof mining area. They are connected to each other by ditches and tunnels above and below the ground. The Rosenhof area was one of the most important mining areas in the Upper Harz and needed a lot of water for its water wheels.

The circular walk is 5 km long. It starts at the Sumpfteich pond in Buntenbock and goes to the Waldhotel Pixhaier Mühle. You can eat and drink something in the restaurant. You can also park there.

On your hike you will pass various information boards. They explain why the ponds were built 10 km away from the Rosenhof mining area. And how the water storage ponds worked.

On the entire walk there are fantastic views of the plateau around Buntenbock.

Tour waypoints

137 Bärenbrucher Teich



  • Asphalt Coating (65%)
  • Crushed Rock (11%)
  • Hiking Trail (9%)
  • Path (15%)


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