Boasting a prime position at the foot of the majestic Harz mountain range, the idyllic Hahnenklee village goes about daily business with a relaxed and tranquil air. Excellent tourist facilities ensure hikers can return to comfortable beds and excellent eateries after invigorating afternoons in the Harz Mountains. A serene spa offers sanctuary to those trying to escape the demanding duress of daily life, while architectural gems provide a visual banquet that articulates the region’s rich history.
One of the village’s most alluring attractions is undoubtedly the ErlebnisBocksberg, a smooth and sleek cable car that swiftly takes visitors to the scenic summit of the Bocksberg Hill, from which panoramic vistas can be enjoyed. Adrenaline seekers will delight in the 1250m toboggan run that takes adventures on a twisting journey down steep slopes and winding waves.
Immerse yourself in the authentic culture of the mountainous villages with a visit to the Thursday Market, a colourful display of culture and customs. Hike through the visually rewarding trail to the small village of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the place in which the magnificent markets is held. Eclectic stalls burst with stunning souvenirs that include artisan craft pieces, regional produce from the Harz mountains and authentic musical instruments.
Regularly hailed as one of the village’s best restaurants, Steffen’s Restaurant never fails to deliver on flavour and flair. A connoisseur of regional specialities, the expert chef rustles up rustic yet refined dishes that respect the bounteous local produce; signature dishes include creamy white asparagus soup and crispy red snapper fillet, both of which burst with the freshness of the mountain air. (Kurhausweg 6, Hahnenklee, Germany)