Surrounding area

Quedlinburg is located directly on the northern Harz and is therefore the ideal starting point for short excursions and explorations as well as for extended hikes and varied bike tours in the surrounding area of Quedlinburg. Numerous sights and attractions are waiting to be discovered by you.

Hiking in the Harz

The Harz has a comprehensive network of trails for hikers and anyone who wants to become one. In Quedlinburg, two important national hiking trails end or start with the Selketal-Stieg and the Harzer Klosterwanderweg. The title “Wanderkaiser/Wanderkaiserin awaits all those who hike longer and regularly in the Harz. Stamps can be collected on a variety of routes, which entitle hikers to purchase the coveted Harzer Wandernadel.

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen

Experience the Harz with full steam: Start your excursion in the Harz in a special way and get into an experience on 1,000 mm track gauge.


Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, countless churches and monasteries, mines and cable cars, suspension bridges, high rope courses and treetop paths  all this is something you can visit, experience, try and marvel at in the Harz. Above all this is the Brocken, the highest mountain in northern Germany. Around Quedlinburg there are countless possibilities to make your holiday varied and unforgettable.

Romanesque Road

The Romanesque Road is one of the most famous tourist routes in Germany. Over a total length of more than 1,000 kilometres, it connects 88 Romanesque buildings (dome, churches, monasteries and castles) in 73 towns in Saxony-Anhalt. Similar to the shape of an eight, the Romanesque Road is divided into a north and south route, with the state capital Magdeburg forming the centre. There are four buildings in Quedlinburg.

Garden dreams

The network “Gartenträume – Historische Parks in Sachsen-Anhalt“ („Garden dreams – Historic Parks in Saxony-Anhalt“) brings together the 50 most beautiful parks and gardens in our state. With the Brühl and Abbey Garden as well as the Palace Terraces, Quedlinburg is also represented in this important network several times.

HATIX – The Harzer Urlaubsticket

Use the bus and tram lines free of charge with the Harzer Urlaubsticket (HATIX) in the entire district of Harz and be mobile.


For Nordic Walking lovers, there are numerous opportunities to be active in and around Quedlinburg. The district Gernrode has the best-developed network. From the Haferfeld car park, which is already located in the Harz, four well-signposted trails of varying length start, from two kilometers, over 5. 2 km and 11. 3 km to the big round with a good 14 km. The trails are in a very good condition, connecting flat routes with ascents and descents. The nature is very varied with beautiful views of Gernrode, but also the idyllic New Pond. The highlight in the truest sense is the Viktorshöhe with over 500 meters of altitude (long tour).

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