The easy accessibility and the unique location on the highest mountain in Lower Saxony, the Wurmberg, make Braunlage a popular holiday and excursion destination for young and old. The local gastronomy, small boutiques, bars and dance halls complete the offer and ensure a special and relaxing holiday. With the planned cable car as a link between Schierke and Braunlage and the resulting expansion, the largest alpine ski resort in northern Germany will be built by the end of 2016.
Winter sports resort Braunlage
When Oberforster Arthur Ulrichs had his first skis made in Braunlage in the year 1883 according to the Norwegian model, he probably did not dream of thinking that his idea would make a significant contribution to making his hometown Braunlage one of the most important winter sports resorts in the Harz.
Originally intended as a means of transport for the employees of the forest, the new snowshoes quickly proved to be a good means of relaxation and recreation.
Skiing became the therapy of the many sanatorium guests, then the exercise offer of the students in Braunlage and finally the popular winter sport of the many visitors, who already then chose the place at the foot of the Wurmberg for recreation.
But it was not just the new development in winter sports that brought Braunlage tourism success. The connection to the railway network at the end of the 19th century ensured a steadily increasing influx of tourists. They found rest in the chic villas and sanatoriums that were built in the town of Braunlage.
Braunlage Nature & Climate
Difference in altitude up to 405 meters, plus forests, bogs and rivers: The landscape of the Harz National Park is unique and diverse.
Whether the Great Wurmbergklippe, the falls of the Bodensee or the view from Niedersachsen’s highest vantage point at the top of the Wurmberg, this particular natural backdrop inspires Braunlage holidaymakers from all over the world.
Great climate at Wurmberg. Rest in Braunlage starts in the weather. In summer, a lot of sunshine with pleasant temperatures (never more than 30 ° Celsius) - in winter, the dry cold: Together with the low-oxygen mountain air, the ideal weather conditions ensure the particularly low-irritant atmosphere of the health resort.
Two pawls, various wellness and beauty studios and the resident therapeutic and general medical practices additionally provide for the recovery and wellness factor in Braunlage.
Active in Braunlage
Rarely do you find as many activities in one place as in the health resort Braunlage. In the center of the many sporting opportunities in Braunlage is the Wurmberg cable car, the longest of its kind in northern Germany. In its original form, the railway was formed between 1963 and 1965, but was replaced in 2001 by a new facility.
Since then, the 74 cabins (with room for 6 people) bring the many active vacationers safely and with a magnificent view of the Harz Mountains to the many possibilities of movement on the Wurmberg.
Holiday fast and modern. Of course, winter sports are among the main attractions in Braunlage. The fact that much more is possible today than the classic skiing with downhill and cross-country skiing shows in Braunlage the diverse offers.
Whether snowboarding, tobogganing, a tubular tire ride in the snow tubing area or ice climbing: If you’re looking for an adrenalin kick in front of a magnificent natural backdrop, then this is the place for you.
If there is no snow Braunlage am Wurmberg is no less active: Braunlage shows how modern tourism is possible and offers its visitors a complete range from tranquil hiking to fast-paced downhill runs with a monster scooter to a relaxing spa offer.
A successful stay in the accommodation begins to know the hosts on site. Rooms with modern comforts are also standard in Braunlage, as well as good food and often even an additional offer with bars or cultural events.
Tradition meets modernity. Cultivate the traditions, feel committed to the history and yet keep up with the times. With this mixture, the climatic health resort at the foot of the Wurmberg could maintain its tourist position and still preserve its original charm.
The tourist always new attractions to offer will be an important part of the tourist concept in the next few years, according to the motto “Holidays in Braunlage: Yesterday’s good - tomorrow even better!”
Braunlage lies at an altitude between 600 and 971 meters above sea level and the Wurmberg is the highest mountain in Lower Saxony and a destination for sports enthusiasts, families and adventurers. Braunlage offers the starting point to intensively discover the Harz and its forests.
Naturmythenpfad, the bike park Braunlage and many hiking routes from easy to difficult make the health resort Braunlage. With almost 6,000 inhabitants, Braunlage is a small town that has made a name for itself as a sports and holiday resort nationwide for decades.
Braunlage is worth a trip in every season. The town of Braunlage also includes the districts Hohegeiß and Sankt Andreasberg, which also offer many attractions for visitors. Braunlage is a magnet for visitors, especially on Walpurgis Night.