The mountain town of Wild Man with today about 1000 inhabitants was founded in 1529. There followed in 1534 the awarding of the mountain town of rights with all its mountain freedoms.
The impressive "19-Lachter cleats", a historical mining investment, with the "Ernst-August-shaft" which again leads 260 m underground into the depths, drawing visitors under its spell and makes the old mining history to life.
The "wild man" in front of the old Town Hall and the Mary Magdalene Church are the focus of this mountain town. The town itself is nestled along two romantic valleys, surrounded by steep mountains. The meadows pull on the hanging up, start behind the woods. The mountains, however, no one needs to scare, because around Wild Man finds convenient hillside paths and quiet side valleys where rushing clear streams downhill. Nature is at your doorstep.
The mountain town of Wild Man is an ideal starting point for hikes. For the exploration of nature and home a trail is established, which is equipped for the disabled. An offer for anglers comprises about 40 ponds in the Upper Harz, part of the World Heritage Upper Harz Water Management. Wild Man offers all the amenities for a relaxing holiday for all seasons. These include u. A youth hostel with camping and RV park ;, the heated outdoor swimming pool and mini golf course. In winter, for guests toboggan run, cross country ski trails and groomed trails for leisure activities available. Wassertretbecken, Tautretwiesen give all the ways to maintain their health in the sense of Sebastian Kneipp.
For the growing cycle tourism was on the old railway line from Langelsheim by Wild Man and expanded a bike lane on good motorable forest paths up to Altenau. Especially families with children will enjoy the experience of the rural atmosphere at the mountain farm with his Harz Red Cattle.