The formerly free Altenau is located in the northwestern part of the resin and is one of the 5 Oberharzer cities. Adjacent to the National Park Harz Altenau and the surrounding area has one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the region. From higher Torfhaus one of the most beautiful hiking trails start to the Brocken. A varied program of guided walks, helping Oberharz and variety to explore. The unique Kristall-Sauna-Therme "Hot Brocken" offers relaxation and recreation. Europe's largest herbal park with large free area and spice gallery invites you to visit. In the center you can find small shops and an abundance of restaurants. The traditional brewery "Altenauer" is always worth a visit. In winter, numerous trails offer unlimited cross-country skiing fun. The guest house Ehrenberg is located in a restricted-traffic service road (no through traffic), walking distance from the city center. The central location of the guest house, you can reach the city center with shops, entrances in hiking trails, mountain bike arena, cross-country skiing, toboggan runs and ski lift in just a few minutes.