The formerly free mountain town of Altenau is located in the northwestern part of the Harz and is one of the 5 Upper Harz cities. Adjacent to the Harz National Park Altenau and surrounding area offers one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the region. From the higher district Torfhaus one of the most beautiful hiking trails starts to Brocken. A varied program of guided hikes, helping to explore the Upper Harz and its diversity. The unique Kristall-Sauna-Therme "Hot Brocken" offers relaxation and recreation. Europe's largest herbal park with a large outdoor area and spice gallery invites you to visit. In the center you will find small shops and numerous restaurants. The traditional brewery "Altenauer" is always worth a visit. In winter, numerous trails offer unlimited cross-country skiing fun. From the apartment Schützenklippe G-II-2-4 from the thermal and Soletherme as well as the ski and toboggan slopes are within easy reach. Access to hiking trails and trails less than 500 meters away. The main street of Altenau can be reached within 10-15 minutes on foot. Restaurants, a bakery and a kiosk are nearby. A food market can be found in the center.