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 crystal sauna-spa "Hot chunks" 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 house Bösenberg located in the upper road, near the church and the town center. In only a few minutes walk: bank, grocery store, Waldschwimmbad herbal park and the forest. The formerly free Altenau is surrounded by mountains and forests, the middle of the Upper Harz. Long walks in the beautiful nature and mountain bike tours are recommended.