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Why not a whole house in the middle of the Harz? 171 sqm

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Welcome to our house on 500 meters in Altenau.

The house in question is the former parsonage of Altenau. It is one of the oldest houses in the city (Anno 1604) and a very special one ...

They rent the entire house for themselves! Exception of the front entrance area on the ground floor.

The accommodation

Here you may not greet a marmot every day, it will probably be more of a wild boar or maybe a lynx. But if you've seen the movie "and greets the marmot every day" and maybe pick up the atmosphere at dinner at one of the 6 restaurants in town or the daytime on the street you will remember the movie.

We are hamburger. To escape the chaos of the big city and to recover, we have been going to the Harz for many years.

Now we have someday Altenau, the health resort spa, in love with the house with the special situation and bought it. Since this is our second home, we would like to share it with you.

The house: You have 171 sqm available. From the entrance you can reach the middle floor via a staircase. The living area spreads generously over about 100 square meters.

The living room: It consists of two open-plan rooms with several comfortable sofas, a TV + DVD player with about 60 films for all ages, a desk and a bookcase full of novels (from "love" to "murder" and mortal blow "is all there. -)

Free Wi-Fi.

The large kitchen and the dining room: both are also open to each other. Here you can study cooking, baking, especially wonderful food, hiking maps and everything else you do at a large table. The table can comfortably accommodate ten people.

The corridor: No matter from which room, you always get into the large hall with the staircase entrance and exit. In the Mitteletage you could, so to speak, circle. In the hallway is the toilet and a separate bathroom with shower. As the house is on a slope, you can also access the terrace from this level / hallway. If any of you would like to smoke one or the other cigarette, he will appreciate this area, because in the house smoking is of course not allowed.

The bedrooms: The four bedrooms can be reached via the stairs to the top. There are two quite large bedrooms, each with a double bed 180 cm wide (two times 90x200 cm mattress) and one additional single bed (90 x 200 cm)

The two smaller bedrooms each have a double bed 160 cm wide (two times 80 x 200 cm mattress).

On this floor there is also a small bathroom with a toilet.

What is the special situation?

Here are the answers .-)

There is a lot of information material waiting for you in the house. However, the tourist information for the Upper Harz is almost directly across the street, so it is within walking distance.

If you come to visit us in the summer, then be sure to visit Europe's largest herbal park with spice gallery, also within walking distance.

In Altenau also begins the Harz Witch Rose. The route between Altenau and Torfhaus is known as the most beautiful and leads mostly along the narrow trenches of the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Harz Water Management".

A wonderful experience on hot summer days is the swimming in the "forest swimming pond" and highly recommended. Of course it's free for everyone and yes! only within walking distance.

Should it pour a day like from buckets (and not only then), then the Kristalltherme "hot chunks" with their great swimming pools and saunas a nice alternative to enjoy the stay, and also is within walking distance.

In the winter, the snow quickly turns into snow, and at 500 meters, it even happens more often. Altenau has its own ski and toboggan run "Auf der Rose" Ski and sled lift are available. A great fun for young and old is guaranteed.

So pack the mulled wine, grab the sled (we have some ready for you) and go sledding, of course on foot .-)

Access for guests

We provide our house. On the ground floor is the entrance area. There are two separate entrances on the left and right for rooms temporarily occupied by the church. There you have no access. Only after you have walked through the door with the glass, you are completely in your realm .-)

Interaction with guests

Since we are not on site, you will be greeted by our caretaker.

You will be received directly at the house.

If you do not want to bring your own bed linen, you have the option to borrow some from our manager here. Of course, a bedding package and a pair of towels belong to a bed linen package. The price for a person is once 10, -Euro.

As it is in the mountains, there is also a beautiful wooden church here. We find it an asset to the location of the house (see photos). The tower of the church regularly rings the time. So if you have a very slight slack, you might feel disturbed by the church bells.

The neighborhood

The Harz National Park is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and, of course, winter sports in winter. From the front door you could walk to the Brocken, but you should be good on foot, because there are less than 20 km to Brockenspitze.

Not only for families with children the treetop path is a must.

The old imperial city of Goslar can be reached in 20 minutes by car. Worth seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Rammelsberg.

In and around Altenau:

- Holiday resort - climatic health resort

- Has Europe's largest herb park with spice gallery.

- The Kristalltherme "Hot chunks" is a modern and very

 beautiful sauna area.

- Altenauer private brewery - so beer from our own local brewery.

- Nordic / Walking routes

- Mountain bike paradise

- Hiking and cross-country skiing network

- Ski lift and toboggan runs

- National Park with chunks

- Okertalsperre

- Forest swimming pond

- Romkerhaller waterfall

- Upper Harz Water Regale as UNESCO World Heritage Site

- Harz Witch climb

means of transport

Within 3 minutes you can reach the small bus station.

From there buses go to Clausthal-Zellerfeld, St. Andreasberg, Goslar etc ...

Other important information


- Since we are not on site, we are unable to provide you with sheets and towels. Please bring your own linen and towels. But you also have the option of borrowing sheets and towels from our caretaker. The price per person and set is once 10, -Euro.

- Please leave our house clean and tidy, as it were. Cleaning the toilets, sucking and wiping

 the floors takes over our nice home help. Their share is

 for this 30,00 Euro.

- Please note that per day and person (from 18 years) 2 € tourist tax is to be paid to the spa (children over 6 years) 1.37 €.

The tourist tax is payable in cash after arrival at our property managers. You will receive the spa cards with various discounts. Various information material for the resin can be found in the

Tourist information about 5 minutes walk from the house.

- As it is in the mountains, there is also a beautiful wooden church here. We find it an asset to the location of the house (see photos). The tower of the church regularly rings the time. So if you have a very slight slack, you might feel disturbed by the church bells.

- We do not have a coffee machine, we prefer "french press" pots for brewing coffee.

Pour coffee powder with boiling water.

After 1.5 minutes you press the filter down ...

and the delicious coffee is ready :-)

More Details

Olga und Ralf
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Altenau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , tub
    - toilet
    - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Tolle und liebevoll modern eingerichtete, bestens gelegene Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in einem wirklich hübschen Ambiente wundervoll erholt. Das Haus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die separate Lage der Schlafzimmer auf der oberen Ebene ist optimal. Bäcker, Brauerei mit Hofverkauf und Lebensmittelladen in nächster Nähe und zu Fuß in wenigen Minuten erreichbar - was will man mehr! Da kommt absolut entspannte Freude auf. Dazu noch der wirklich herzliche Kontakt zu den Vermietern und der liebe Empfang vor Ort. Wir kommen bei nächster Gelegenheit wieder.....

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Großzügige Ferienwohnung in zentraler Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 4 schöne Tage in der Ferienwohnung verlebt. Für 4 Personen gab es Raum "im Überfluss". Netter und schneller Kontakt zur Vermieterin. Unproblematische Schlüsselübergabe bei der Anreise und Abreise. Fußläufig sind ein Supermarkt, Fleischer und Bäcker erreichbar. Klare Weiterempfehlung!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr gemütliches Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben als Familie (7 Personen) 5 Tage in dem Haus verbracht und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es gibt Möglichkeiten in geselliger Runde im großzügigen Wohnbereich zusammen zu sein, aber sich auch bei Bedarf einmal zurück ziehen zu können. Es war einfach alles da, was das Herz begehrt, von einer geschmackvollen Einrichtung, Büchern, DVD's bis hin zur kompletten Küchenausstattung. Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit den Vermietern war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Auch beim Empfang haben wir uns willkommen gefühlt. Es gibt also noch Vermieter, die nicht nur mit billigem Baumarkt-Charme Geld verdienen wollen, sondern auch möchten, dass sich ihre Gäste wohl fühlen. Vielen Dank dafür.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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sehr schön

  • 5 of 5

war alles gut, sehr schön eingerichtet, wunderschön und romantisch gelegen wenn es eine dicke Schneedecke hat. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt, man kann sich am Ort wunderbar versorgen und von Altenau aus Unternehmungen machen - auch ohne Auto. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich, zuverlässig und reagieren sehr schnell. Wir haben uns wohl gefühlt. Also ales rundum perfekt. Nur die einzige Sache, die für alle Fe-Wo typisch ist: es gibt keine scharfen Messer zum Kochen - aber das ist wirklich nicht so schlimm. Ansonsten ist an gaanz viele Details gedacht (CD-Player, Spiele für Kinder, ...) Danke an die Gastgeber!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Alles prima!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sehr nette und kompetente Gastgeber. Kommen gerne wieder !

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gemütliche FW in einem guten Zustand

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben gerade 5 Tage in der wie angekündigt schönen Wohnung mit der ganzen Familie verbracht. Die Aufteilung ist wirklich gut und lädt zum Verweilen für Familien mit Kindern ein. Der Service war auch sehr gut (Susanne!) Kleine Wünsche wie z. B. Schränke in den Schlafzimmern könnten vielleicht noch vom Vermieter angeboten werden.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
In Ort
Nearest Ski
16 Kilometres
Auf der Rose 600m oder Sank Andreasberg 16 km
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $123.06
Reinigungsgebühr $36.92
Stay tax $2.30 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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