The formerly free mountain town 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 the surrounding area offers one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the region. From the higher district Torfhaus starts one of the most beautiful hiking trails 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 herb 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.