The Hexenstieg Is Where Witches Go Hiking

"A witch doll in a tourist shop in Goslar Germany"

Hiking in Germany

 

Where Witches Go Hiking

Trail

The Harzer Hexenstieg in North Germany, about 200 km (130 miles) west of Berlin, with a total length of 97 km (in 5 to 7 stages) from Osterode to Thale across what was once the most fiercely protected border in Europe.

Profile

The Harz is the wildest, most rugged and most untouched of the mountain ranges in northern

The Hexenstieg Is Where Witches Go Hiking

There are Pink Witches Everywhere in Harz

"A witch doll in a tourist shop in Goslar Germany"

Pink Witches!

We were recently in the Harz region of Germany where we went hiking in the trail called Hexenstieg. The tale is told that that pink witches congregated annually at the Brocken peak.

This, the locals find, is enough justification for them to have witches’s figurines, dolls and more general knickknacks in front of bakeries, dangling from the ceiling of hairdressers’ boutiques and in

There are Pink Witches Everywhere in Harz

What Makes The Old Town Of Goslar A UNESCO World Heritage Site?

"Timbered house in Goslar in Germany"

Where to Go in Germany Goslar The Hexenstieg in the Harz, Germany’s northernmost mountain range, is one of the country’s top hiking trails. During the Cold War period, the Iron Curtain (aka the frontier between east and west Germany) ran right through the heart of the Harz, and the region (a restricted zone in the east, a neglected dead end in the west) was largely bypassed by the post-war economic development on either side. As

What Makes The Old Town Of Goslar A UNESCO World Heritage Site?