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Harzer Wandernadel

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The Harzer Wandernadel is a system of hiking awards in the Harz mountains in central Germany The hiker or mountain biker can earn awards at different levels of challenge by walking to the various checkpoints in the network and stamping his or her passbook to record the visit With 222 checkpoints in three federal states and across five districts in the Harz and with membership in five figures, the system has gained a following Germany-wide

Contents

  • 1 Purpose
  • 2 Hiking badge system
  • 3 Process for getting a hiking badge
  • 4 Features
  • 5 History
  • 6 Resonance
  • 7 Locations
    • 71 List of checkpoints
      • 711 1 to 60
      • 712 61 to 120
      • 713 121 to 180
      • 714 181 to 222
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Purpose

The idea of the Wandernadel "hiking nobility" is to give those holidaying in the Harz a worthwhile goal to achieve and encourage them to stay for longer or return It also aims to encourage those who live in the local area to go hiking and improve their fitness

In addition the system helps tourists and locals to get to know the many, varied and attractive sights and hiking trails in the Harz To that end, checkpoints have been located at scenic viewing points, places of geological or botanical interest and locations that are either rich in culture or steeped in history With a few exceptions, the checkpoints can only be reached on foot or bicycle

Hiking badge system

Harz hiking badges are awarded at several levels depending on the number of checkpoints reached verified by stamping a pass book:

  • 8 stamps: Harz hiking badge in bronze
  • 16 stamps: Harz hiking badge in silver
  • 24 stamps: Harz hiking badge in gold
  • 50 stamps: Harz Hiking King Wanderkönig or Queen Wanderkönigin
  • 111 stamps: Harz Mining Foreman Steiger 111 different control points, of which 22 are special checkpoints connected with mining in the Harz
  • 222 stamps: Harz Hiking Emperor Wanderkaiser or Empress Wanderkaiserin

The awards may be earned over any period of time; there is no time limit within which the stamps have to be collected

In addition there are special themed hiking badges that may be earned For example there is one for collecting 11 stamps on checkpoints located on the Harzer Hexenstieg the "Harz Witch's Path" Others include a Goethe Way Goetheweg badge and an Inner German Border badge

It is also possible, in addition to collecting all 222 stamps, to collect several additional special stamps that are recorded at the end of a walking pass These special stamps are only collector's items and do not count towards any award

Process for getting a hiking badge

Before visiting checkpoints and starting to collect stamps, the hiker first needs to buy a hiking pass book Wanderpass; these can be obtained cheaply online or in the tourist and spa facilities in the towns and villages of the Harz, in participating pubs within the network and in some bookshops It is also worthwhile buying a set of 3 maps on which the checkpoints are marked, although this information can be found in other ways, including the organiser's website The website first published its English pages in 2012 with the support of the British garrison in Hohne

The pass must be stamped at each checkpoint If the stamp is missing or damaged, a code number can be noted down as an alternative This ensures that vandalism should not prevent hikers from collecting points towards their badges

On gaining the requisite number of stamps, the pass is handed in again at a counter and the badges can be bought at little cost after the pass has been checked The Foreman Steiger and Emperor Kaiser badges can only be obtained from the Harzer Wandernadel main office in Blankenburg, which is only open Monday to Friday during working hours

Features

The Harz hiking badge is significantly different from many other hiking badge systems For example, there are hardly any other places where there is a system with as many as 222 control points crossing state and district boundaries In addition the system is relatively well protected from vandalism and can be set up anywhere on the terrain, whilst with other systems the checkpoints are at restaurants, shops, etc, and can only be used during opening hours

Unlike other hiking badge projects, the hassle of enrolling as a 'customer' is avoided, because the stamps may be collected freely without needing to supply anyone with a telephone number or address

History

The initiator and operator is the Gesund älter werden im Harz "Grow old healthily in the Harz" with its head office in Blankenburg, which is supported by various public institutions The first checkpoints were set up in 2006; since 2007 the current system of 222 control points has been available There are no plans to extend it, however the checkpoints are sometimes relocated to different places in the Harz

Resonance

The system soon gained extraordinary popularity, as can clearly be seen from the number of walkers stamping their passes at the control points In 2009 alone about 10,000 hiking passes were sold[1] It is also noteworthy that in each year there has been a three-figure number of walkers that have achieved the highest award, the "Harz Hiking Emperor" Because the control points are spread across a 110 km long and 30 - 40 km wide range of low mountains, that can only mean that individuals have spent a total of several weeks driving by car or motorcycle to the area of the checkpoints, and then walking or cycling on the hiking trails

Locations

Some of examples of checkpoints in the Harzer Wandernadel are listed below:

Checkpoint No Name Description Location
1 Eckertalsperre Staumauer Barrier of the Ecker Dam 4 km SE of Bad Harzburg
5 Froschfelsen The Froschfelsen rock formation that looks like a frog 2 km SW of Ilsenburg
9 Brocken The Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Brocken summit
17 Trudenstein The Trudenstein rock formation 25 km NE of Schierke
80 Burgruine Regenstein Regenstein Castle 2 km N of Blankenburg
98 Ruine Hohnstein Hohnstein Castle 1 km NNE of Neustadt/Harz
101 Einhornhöhle Unicorn Cave, a popular show cave near Scharzfeld
122 Kreuz des Deutschen Ostens An Ostlandkreuz, a cross in memory of former eastern German lands Above Bad Harzburg to the SE

List of checkpoints

The following is a list of all the checkpoints as at December 2012 They are listed by their German names used by the Harzer Wandernadel

1 to 60

  • 1 - Eckertalsperre - Staumauer
  • 2 - Scharfenstein - Rangerstation
  • 3 - Am Kruzifix
  • 4 - Taubenklippe
  • 5 - Froschfelsen
  • 6 - Oberer Ilsefälle Bremer Hütte
  • 7 - Gasthaus Plessenburg
  • 8 - Stempelsbuche
  • 9 - Brockenhaus
  • 10 - Große Zeterklippe
  • 11 - Eckerloch
  • 12 - Achtermannshöhe
  • 13 - Ahrensklint
  • 14 - Schnarcherklippe
  • 15 - Leistenklippe
  • 16 - Ferdinandstein
  • 17 - Trudenstein
  • 18 - Grenzweg zum Kaffeehorst
  • 19 - Skidenkmal
  • 20 - Barenberg Aussichtspunkt
  • 21 - Helenenruh Elend
  • 22 - Gelber Brink
  • 23 - Molkenhausstern
  • 24 - Wolfsklippe
  • 25 - Oberförster-Koch-Denkmal
  • 26 - Mönchsbuche
  • 27 - Ottofelsen
  • 28 - Gasthaus Steinerne Renne
  • 29 - Elversstein
  • 30 - Ilsestein
  • 31 - Agnesberg
  • 32 - Gasthaus Christianental
  • 33 - Stapenberg
  • 34 - Scharfenstein
  • 35 - Gasthaus Armeleuteberg
  • 36 - Peterstein
  • 37 - Büchenberg
  • 38 - Galgenberg
  • 39 - Tagebau Felswerke
  • 40 - Königshütter Wasserfall
  • 41 - Ruine Königsburg
  • 42 - Trogfurther Brücke
  • 43 - Wasserscheide Weser-Elbe "Hohe Tür"
  • 44 - Kapitelsberg
  • 45 - Dicke Tannen
  • 46 - Grenzmuseum am Ring der Erinnerung
  • 47 - Oberharzblick am Buchenberg
  • 48 - Stierbergsteich
  • 49 - Grüntal
  • 50 - Walzenhütte
  • 51 - Carlsturm
  • 52 - Trageburg am Hexenstieg
  • 53 - Hassel-Vorsperre
  • 54 - Rotestein
  • 55 - Wüstung Selkenfelde / Kirche
  • 56 - Rappbodeblick Trautenstein
  • 57 - Echowiese Allrode
  • 58 - Pferdchen
  • 59 - Klostergrund Michaelstein
  • 60 - Stemberghaus - Köhlerei

61 to 120

  • 61 - Harzer Grauwacke Rieder
  • 62 - Talsperre Wendefurth Talsperrenblick
  • 63 - Schöneburg Aussichtspunkt
  • 64 - Böser Kleef Aussichtspunkt
  • 65 - Gasthaus Todtenrode
  • 66 - Wilhelmsblick Aussichtspunkt
  • 67 - Weißer Hirsch Aussichtspunkt
  • 68 - Pfeil-Denkmal
  • 69 - Sonnenklippe Bodetal
  • 70 - Prinzensicht Aussichtspunkt
  • 71 - Rosstrappe Abzweig Schurre
  • 72 - La Viershöhe
  • 73 - Glockenstein
  • 74 - Hamburger Wappen Teufelsmauer
  • 75 - Hahnenkleeklippen
  • 76 - Großvaterfelsen
  • 77 - Ruine Luisenburg
  • 78 - Barocke Gärten
  • 79 - Otto-Ebert-Brücke am Herzogsweg
  • 80 - Burgruine Regenstein
  • 81 - Sandhöhlen im Heers
  • 82 - Regensteinmühle
  • 83 - Austbergturm
  • 84 - Altenburg bei Heimburg
  • 85 - Wasserkunst Thumkuhlental
  • 86 - Bisongehege
  • 87 - Volkmarskeller
  • 88 - Aussichtspavillon Hoher Kleef
  • 89 - Schornsteinberg
  • 90 - Roter Schuss
  • 91 - Weltkulturerbe Rammelsberg
  • 92 - Poppenberg mit Aussichtsturm
  • 93 - Dreitälerblick
  • 94 - Drei-Herren-Stein
  • 95 - Ilfelder Wetterfahne
  • 96 - Ehemalige Steinmühle
  • 97 - Ziegenalm
  • 98 - Ruine Hohnstein
  • 99 - Komödienplatz
  • 100 - Ebersburg
  • 101 - Einhornhöhle
  • 102 - Vereinsplatz
  • 103 - Kalte Birke
  • 104 - Tränkebachhütte
  • 105 - Prinzenlaube
  • 106 - Schöne Aussicht, Bielstein
  • 107 - Maaßener Gaipel
  • 108 - Brockenblick
  • 109 - Heimburg
  • 110 - Granestausee
  • 111 - Graneblockhaus
  • 112 - Liebesbank
  • 113 - Grumbacher Teiche
  • 114 - Hütte am Sidecum
  • 115 - Bismarckturm
  • 116 - Verlobungsinsel in der Oker
  • 117 - Treppenstein
  • 118 - Kästehaus
  • 119 - Hallesche Hütte
  • 120 - Elfenstein

121 to 180

  • 121 - Säperstelle
  • 122 - Kreuz des deutschen Ostens
  • 123 - Gaststätte Rinderstall
  • 124 - Köte am Heidenstieg
  • 125 - Schalker Turm
  • 126 - Lochstein, Oberer Schalker Graben
  • 127 - Weppner Hütte, Jägersbleeker Teich
  • 128 - Huttaler Widerwaage
  • 129 - Hütte im Arboretum
  • 130 - Iberger Albertturm
  • 131 - Kaysereiche Schutzhütte
  • 132 - Schwarzenberg, Köte Brockenblick
  • 133 - Förster-Ludwig-Platz
  • 134 - Brander Klippe
  • 135 - Wolfswarte
  • 136 - Eckersprung
  • 137 - Bärenbrucher Teich
  • 138 - Braunseck
  • 139 - Kuckholzklippe
  • 140 - Eselsplatz
  • 141 - Lasfelde Tränke
  • 142 - Handwerkers Ruh
  • 143 - Köte Schindelkopf
  • 144 - Hanskühnenburg
  • 145 - Schmidts-Denkmal
  • 146 - Morgenbrodtshütte
  • 147 - Pavilion Ackerblick
  • 148 - Waidmannsruhe
  • 149 - Kleine Oker
  • 150 - Großer Knollen
  • 151 - Ruine Scharzfels
  • 152 - Knollenkreuz
  • 153 - Schadenbeeksköpfe
  • 154 - Dreibrodestein
  • 155 - Rehberger Grabenhaus
  • 156 - Wurmberg-Baude
  • 157 - Kapellenfleck
  • 158 - Hassenstein
  • 159 - Stöberhai
  • 160 - Helenenruh
  • 161 - Stephanhütte
  • 162 - Alte Wache
  • 163 - Bremer Klippe
  • 164 - Stiefmutter
  • 165 - Wendel-Eiche
  • 166 - Helbing-Hütte AP Sachsenstein
  • 167 - Hexentanzplatz = Ellricher Blick
  • 168 - Dreieckiger Pfahl
  • 169 - Molkenhaus
  • 170 - Rabenklippe
  • 171 - Altarklippe
  • 172 - Katzsohlteich
  • 173 - Gaststätte Hirschbüchenkopf
  • 174 - Hohnehof
  • 175 - Schaubergwerk Glasebach
  • 176 - Uhlenköpfe Hänichen
  • 177 - Verlobungsurne Alexisbad
  • 178 - Hirschgrund am Gasthaus Königsruhe
  • 179 - IV Friedrichshammer
  • 180 - Gaststätte Selkemühle

181 to 222

  • 181 - Schlossmühle Ballenstedt
  • 182 - Schirm
  • 183 - Försterblick Gernrode
  • 184 - Bärendenkmal
  • 185 - Preußenturm
  • 186 - Anhaltinischer Saalstein
  • 187 - Lauenburg
  • 188 - Teufelsmauer Weddersleben
  • 189 - Große Teufelsmühle
  • 190 - Bergrat-Müller-Teich
  • 191 - Laubtalblick
  • 192 - Historischer Gipsbrennofen
  • 193 - Stahlquelle
  • 194 - Hellergrund
  • 195 - Köthener Hütte
  • 196 - Bremer Teich
  • 197 - Burgruine Anhalt
  • 198 - Glockensteine
  • 199 - Bismarckturm
  • 200 - Burg Falkenstein
  • 201 - Konradsburg
  • 202 - Landschaftspark Degenershausen
  • 203 - Schutzhütte am Mettenberg
  • 204 - Selkesicht an der Ackeburg
  • 205 - Rastplatz unterhalb des Clusberges
  • 206 - Hahnestein
  • 207 - Mausoleum
  • 208 - Burgruine Grillenburg
  • 209 - Moltkewarte Aussichtsturm
  • 210 - Meilerplatz an der Kohlenstraße
  • 211 - Kunstteich
  • 212 - An der Queste
  • 213 - Bauerngraben südl periodischer See
  • 214 - Heimkehle
  • 215 - Josephshöhe Auerberg
  • 216 - Hunrodeiche
  • 217 - Dicke Buche
  • 218 - Neustädter Talsperre
  • 219 - Wippertalsperre Staumauer
  • 220 - Schutzhütte Philippsgruß
  • 221 - Jungfernklippe
  • 222 - Schaubergwerk Röhrigschacht

References

  1. ^ wwwzukunft-Harzde

External links

  • Official Harzer Wandernadel website—in German
  • Harzer-wandernadelde: Checkpoint list—in German
  • Checkpoint Harzer-wandernadelde: Checkpoint map interactive—in German
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