Especially popular is the Harz Mountains ’‘Hexen-Stieg’, which is featured in the ‘Top Trails of Germany’ and has been awarded the certificate ‘Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland’, testament to its appeal to hikers. On approximately 100 kilometres, the path connects the towns Osterode in the southwest with Thale in the northeast. Thereby, it shows a multifaceted interplay of the Harz Mountains’ natural landscape. Adventurous outdoor experiences like mountain biking and rock climbing primarily attract younger visitors. Around 70 signposted mountain bike routes in all difficulty levels, as well as the bike parks in Hahnenklee, at the Wurmberg in Braunlage and in Thale promise the ultimate downhill kick.