The 726 m high Bocksberg Mountain is the ideal starting point for rambles through idyllic forests and for enjoying marvellous views. Here you can go up Hahnenklee's very own mountain with the Bocksberg cable car. Since 1st June 2011 the cable car is under new direction. The Bocksberg Mountain shall become a so called "ErlebnisBocksBerg" (funpark and world of experience) with different sights and attractions for young and old.
You will also fi nd fantastic winter sport facilities in Hahnenklee-Bockswiese. No matter if you prefer skiing or snowboarding, sledging or ice skating, curling or guided snow-hiking – Hahnenklee offers numerous leisure activities catering for all tastes.
The latest highlight in the Harz: Hahnenklee Mountain Bike Park! It offers seven trails for all mountain bike fans, from beginners to experts. Germany’s most northerly mountain bike attraction was created by the company outdoor concepts in the skiing region around Bocksberg cable car, taking 3 months to complete.
The cable car brings you and your bike to the summit daily from 9.15 am until 5.15 pm – which way down is up to you. In total, the park offers the following seven trails:
- Downhill 1100m
- Freeride 1250m
- Singletrail difficult/intermediate 500m
- Singletrail intermediate/easy 1250m
- Northshore 500m
- 4X / Biker Cross 150m
- ... and a 130 m practice run for warming up.
The trails are designed to appeal to simply everyone, from beginners to the true experts. Alternative sections exist which bypass difficult obstacles.
If you do not wish to bring your own bike or if you require other equipment (protectors, helmets, etc.), then you can rent modern, well maintained bikes and equipment for the duration of your stay in Hahnenklee.
By the way: several hosts have undertaken to meet strict criteria especially for you so that they can be classified as “biker-friendly accommodation”.
Rapid curves - summer toboggan run "BocksBergBob"
The 1,250 meter long track of the "BocksBergBob" begins just below the mountain station of the Bocksberg Cable Car. You can ride alone (from 8 years) or with a friend, as you propel yourself silently down the mountain on a rail system. Here, you determine how fast you travel yourself.
Built-in jumps and wave lines 1 to 6 meters above the ground increase the already roller coaster like thrill. Having arrived at the end of the line remain seated, sit back and enjoy the mountain ascent before you alight again at the mountain station.
You have two ways that you can reach the "BocksBergbob": either you walk from the large car park at the Stave Church, part of the beautiful love bench route (approx. 40 minutes), or you take the cable car to the top of the mountain.
Hahnenklee-Bockswiese’s very own mountain towers at a height of 726 m over everything in the surrounding area and offers many pleasant viewing points on the way to the summit. Once you have reached the summit, do pay a visit to “Bocksberghütte” restaurant. The cosy tavern serves a wide range of food and drinks and organises old, traditional evening entertainment. In addition to various rambling trails, in winter you can also descend to the valley on one of several groomed ski pistes.
Your way to the Bocksberg mountain is the cable car. For 8 minutes you are floating over the different hiking trails. At the mountain it is possible to take one of the many hiking trails or you can have a ride with the great summer tobbogan run.
Chairlift - take your time out
The chairlift runs parallel to the cable car, has 95 seats and an average speed of 2,6 m/s which makes it possible to transport 1900 persons an hour. The way up to the top of Bocksberg Mountain takes about 6 to 9 minutes while overcoming a length of 946 metres.