Circular walk "entlang des Grünen Fensters"
Follow the "green windown" and discover wonderful places and views!
Length: 11, 4 km
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Starting point: "Window to the Harz" at the Jacobsonplatz
Trail condition: paved roads, paths, footpaths
Slope rate: very steep at the beginning and at the end
Difference in altitude: 135 m
The flyer with description and numerous information is available at the Stadtmarketing (Jacobsonplatz 1) or at City Hall.
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The route goes on through the Kurpark, created in 1892 and named after the famous piano maker Steinway. Go straight on until you see the ‘mussel’. There you go right and the path continues on the front side of the stage until you meet the ‘Vogelwecker’ (‘Bird alarm clock’). After the fourth pond you keep left and finally get to the Steinway memorial stone. At the memorial stone you will go right again and walk along the Schildau up to the tennis courts. At the bridge near the TC Seesen turn left and immediately turn right and continue until you reach the Wilhelmshöher Straße. Follow this road to the right uphill and after 100m turn left into the Talstraße. After 300m turn left into a narrow path leading downwards to the Schildau. At the next bridge (Zimmerstraße/Talstraße) you have done half the distance. If you feel like going back, it is possible to return to the town centre through the Zimmerstraße.
To continue the walk, cross the bridge and follow the course of the stream to the town exit at the Braunschweiger Straße. Cross the road and follow the narrow forest path. At the sports fields of the SV Union, turn left and go up to the pumping station, where you turn right into the forest. Keep going until you reach the junction at Silberhohl (7000 year old sinkhole), where you take the path on your left. At the top you can have a look inside the sinkhole. According to a saga there once was a castle on this spot. On the edge of the field, turn right and follow the path through the beautiful Feldmark. Arrived at the top you will see on your left the Kleine (Small) and on the other side the Große (Big) Schildberg. At an altitude of 276 meters you have a great view of the surrounding villages.
The path continues through the building area ‘Am Schildberg’. Here you have a wonderful view on the hills of Heber. Continue through the Wantageweg and Schützenallee to the Park der Generationen. The town museum and the baroque church of St Andreas are both in the vicinity and worth a visit. Finally, the route passes by the Ratskeller, Burg Sehusa, the town hall and the life-size statue of Wilhelm Busch through the Markstraße back to the starting point.