It is picturesquely situated at the perimeter of Nationalpark Harz
In July 2009, the two villages Darlingerode & Drübeck were incorporated into the City of Ilsenburg. Both villages are picturesquely situated at the edge of the Nationalpark Harz and offer ideal conditions for a relaxing stay for day visitors and also to guests staying overnight.
The ideal start
For people looking for rest and calm wanting to experience individual tourism, the village Darlingerode is the place to be. The village offers many interesting things, but is also a perfect starting point for hiking tours through the Harz forests.
The mountains, directly at the village border are also called "Darlingeröder Schweiz" (Darlingerode’s Switzerland). They offer the ideal access for tours through the Nationalpark Harz. Many friendly convivial hosts look forward to your visit in this area.
For those who love the peacefulness of the surroundings one may divert through the landscape park Bruch, which was built by the locals themselves by planting more than 200 shrubs.
The town itself has many smaller sights. For example, when leaving Darlingerode from the direction of Wernigerode at the village exit, you can discover the so-called Sachsenstein (Saxon stone). It belongs to a Steinkreis (stone circle), located nearby and can be reached by the firebreak access. The stone circle is situated in the Altenrode cemetery and is a pre-Christian site, an early-medieval Saxon thingstead, where once disputes were solved and judgments taken.
Worth looking at are the Darlingeröder Laurentiuskirche (Darlingerode Church) dating back to the Middle Ages and also the Altenroder St. Katharinenkirche (Altenrode Church). A key part of Darlingerode is the Heimatstube (museum of local history), located in a half-timbered house serving as a Commandry until 1809. It accommodates items of local archeology and a living room exhibition dating back to the turn of century with contemporary items from that era.
Opening times: On Mondays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The small settlement "Dri Beke" - Three brooks
Drübeck’s origins date back to 960, to a Benedictine abbey. The Romanesque convent church was built in the 10th century and named after the main and patron saint of Drübeck Abbey, Saint Vitus. Today the church is deemed to be the most famous monument of Romanesque architecture and is part of the Straße der Romanik (Romanesque Road). Convent and convent garden are included in the project Projekt Gartenträume Sachsen-Anhalt. (garden dreams of Saxony-Anhalt)
The small settlement called „Dri Beke“ (three brooks) formed a unit with the convent for many centuries. Today, Drübeck is of great importance for tourism. East of the convent you will find the Sankt-Bartholomeus church of the village, built at the end of 19th century replacing a medieval predecessor construction.
Drübeck Abbey marked the silhouette of the village to date and is part of the Evangelic Church of Central Germany. The spacious site with the unique reconstructed convent gardens invites visitors to linger. Beside accommodation in historic buildings on the convent area, you will find some private boardinghouses and the Gemeindekrug (local inn) in Drübeck.