The city of Kelbra is located in the middle of the Goldene Aue, surrounded by many organic orchards and by the beech tree forests of the Southern Harz. The village with its public lido and the sailing port at the artificial lake Kelbra is a popular destination in the summer. A circular path leads around the artificial lake of the river Helme, being adapted for hiking as well as biking. In autumn there is a special performance outside the city gates: thousands of cranes start to their trip to the south and take a rest at the lush meadows around the lake. Besides that Kelbra is the perfect starting point for trips to the nearby Kyffhäuser mountains and the so-called “Pfalz”, the residence of emperors.