Bad Grund nestled in a valley is one of the oldest towns in the Harz. It has often been seen as a hidden paradise for the people of Harz. Although it is a small town there are some surprising experiences to be made, like snowball fighting every Sunday in the summer months of June - August, or a visit to the Arboretum (exotic forest). About one kilometre from Bad Grund is the Hubichenstein an unusual stone formation 50 meters high. In 1897 it was crowned with an eagle which has a three meter wing span as a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.
Of particular note in Bad Grund is the fine collection of clocks that can be seen at the Clock Museum. This is a private collection of over 1600 clocks and is highly recommended. It is one of the largest collections in Europe. The owner is always happy to show visitors around personally and explain more details. The clock museum also has a pleasant restaurant for coffee and cakes. The Arboretum (exotic forest) was established in 1971 and the first plantings in 1975. By 1987 a total of 84,890 trees and shrubs had been planted on 65 hectares. Today it contains about 600 species of woody plants from Asia, Europe, North America and Siberia. The park is free and has a number of walking paths.
Just on the outskirt of Bad Grund is the new and exciting cave and museum, Hohlen Erlebnis Zentrum. If you like stories about genealogy, then the discovery made here that connects 3000 years of living history is truly remarkable. The center houses a museum about the history of the earth and a tour of the cave takes around 45 minutes.
The town itself has an indoor bowling alley as well as a mini golf and tennis courts. A mini fairy tale land and a health centre with swimming pools, plus cave therapy and mud baths. The clear lakes invite swimming during the summer months. In the winter you can ice skate on those same lakes or ski on the many cross-country skiing trails.