Bundesstraße 242

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Bundesstraße 242
Route information
Length: 124 km (77 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Seesen
West end: Mansfeld
States: Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

The B 242 is a federal highway (German: Bundesstraße) in Germany. It runs from Seesen to Mansfeld.


The B 242, also known as the Harz High Road (Harzhochstraße), runs right across the Harz mountains in central Germany. From Seesen on the northwestern edge of the Harz near the A 7 motorway it runs through the Upper Harz past Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the High Harz, where it is combined for several kilometres with the B 4, past Braunlage and then through the eastern Harz foothills into Mansfelder Land. There it joins the B 180 east of Klostermansfeld.

An extension of the B 242 via Polleben and Salzmünde to Halle (Saale) is being planned.

Rivers crossed[edit]


The highest point on the B 242 (828 m AMSL) between Dammhaus and Sonnenberg
View from the Harz highway of the Brocken

See also[edit]