Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The wild and romantic Bodetal is one of the highlights of every visit to the Harz Mountains. It is one of the oldest nature reserves in Germany, in which the Bode has created a gorge-like valley. A hiking trail has been leading through the previously inaccessible wilderness since 1820. In total, the Bodetal is nine kilometers long, just before Thale about 280 meters deep. Here the imposing rocks of the Roßtrappenberg and the Hexentanzplatz opposite rise up (and reward an ascent with a breathtaking view).
February 5, 2016
The Bodetal, sometimes called the Grand Canyon of the Harz. A terrific section on the Harz-Hexenstieg from Treseburg to Thale. In the winter months from Nov. - April closed. Why ? But nobody has any interest. At the restaurant Königs Ruhe you can leave the HHS and take a great, very challenging climb to the Hexentanzplatz.
February 11, 2016
It is also called the "German Grand Canyon", the Bodetal. It's not as long, as deep, and as wide as the real Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, but it's not that old either. Geologists estimate the American gorge, in which the Colorado River flows, to be 5 to 6 million years old. On the other hand, our Bodetal, which was only formed in its current form in the Ice Age, is almost virgin with its 450,000 years.
The Bodetal, in the geographical sense, is the area of the Bodelauf where cold and warm Bode flow together, up to the river outlet from the Harz Mountains, in Thale. In the narrower sense, however, the section between Treseburg and Thale is meant. The river, which rises on the Brocken massif, has cut into the hard Ramberg granite from Wendefurth over the millennia. The gorge becomes deeper and wider towards the valley. If it is about 140 meters deep at Treseburg, at the exit from the mountains near Thale it is already more than 280 meters.
December 10, 2019
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