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Bodetal

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  • Stephanie

    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).

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    • February 5, 2016

  • Tamara

    The Bode valley is currently not accessible. Closed from October 5th, 2020 until next spring.

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    • October 16, 2020

  • Jost

    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.

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    • February 11, 2016

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    Always nice, the way from Thale to Treseburg (or vice versa) ...

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    • August 10, 2018

  • tingeljane

    Very nice path along the Bode, with stairs and small bridges.

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Evildeadchen

    Definitely a highlight of the witch's rise

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    • December 19, 2017

  • Outside

    Bodetal is called the valley of the warm and cold Bode in the resin. In the narrower sense, only the ten-kilometer, gorge-like valley section of the Bode between Treseburg and Thale is called Bodetal.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Mattes

    The Bodetal is unique in the Harz. Wandering and wondering.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Tom

    Steep rock faces, deep ravines, and the Bode with Bodekessel - very impressive.

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    • August 5, 2014

  • Büchi 🤠

    Here you can hike wonderfully. The Bodetal is a mixture of the Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf and the Grand Canyon.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Bernd Brag

    A very nice original Bachtal!

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    • July 28, 2018

  • Mandy

    Just great. The whole hike through the Bodetal is great.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • rucksackpeggy

    Especially when you walk from Wendefurth, you experience how the gently and quietly babbling Bode rises up to the rushing river and begins to thunder through the ever-narrowing Bode Gorge.

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Christian

    Great view from the edge of the Hexentanzplatz ...

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    • January 30, 2019

  • Toni Mara

    Wild romantic valley, with refreshments

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Ulrich

    Fantastic Canyon, both Rosstrappe and Hexentanzplatz offer magnificent views.

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    • February 15, 2019

  • Thomas

    The most beautiful part of the Bodetal.

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    • July 19, 2015

  • Siegfried

    A great hike in the fall.

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    • December 27, 2015

  • Toni Mara

    beautiful wildly romantic hiking trail with a view of the Bode

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    • August 1, 2016

  • Holger

    The Bodetal is a highlight!

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    • August 26, 2017

  • Stefan 71

    In the summer a nice cool hike

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Michael Ermentraut

    Great view of the rocks.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • JR56

    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.

    ausflugsziel-harz.de/ausflugsziel-sehenswerte/natur-nationalpark/bodetal.htm

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Explorer

    Very nice, we were also very impressed.

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    • September 16, 2015


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Location: Thale, Harz, Harz Mountains, Germany

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  • Distance2.95 mi
  • Uphill50 ft
  • Downhill300 ft

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