Kaiser Karls Bettstatt

Kaiser Karls Bettstatt

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Recommended by 442 out of 464 hikers


  • Jo

    According to legend, Emperor Charlemagne is said to have lost his way on a hunting excursion from his nearby residence in Aachen in the High Fens and was forced to spend the night on this large quartzite rock.
    When he then refused the cap offered by his servant with the words “cap not”, this is said to have led to the name of the neighboring village.

    As I said - this is a legend ...

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Johnny

    A prominent point about one kilometer north of the village Mützenich is Emperor Charles Bettstatt, not far from the Stelings, from where one of the main roads into the High Fens leads.

    Legend has it that when Emperor Charlemagne got lost one day in the hunt, he is said to have pitched his involuntary bed on this quartzite block. With a little imagination you can see notches where a body with head and feet could have been. According to this impression, however, this figure would have been almost three meters tall.

    Source and more:ützenich_(Monschau)#Tourismus

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    • May 27, 2016

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    There are different legends. "I can not find my cap," said Emperor Karl allegedly when he was forced to spend a night on the rock.

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    • December 18, 2018

  • Shaya

    A nice rest area in the shade if you look for him.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Sabine 🦁

    Part of the Eifelsteig 02 from Roetgen to Monschau.
    Interesting story about these two stones. Who thinks?
    In any case, the place is very nice. And little stories liven up the hike ...

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    • September 8, 2019

  • Wanderklaus

    A nice old story. She is told on a blackboard on the spot. The course is located directly on the edge of the Eifelsteig.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Nicole

    Very nice hike and a nice place to take a break 😊

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    • May 16, 2020

  • Dirk

    Here you can rest in the shade

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    Very nice rest area, even for a smaller group there is enough space.

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    • July 9, 2020

  • Torsten

    I tried it, but the mattress was too hard for me. Charlemagne was probably harder in the take;)

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    • June 25, 2019

  • buhol

    There you can "pray" to rest :-)

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    • September 27, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    If you take a closer look (and believe in it), you can even see the indentations that Karl's head and feet left on "Kaiser Karl's bedstead".

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    • August 12, 2020

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    In winter with down comforter ;-)

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Saskia

    Emperor Karl's bed or old place of worship

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Udo

    No special equipment necessary.Very nice flat paths.
    Is it also good to visit.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Pth

    According to legend, the great Karl laid down here to rest.

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    • December 19, 2020


    The display board explains what Emperor Karl is supposed to have been up to here and why it should be his place of worship. But there are also other myths about this place.

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Johannes B

    A beautiful legend and an imposing bed city.

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    • April 2, 2021

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