Kaiser Karls Bettstatt

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Recommended by 192 out of 200 hikers


  • 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.

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    • May 27, 2016

  • Jo

    Legend has it that Emperor Charlemagne was lost on a hunting trip from his nearby residence in Aachen in the High Fens and forced to spend the night on this large quartzite rock.
    As soon as he refused the cap offered to him by his servant with the words "Cap not", this should have led to the name of the neighboring village.

    As I said - this is a legend ...

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Si&YY

    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

  • 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

  • Sabine 🦁

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

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    • September 8, 2019

  • buhol

    There you can "pray" to rest :-)

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    • September 27, 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

  • 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

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Location: Monschau, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation640 m

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