Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Stein

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Recommended by 83 out of 94 hikers


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    The Goethestein is a in the Bodetal in the Harz in Saxony-Anhalt in the course of the Bode protruding granite plate.

    It is located on the left bank of the Bode between Königsruhe and Thale in the area of the town of Thale and can be reached from the hiking trail there via a staircase leading down to the stone. In the immediate vicinity a little further down the river is the Goethe Rock.

    On September 11, 1783, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Fritz von Stein had taken a lunch break on the granite slab, which resulted in the name of the stone. Goethe is also said to have examined the weathering cracks in the granite here.

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    • August 12, 2017

  • Holger

    Where the privy councilor was everywhere!

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    • August 26, 2017

  • Sandra

    The Bodetal is indescribably beautiful.

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    • March 30, 2019

  • Konradinski

    To visit this rock is worth the trip. It is best to see the rock on the opposite side.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • FeRo

    This is where Goehte took a break and one year later he painted himself here.
    The rock is also called Siebenbrüderfelsen ...... but that's another saga. Goete was really there!

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    • July 29, 2019

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Location: Thale, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


  • Elevation230 m

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