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.
August 12, 2017
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