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Recommended by 325 out of 338 hikers


  • Fabian

    The Rosstrappe is 403m above sea level. N. N. one of the smaller granite rocks on the edge of the Bodetal. However, it is not less spectacular because of its steep flank and offers a great view of the Hexentanzplatz and the Bodetal.
    The Rosstrappe got its name from the white horse on which the princess Brunhilde fled from the giant Bodo. The steed jumped from the cliff to the opposite rock, the giant Bodo fell into the river and thus gave him his name: Bode.
    The impression of the white horse should still be visible here in the rock.

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    • July 27, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • February 19, 2018

  • JR56

    A gigantic hoof print in the hard granite rock. 250 meters below the rushing Bode.
    Thus, the legendary Rosstrappe presents itself to the visitor high above the exit of the Bodetal. From here you have not only a fantastic view into the Felsental, but also to the Hexentanzplatz and in good weather even to Brocken.
    The Rosstrappe is a 403 meter high granite rock above the left Bodeufers, which is considered one of the greatest rock areas north of the Alps. On the rock there is a depression that resembles a huge hoof print. For that reason, too, numerous legends and myths have sprung for centuries around the granite massif. The most well-known legend tells of the origin of the legendary hoof print, which gave the rock its name (see below).
    Not far from the Trappefelsen are the remains of Winzenburg, a 25-hectare floating castle used since the Neolithic Age, with a 500m long rampart of boulders and burial ground. The Wall provided protection for humans and animals in times of need, at the same time it probably formed a delimited area of pagan god worship. 1860 Winzenburgturm was built there as a lookout tower, which is no longer accessible today.
    With the famous hoof print and the saga pavilion, in which the story of the emergence of the striking rock deepening is vividly told, the Rosstrappe is another popular excursion destination.

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Hilla

    Here you can enjoy a beautiful view and explore the routes through the Bodetal.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • Rainer Klose

    Absolutely recommended. Great views of the rock formations of the Bodetal

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    • May 28, 2017

  • ThomasB

    Actually only a depression in a stone but legendary.
    The place attracts many tourists, alone you are not here.

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    • August 5, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Nice in moments where not so many people are there

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    • December 13, 2017

  • Gabriele

    At the exit of the Bodetal valley near Thale is the fabled Roßtrappe, a prominent granite rock with a height of 403 meters above sea level. The southern foothills of the Roßtrappenberg towers far into the Bodetal and drops there at the last big loop of the Bode almost vertically about 200 meters into the depth.The resin legend of The Rosstrappe:
    Further source

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    • October 10, 2018

  • Ottone I

    Now and then you are lucky enough to be alone. Great view and mystical.

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    • October 19, 2019

  • Christian

    To overflow my tip would be the viewpoint La Viershöhe

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    • July 28, 2015

  • Evildeadchen

    Say well-balanced place. Often many people there

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    • December 24, 2017

  • ZetisfactionM

    Early in the morning with mist you feel like you are in the world of legends.

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    • January 3, 2020

  • Michael Hinz

    THIS 071

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    • October 2, 2018

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


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