Herthasee

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  • Lars M.

    A great lake in the middle of the forest ld

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Julia

    "Lake Hertha is located on the Jasmund peninsula, in the northeast of the island of Rügen, about 170 meters long, 140 meters wide and up to 11 meters deep, which can be reached on foot from the Hagen car park or from the direction of Königsstuhl You directly through the beautiful Jasmund National Park.
    On the northeastern shore of the lake is the Herthaburg, an up to 17 meter high rampart from the period of Slavic settlement from the 8th to 12th centuries.

    Around the Herthasee entwines following legend:
    On Rügen lived according to the beliefs of the ancient Germanic goddess Hertha. A sacred beech forest called Stubbenitz surrounded a deep lake. In the woods, covered with the garments of the goddess, stood their carriages, with which she passed through the earth four times a year in the company of a single priest. Holy cows pulled the vehicle of the goddess of the earth, and where it came was joy and abundance, happiness and contentment. If she stayed in one place, after some time she asked the priest to escort her home. He always did what the goddess demanded of him. Back in the lake, her carriage, garment, and her effigy were cleansed, but all the slaves who served her were sacrificed by her in the lake so that no one ever betrayed them.
    As Christianity moved into Rügen, the goddess has never been seen. The lake is still dark and closed today. If his waves could tell, they would surely say where the car and the robes, and perhaps their portrait, are hidden. "Source: ruegen.im-web.de

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    • February 5, 2017

  • RF1950

    The lake is below the former Herthaburg

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Fred & Andrea 💕

    Through the jetty you get much closer to the beauty of the lake.

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Doris

    Directly on the way to the Königstuhl from the parking Hagen.

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    • July 10, 2018

  • Marcus

    Idyllic lake near the Königsstuhl

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    • November 1, 2018

  • pfälzer

    Take a good camera, there are great shots

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    • November 22, 2016

  • Peter

    Very idyllic location left of the path towards Königsstuhl.

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    • August 31, 2018

  • ingo

    Great paths for young and old.
    Bicycles are prohibited. Also push is not allowed.
    The park is reserved for hikers

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    • April 19, 2019

  • BJN

    Beautiful lake, the detour from the high waterway is worthwhile. Besides, the name is sympathetic - Ha Ho He! 😀

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    • February 5, 2019

  • ingo

    Really great change when hiking around the Königsstuhl

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Peter

    Very nice lake on the way edge.

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    • February 3, 2019

  • RF1950

    The Herthasee in front of the old castle.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Edmund

    Central point along the many trails together. It offers sanitary facilities and accommodation for Womo.
    In addition to souvenirs, there is also legger food for hikers.

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    • October 28, 2018

  • Axel

    A beautiful nature reserve, which is unfortunately a bit crowded.

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    • August 4, 2020

  • Lenny🚵

    Very nice little lake.

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    • August 15, 2020

  • TorstenH

    Beautiful forest path to the chalk cliff

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    • August 16, 2020

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Best Hikes to Herthasee

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    4.43 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
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  • Intermediate
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    6.95 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
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    2.4 mph
    550 ft
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  • Difficult
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    12.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    825 ft
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Location: Sassnitz, Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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