Bode Gorge, Germany’s Grand Canyon

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Bode Gorge View From 'witches′ Dance Floor' Into The Bode Gorge Artmechanic Cc By Sa 3.0

View from ‘Witches′ Dance Floor’ into Bode Gorge © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Bode Gorge (German: Bodetal) is a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long ravine that forms part of the Bode valley between Treseburg and Thale in the Harz Mountains of central Germany. The German term, Bodetal (literally “Bode Valley”), is also used in a wider sense to refer to the valleys of the Warme and Kalte Bode rivers that feed the River Bode.

At the Bode Gorge, the River Bode, which rises on the highest mountain in the Harz, the Brocken, has cut deeply into the hard Ramberg granite rock. The ravine is about 140 m deep at Treseburg and some 280 m deep at Thale where it breaks out into the Harz Foreland. The Bode Gorge was designated a nature reserve as early as 5 March 1937; its boundaries being subsequently expanded. With an area of, currently 473.78 hectares (1,170.7 acres), it is one of the largest nature reserves in Saxony-Anhalt.

Bode river in Bode Gorge © GZagatta/cc-by-sa-4.0 Bode Valley Gondola Lift © Palau Bode Gorge with settlement Königsruhe © Philipp Guttmann/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Enyavar/cc-by-sa-4.0 View from Roßtrappe © Philipp Guttmann/cc-by-sa-4.0 View from 'Witches′ Dance Floor' into Bode Gorge © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0 View from 'Witches′ Dance Floor' towards Roßtrappe © panoramio.com - Gottfried Hoffmann/cc-by-3.0
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View from 'Witches′ Dance Floor' towards Roßtrappe © panoramio.com - Gottfried Hoffmann/cc-by-3.0
The Bode Gorge may only be passed through on foot. A cycle path or bridleway is not feasible due to the narrowness of the ravine. Climbing and walking off the path, mountain biking, canyoning, water walking and whitewater canoeing or rafting are banned in order to protect the wildlife and biotope. Tourist facilities, restaurants and overnight accommodation are located at Thale by the entrance to the Bode Gorge.

A ten kilometre long footpath runs through the Bode Gorge between Thale and Treseburg. At pinch points the path is routed in steep zigzags and walkways over the rocks. From them there are superb views into the ravine. Paths lead down into the gorge from the observation rocks at Rosstrappe and the Hexentanzplatz (“Witches’ Dance Floor”). From the latter there is also a ridgeway to Treseburg. The Bode Gorge receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per year and is one of the leading tourist destinations in Saxony-Anhalt.

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