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Ferienpark Rosstrappe

The hotel is situated in the Bodetal Nature Park. There are a number of facilities such as a swimming pool, barbecue facilities, and country-style bungalows with kitchenettes and satellite TV.The individual bungalows feature wooden furniture, dining area and sofas.

SLEEP   —  +49 3947940106 —  Rosstrappe 2,

DDR Museum

Since 2000 the building has operated as a furniture store. The 6th floor of the building is used as a museum. We want to convey to hand the exhibits, showcases, and an impression of our information boards about the living conditions in the former GDR.

Warnstedter Krug

All rooms are fully furnished with satellite tv and private bathrooms. Traditional German cuisine is served in the restaurant or a barbeque can be enjoyed in the summer. If you want to relax there is a sauna, outdoor swimming pool and skittle alley.


Clear mountain lakes and reservoirs and cold mountain streams give is the ideal surrounding to do spot of fishing. You can do coarse and fly fishing here, where you can catch Trout, Pike, Bream, Carp, Perch and many more.

DO   —  Bode Valley


Take the cable railway up to the Hexenplatz where you can see views of cliffy rocks, green meadows, wild waters and the "Brocken" mountain and the "Teufelsmauer" (the devil's wall) in the distance.

SEE   —  Seilbahn parkplatz


Witches are believed to ride on broomsticks to places of old pagan sacrifices in the Harz Mountains, however it is now one big party and a chance for everyone to dress up as witches and devils.

DO   —  +49 39475527 —  Musestieg 28

Hoffmanss Guesthouse

The 3-star Hoffmanns Gästehaus offers bright, quiet and spacious rooms with wooden floors and stucco ceilings and a view to the garden, the Bodetal valley or toward the city.

SLEEP   —  +49 394741040 —  Musestieg 4,

Harz Bob

Why not ride down into the valley where you can decide how fast you can go.This is a unique attraction and runs in all weather conditions. It is the longest in Germany.

SEE   —  Hexentanzplat

Mountain Biking

There are a number of different biking tours you can take part in. Alternatively you can take the cable car up to the start of the best downhill biking track.

DO   —  Map


Serves local cuisine with the bar stocking a wide variety of spirits and wines. In the summer there is the option to enjoy your meal in the beer garden.

EAT   —  +49 394565610 —  Halde 1

AKZENT Berghotel Rosstrappe

The Berghotel Rosstrappe is located on the Rosstrappe cliffs. It provides quiet rooms, a beer garden, and panoramic views of the Harz mountain range.

SLEEP   —  +49 39473011 —  Rosstrappe 1


Admire the views from the chairlift and when you reach the top why not look for the famous hoof print of princess Brunhilde's legendary horse.

SEE   —  Seibahnen

Hotel Garni Haus Sonneneck

This is a family run hotel that is decorated in the typical Harz style, it offers cosy rooms with a country house atmosphere.

Hotel Alice

This stylish restaurant offers typical German food. It is possible to enjoy your food on the terrace in the summer months.

Kloster Camping

All pitches have a power supply, there is also washing facilities with showers and toilets along with a washing machine.

SLEEP   —  +49 394763185 —  Wendhusenstr 3

Ferienwohnung 3

A bright and modern two bedroom apartment right next to the Bodetaltherme! The price includes free use of the spa.

SLEEP   —  +49 39472415 —  Karl-Marx-Str. 5


Why not climb over rickety bridges, leaps from ropes in nets, ride on the cable cars and jump on bars and tires.

DO   —  +4917696609538 —  Goetheweg

Apartments Zur Jaegerbaude

The cottages can sleep between 2-6 people and has beautiful views of the countryside and the Harz Hexenstieg.

SLEEP   —  +49 39456372 —  Rolandeck 65

Christmas Market

The town square is transformed with christmas lights and stalls where you can purchase local crafts and food.

BUY   —  Rathausplatz


There are two fun parks with trampolines, comet, Euro bungee's and bumper boats and much much more.

SEE   —  Parkplatz Seilbahnen

Ferienwohnung 2

Is an independent holiday home in a quiet and central location. Can sleep a maximum of 3 people.

SLEEP   —  Karl-Marx-Straße 5

Harzer Bergtheater

Large open air theatre offering a number of different shows from classical, opera and musicals.

DO   —  +49 39472324 —  Hexentanzplatz

Walking - Hexenstieg

Discover the whole of the harz on this 97km walk which starts in Osterrode and ends in Thale.

DO   —  Osterode

Ferienwohnung 1

Is an attic apartment with open space living arrangements. Can sleep a maximum of 3 people

SLEEP   —  +49 39472415 —  Karl-Marx-Str. 5

International Folklore Festival for Children

The market place brings together singers, musicians and dancers from throughout the world.


It is possible to use the internet facilities provided by the library to keep in contact.

OTHER   —  +49 3947470112 —  Rathausplatz 1

Berghotel Hexentanzplatz

The restaurant offers a casual and cozy atmosphere serving well known local food.

EAT   —  +49 39474730 —  Hexentanzplatz 1


Cinema with 96 seats where you can watch a film with popcorn and sweets.

Zur Luppbode

Serves regional cuisine with small and larger meals for every appetite.

EAT   —  +49 3945656751 —  Ortsstraße 26

Gasthaus Konigsruhe

Restaurant serves hearty healthy homemade food using local produce.

EAT   —  +49 39472726 —  Hirschgrund 1

Weekly Market

Weekly market where you can buy fresh, fruit, veg, meat and cheese.

BUY   —  +49 39474700 —  Rathausplatz 1

Hotel Zur Luppbode

It offers bright rooms and traditional food from the Harz region

SLEEP   —  +49 3945656751 —  Ortsstraße 26


Typical German cuisine with a variety of different schnitzel's.

Thale Youth Hostel

There are 209 bed spaces and is situated in the Bode valley.

SLEEP   —  +49 39472881 —  Waldkater-Bodetal 1

Rosstrappen downhill

A massive mountain biking event that takes place every year.

DO   —  +49 1792117183 —  DH Track

Restaurant Felsengrund

This restaurant serves German, Dutch and French cuisine.

Flea Market

A chance to pick up some items at the local flea market.


A warm and inviting restaurant that serves Greek food.


Snack bar serving chips, donner kebabs and burgers.

EAT   —  Bahnhofstr. 1

Böttchers Bierstube

Ideal for a quick snack, serves fast food.

Spielwaren & Souvenirs

A chance to buy a souvenir from the Harz.

BUY   —  +49 39473004 —  Karl-Marx-Str 20

Mini Golf

Miniature golf course via the cable car.

DO   —  +49 39472500 —  Goetheweg 1

Dirk Kreft

Fast food

About Thale

It is believed that Thale emerged at the beginning of the 10th century and was first mentioned in 936 in connection with Wendhausen abbey, however the abbey was later destroyed in 1525 due to the Peasant’s war. Records have shown that from 1445 there was a working ironworks which was rebuilt in 1648 and it was partially destroyed during the Thirty Years War, it was completely destroyed in 1670. However it was later rebuilt in a small hammer mill due to the close proximity of the ore deposits and availability of wood, this lasted until 1714. Thale has always had a connection with the iron industry which shows in the number of workers it had, it went from 350 in 1872 to 4,400 in 1905. From 1916 Thale produced steel helmets and during the Second World War Thale had the monopoly on the product. Tourism only started to flourish from the 19th century onwards this was due to the Hubertus spring which opened in 1836.

Source: wikivoyage