Thale is a small town in the Saxony-Anhalt region, located in the north-east of the steep slopes of the Harz Mountains. Since 2004, the valley has been a nationally recognized resort. Tourists are attracted by the picturesque landscapes of rocky mountains and the equally delightful valley of the Bode River.
As the center of pagan worship in Germany, it is now a great place for walking and relaxation. The Bode River cuts through the Harz Mountains, and right outside the Thale, it flows through an impressive series of rapids and clear pools. This is another area very much loved by German poets. Goethe, Heine, Herder, Klopstock and Fontane walked these paths, which inspired some of their compositions. The Tourist Information Office is located just behind the small train station. This is a good place to book a hotel, get a city map and walking routes, and pick up brochures about local attractions and events.
The Harzelbeexpresses train on platform 1 of the main station in Thale, Germany (Photo © Marcus Bleil/commons.ikimedia.rg/License CC-BY-SA-2.)
Almost all classes in Thale start from the parkland just above the bridge to the west of the tourist office and train station. The most famous sights are two rocks at the top of the valley. Hexentanzplatz and Rosstrappe. In ancient times there was a Celtic fortress, centuries later occult rituals were carried out in these places by Germanic tribes. Every year on April 30, postmodern pagans gather at the rocks to celebrate Walpurgis Night. The main attractions of Thale:
The Seilbahnen entertainment world in Thale is the main destination for visitors with children. This is a big fun park where you can take the cable cars to Hexentanzplatz and Rosstrappe. You can also play mini golf or let the kids play in the park with carousels, catapults, trampolines and many other fun attractions.
At the top of the Hexentanzplatz you will find a zoo, playground and open-air theater. One of the main attractions is the Harzbob, a toboggan race with a thousand-meter track with sharp turns. In some places, the speed reaches 40 km/h. It is open all year round regardless of the weather. Tale is also a starting point for sports tourists - there is an excellent mountain bike path that can be reached by a crescent lift.
Thale Zoo, Germany (Photo © JJ Harrison/en.ikipedia.rg/License CC-BY-SA-3.)
Snowy slopes of varying heights in ski resorts in Germany attract professional and novice riders. Tourists here find the opportunity to combine recreation with children and active skiing.
The great advantage of German ski resorts is the reasonable cost in comparison with the rest in Switzerland and Austria.
Winter holidays in Germany are suitable for lovers of active entertainment and alpine skiing, riders with different levels of training for the following reasons:
The tourist season for German ski resorts runs from December to April. The level of service at all bases is of high quality.
At ski resorts, the difficulty level of the slopes may differ. Some of them may not be suitable for beginners.
Features of popular resorts, taking into account the complexity of the routes:
The subscription price per person per day ranges from 30 to 50 euros. The cost of hotels differs depending on the star rating. Ski resorts are distinguished by the range of services and entertainment offered.
The largest number of German resorts are located in Bavaria. There are Olympic-level bases here. The status has been consolidated since 1936, when international competitions were held in the region. Bavaria has a rich culture and magnificent landscapes. Beginners and experienced skiers can find a holiday destination with suitable routes.
The hot season of vacations has come and, as usual, the most urgent is the rest of the reservoirs. There are many beautiful lakes in Germany, surrounded by forests or mountains, where you can soak up the sun on a sandy beach, splash in warm water and admire incredible landscapes.
Travelbook portal. e polled Facebook and Instagram users who shared their opinions on the best lakes to relax in.
Lake Constance, located in southern Germany, on the border with Austria and Switzerland, is the most popular holiday destination. 769 users voted for it.
The area of Lake Constance occupies 536 square meters; on the coastal territory, tourists are offered a lot of entertainment: attractions work here, you can ride a boat or take a walk along one of the tourist routes.
The 900 square meter lake located south of Munich was ranked second.
In addition to swimming in the warm lake water, vacationers can also spend time actively, going in for tourism, diving, boating or motorboating, there is also the possibility of paragliding or hot air ballooning.
Walchensee is located in the south of Germany and covers about 16 square kilometers. A distinctive feature of this place is its amazing nature.
Mountains and lush forests are reflected in the incredible turquoise water of a calm, majestic lake.
Another lake in the south of Bavaria, located in the alpine foothills. Chiemsee covers 80 square kilometers, making it the third largest of all lakes in Germany.
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