Im Bodetal, Thale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Eastern Germany. The Bode Gorge is a 10 km long ravine in a valley between Treseburg and Thale in the Harz Mountains of Northern Germany. It’s a designated nature reserve since 1937 and a habitat for many types of rare animals, including the wildcats, Bechstein’s bats, peregrine falcons, black storks, spotted woodpeckers, salamanders, and trout. The gorge may only be passed through on foot. A 10 km long footpath runs through it. Paths lead down into the gorge from the observation rocks at Rosstrappe and the Hexentanzplatz (“Witches’ Dance Floor”). The Bode Gorge receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per year and is one of the leading tourist destinations in Sachsen-Anhalt.