Nobody knows where the volcano erupted, bringing the white and greenish-gray quartz keratophyr into the Steinach Gorge. The special climate in the gorge, which is due to the rock, the natural river and the floodplain forests, makes it a suitable home for endangered fish and bird species. And who can not do anything with all this, will simply enjoy the aesthetics of the wild and romantic natural monument.
By the way, the shortest access directly to the gorge is possible from the Steinachtal south of Wildenstein.
February 2, 2016
One of the most impressive natural monuments of the Kulmbach district is the wildly romantic Steinachklamm. A locking bar made of hard, siliceous quartz once prevented the water of the Steinach from flowing on. According to legend, Thor solved the problem. On his team of goats he roared through the air and hit the desperate Steinach in front of the great cliff, asking him to guide her. Thor threw his hammer against the rock, the stones broke and cleared the way. In return, the brook drove to the nearby, built by Thor weapon hammer with its large paddles, which moved in the hut, the huge blacksmith hammers. So the legend.
October 24, 2019
The idyllic Waffenhammer in Steinachtal has a long and eventful history behind it.
A well-known legend revolves around the Steinachklamm and the small, flowing stream - the Steinach. The stone head of the Tor can be found in the heights of the Steinachklamm. According to this ancient legend, the Steinach urged the armor's large paddles to thank Thor for a passage through the Steinachklamm barrier.
Nowadays the MTE - Museum Till Eulenspiegel is in the arms - hammer.
The first documentary mention of the castle Wildenstein, to whose possession the weapon hammer belonged, is found Anno 1348. Since then much water flowed through the Steinachklamm.
Till Eulenspiegel came here on his way to Prague. At that time, an economy supplied travelers passing by with food and drink.
In recent times a meeting place for people of the surrounding villages, in between times a place where love could be bought, and today - completely renovated by hand by Gerhard Marek, his wife Doris Richter and friends - it houses stories and bronze figures, to recapture the exciting life of Till Eulenspiegel.
August 30, 2015
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