Irrhain: Portal mit "Langem Gang"

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Recommended by 55 out of 56 hikers


  • WuGI

    The Irrhain was built around 1680 as a meeting and recreation place for the members of the Pegnesian Flower Order. This association, founded by Georg Philipp Harsdörfer and Johann Klaj in 1644, was one of the most important Baroque language and literature societies in Germany. (With lesser importance the Order of Flowers still exists today). As the name suggests, the Irrhain was initially designed as a labyrinth; however, this was later given up as too costly - the "Irret not" on the archway thus lost the concrete meaning that it once possessed.
    Plans to renovate the now rather wild plant failed so far to objections of nature conservation (Ragwort). However, you can still visit the memorials erected on the Scheinfriedhof for Harsdörfer, Klaj, Birken or Wieland, some commemorative plaques and the Schiller monument erected on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death.

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    • September 18, 2015

  • Theo d'Or

    Very impressive, very impressive, Megaanglotzsachen, full blatantly

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Roland

    The enchanted, remote place in a grove on the edge of the vegetable fields once served the language and poetry society as a place of encounter and reflection.

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    • April 12, 2019

  • Markus-Currentless⚡

    The place is already worth seeing, but only because of that is worth it as I do not really think.
    But tastes are fortunately different;)

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    • October 1, 2019

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Location: Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation310 m

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