Rauher Kulm

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  • Sabine

    682m basalt rock. With a tower of altogether 900 m height. The panoramic view is well described in the tower. Costs 1 euro entry

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Timber

    The Rough Kulm is a volcano that never broke out. Deep cracks in the earth's crust, which developed in connection with the unfolding of the Alps, made its emergence possible. The dark magma does not come from the earth's crust, but from the upper zone of the mantle from about 50 kilometers deep. On the way up the magma froze before it reached the surface of the earth. After the surrounding rock layers, which mainly consisted of Keuper, were eroded, the exposed basalt columns broke into a debris field around the summit. The Rough Kulm is about 21 million years old. Its present form resembles that of a stratovolcano. The mountain is 682 m high and offers from its 25 meter high observation tower an impressive panoramic view of the Fichtelgebirge, the Franconian Alb and the northern Upper Palatinate. The mountain is one of Bavaria's most impressive basalt mountains. It has geological, nature conservation, historical and tourist significance. At the western foot of the Rauhen Kulms is the small town of Neustadt am Kulm, at the edge of which the rock formation Kleiner Kulm rises to 563 m above sea level. NHN rises. From the summit it is about the same distance to the 511 m above sea level. NHN high Kühhübel in the east. The Rauhe Kulm has been protected as a natural monument since 1949 and is part of the Northern Oberpfälzer Wald Nature Park. The observation tower was rebuilt at the end of the 80s, after the old one was destroyed by arson

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    • May 23, 2019

  • Timber

    The landmark that can be seen from afar

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Timber

    The never erupted volcano attracts again and again

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Timber

    The Rough Kulm is a volcano that never broke out. Deep cracks in the earth's crust, which developed in connection with the unfolding of the Alps, made its emergence possible. The dark magma does not come from the earth's crust, but from the upper zone of the mantle from about 50 kilometers deep. On the way up the magma froze before it reached the surface of the earth. After the surrounding rock layers, which mainly consisted of Keuper, were eroded, the exposed basalt columns broke into a debris field around the summit. The Rough Kulm is about 21 million years old. Its present form resembles that of a stratovolcano. The mountain is 682 m high and offers from its 25 meter high observation tower an impressive panoramic view of the Fichtelgebirge, the Franconian Alb and the northern Upper Palatinate. The mountain is one of Bavaria's most impressive basalt mountains. It has geological, nature conservation, historical and tourist significance. At the western foot of the Rauhen Kulms is the small town of Neustadt am Kulm, at the edge of which the rock formation Kleiner Kulm rises to 563 m above sea level. NHN rises. From the summit it is about the same distance to the 511 m above sea level. NHN high Kühhübel in the east. The Rauhe Kulm has been protected as a natural monument since 1949 and is part of the Northern Oberpfälzer Wald Nature Park. The observation tower was rebuilt at the end of the 80s, after the old one was destroyed by arson

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    • May 23, 2019

  • Timber

    The Rough Kulm is a volcano that never broke out. Deep cracks in the earth's crust, which developed in connection with the unfolding of the Alps, made its emergence possible. The dark magma does not come from the earth's crust, but from the upper zone of the mantle from about 50 kilometers deep. On the way up the magma froze before it reached the surface of the earth. After the surrounding rock layers, which mainly consisted of Keuper, were eroded, the exposed basalt columns broke into a debris field around the summit. The Rough Kulm is about 21 million years old. Its present form resembles that of a stratovolcano. The mountain is 682 m high and offers from its 25 meter high observation tower an impressive panoramic view of the Fichtelgebirge, the Franconian Alb and the northern Upper Palatinate. The mountain is one of Bavaria's most impressive basalt mountains. It has geological, nature conservation, historical and tourist significance. At the western foot of the Rauhen Kulms is the small town of Neustadt am Kulm, at the edge of which the rock formation Kleiner Kulm rises to 563 m above sea level. NHN rises. From the summit it is about the same distance to the 511 m above sea level. NHN high Kühhübel in the east. The Rauhe Kulm has been protected as a natural monument since 1949 and is part of the Northern Oberpfälzer Wald Nature Park. The observation tower was rebuilt at the end of the 80s, after the old one was destroyed by arson

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    • May 23, 2019

  • Timber

    The rock cellars are unfortunately overlooked

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Sabine

    Hiking boots are already attached. It's just a real volcano with rocky paths.

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Mzdocwilly

    1 € for adults, 0,50 € for children

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    • August 23, 2015

  • Alexander

    A nice place to enjoy the nature even more beautiful would be nice weather so you could see everything 😉

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Kat

    A beautiful landmark in nature. If you want to hike here should wear suitable hiking boots.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Kat

    Once you have made the ascent you will be rewarded with a beautiful panorama.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Kat

    In summer you have to pay something for the ascent in the tower. It's worth it though.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Carsten

    Massive steel tower with wood paneling. Absolutely child and dog safe. Unproblematic rise.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • HINTERINDIEN_DE

    A truly towering lookout tower with an outstanding all-round view. The highlight of the HINTERINDIEN.DE tour No. 55.

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    • December 26, 2019

  • HINTERINDIEN_DE

    The highlight of the HINTERINDIEN.DE tour No. 55: The Rauhe Kulm with outstanding views.

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    • December 26, 2019

  • HINTERINDIEN_DE

    The Rauhe Kulm is the highlight of the HINTERINDIEN.DE tour No. 55 with an outstanding view!

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    • December 26, 2019

  • Max Volker

    Nice observation bench before the final sprint to smoke Kulm

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Max Volker

    When you have climbed the 110 steps of the observation tower, there is a great view from above of the Parkstein (the neighboring basalt rock), the Upper Palatinate Forest and the Fichtel Mountains with the ox head and the snow mountain.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • HINTERINDIEN_DE

    At the very top of the very big - outstanding highlight - the HINTERINDIEN.DE Tour No. 55

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Matthias

    Great view, nice hike

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    • June 25, 2020

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Location: Neustadt am Kulm, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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