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Recommended by 867 out of 896 hikers


  • 〽️Markus

    The Quackenschloss is a karst cave near Engelhardsberg a district of the Upper Franconian market town Wiesenttal in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria.

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    • March 4, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    To Markus: Source de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quackenschloss
    Be sure to visit if there is a possibility. For people who are less well on foot, the approach from the plateau (Engelhardsberg) is recommended, all others should ascend from the valley (for example Muggendorf).

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    • July 6, 2018

  • Bergmoerder

    Be sure to visit, can be reached from the main path in 2 minutes

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    This is a duplicate of "Lookout from Quakenschloss" komoot.de/highlight/169287.

    Why are you doing such a thing beyelec, you have created a duplicate right next to the original? Are you a cheap point collector?

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    • October 17, 2018

  • Slowi

    Great view from the top

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    • November 3, 2018

  • Thomas T.

    Blocked with stones, slippery when wet. Surefootedness required. Is it worth it to go up here. Above then the great view. Take the camera !!!
    Difficulty S2

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Vulkanguide

    You do not see a cave cave every day, and this one with your 25m and more is fascinating!

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    • June 3, 2019

  • SuS🅰️nNe☯️🙏

    Nice cave and top viewpoint. You should definitely take this into account when planning.

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    • June 27, 2019

  • Timber

    Once a young hunter in the Wiesent valley chased a stag that suddenly disappeared before his eyes. He saw in front of him a gate leading into the rock. Dwarfs stood there inviting him to follow them. He came to a splendid hall where, on a golden throne, sat a lovely fairy, who let him sit beside her. The hunter liked it in this splendor. The fairy had the plan to raise him after some time to her husband. But the hunter remembered his sweetheart, whom he had left on earth and the vast forests and asked for his release from the magic palace. The consequences of this wish were appalling. The fairy sank dead, the palace collapsed and the hunter was found dead at the foot of the Quacken castle.

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    • September 24, 2019

  • Tom

    The enclosed fossils are called Quacken.

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    • October 31, 2019

  • Biene

    Impressive rock formation with a beautiful passage cave. Be careful in winter, the path can be quite smooth.

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    • January 6, 2020

  • Amelie

    Great even in warm weather!

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    • April 24, 2020

  • Hans

    An impressive geological formation that should be seen.

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    • June 26, 2020

  • Horst Bäcker

    Interesting, relatively easy to reach karst cave. The detour is worth it.

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Tina

    Worth a detour! It is a 6-meter-wide rock grotto that is open on two sides. There is also an interesting legend about the cave ruins. From the top you have a nice view.

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    • July 14, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    Be sure to visit if there is a possibility. For people who are less well on foot is recommended the approach from the plateau (Engelhardsberg) ago, all others should ascend necessarily from the valley (for example Muggendorf).

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    • July 10, 2018

  • Linda

    Beautiful forest area. Quackenschloss is great. Ideal for a picnic.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    I find it superfluous, for the 60 m long trail and 15 hm up on the rocks to create a HL (section). It goes up like countless other rocks in the Franconian area, I do not see "S2" either. in the upper third you have to climb a bit like a staircase
    This sight has been ruined enough by a dozen duplicates by HL anyway.

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    • March 14, 2019

  • Marcus

    The Quakenschloss is worth seeing

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    • April 13, 2019

  • Inge

    I have just rediscovered this region. Fantastic landscape and vegetation, well signposted trails and even on weekends and holidays not crowded.
    Who knows how much longer?

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    • July 8, 2019

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Location: Wiesenttal, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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