This devil table is a mushroom rock that stands on the Eberhardsberg in the community Igensdorf in the Bavarian district of Forchheim. It is a rock formation whose form reminds of a table and holds the status of a natural monument. Numerous hiking trails lead to the cliff, and in seasons without foliage you can look up towards Weissenohe and Eckental.
Legend has it that a monk from neighboring Weißenohe Monastery saw fire and sulfur on top of the mountain. When he reached the top, he saw the devil sitting up there on the table and had to play with him for his life.
February 15, 2016
Another devil's table, so to speak the brother for this, can be found in the Fichtelgebirge on the Waldstein summit. If you are interested, here is the highlight: komoot.de/highlight/126355
And that's not all you can find a similar table under:
April 4, 2020
If one can believe the legend, then the knight Count Kuno von Gräfenberg had his experience, the devil's meal, with the devil at the devil's table. Knight Kuno had been invited here for dinner by the "Black Knight" at the eleventh hour, as it turned out it was the living devil, the table was made from this rock and the chairs from the surrounding trees.
February 9, 2020
The legendary "devil's table" that stands in the middle of the forest on the Eberhardsberg. The "devil's table" is a mushroom rock, its shape is reminiscent of a table and is now a natural monument.
According to legend, a monk from the neighboring Weißenohe monastery saw fire and sulfur on top of the mountain. When he got upstairs, he saw the devil sitting up there on the table and then had to play with him for his life.
But of course the appearance of the "devil's table" can also be explained scientifically. About 150 million years ago the Jurassic Sea was at home here. After the sea retreated, the now exposed pebble sponge reefs were further shaped by tectonics and weathering. Above all, the weathering ensured the current appearance of the Teufelstisch, whose "foot" weathered faster than the "tabletop" due to the different density of the rock over time.
May 14, 2021
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