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  • 〽️Markus

    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.

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    • February 15, 2016

  • Söhni 🏃

    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:
    And that's not all you can find a similar table under:

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Rombea

    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.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • Ste

    That will endure that :)

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    Unusual rock and funny story (s) around it.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    Nice rock formation that can be seen here.

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    • January 21, 2020

  • nebliges

    Nice that you know that it is a natural monument, wenger nice that you do not respect it and still rumturnst on it :-(

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    • July 6, 2016

  • ML

    Legendary rock formation on the Eberhardsberg

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Roland

    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.

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    • May 14, 2021

  • Thomas

    If even the devil can sit on it .... 😄

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    • October 28, 2017

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


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