Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 51 out of 53 hikers


  • Timber

    Steep stairs with a beautiful ascent. The path from the trail is a bit hidden. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Tobias

    In a borderline description of 1435 the rocks are called "Scheferstain", 1536 "Schäferstein" and 1716 "Schieferstein". Popularly they were called "Girglstein", derived from the nearby Girgelhöhle. On November 25, 1911, in the presence of members of the Fichtelgebirgsverein, the rocks off the footpath were renamed "Prinzenfelsen" at a ceremony to promote their fame. The Prince Ludwig rock is the larger and the Prince Leopold rock the smaller rock tower. This name was chosen to commemorate the 1905 and 1910 visits by the two Wittelsbachers in the Fichtelgebirge.

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    • October 3, 2015

  • Churchy

    The climb is also worthwhile here.

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    • June 8, 2018

  • Bernd

    Not very far from the Silver House. In 400 m distance you should visit the Girgelhöhle.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Imposing rock formations with an ascent view, but the distant view is very limited.
    But it's still worth it.

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Sabine Wölffl

    Unfortunately, the trees are almost too high, the climb is very steep but great

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Gerhard

    Prinzenfelsen is the name for granite rocks in the Fichtelgebirge

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    • January 4, 2020

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Location: Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation790 m

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