Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 72 out of 75 hikers


  • Sebastian (Ziggi)

    Interesting rock formation (granite). A small path leads to the top of the cavernous rocks (wooden staircase / ladder) - worthwhile. In the summer months: beware of ticks ...

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    • July 30, 2016

  • Timber

    You can explore the cave from two sides. It is more exciting to take the narrow stairs from the top. You should take a backpack.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Merlin

    That makes it fun to work through with backpack :) Is already very impressive and beautiful there, you should definitely look. Not to be underestimated is the possibility of protection in case of a weather change.

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    • May 21, 2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Around 1800 it served as a shelter for the "Schmiedmatzengirgel" from Nagel. He had killed an alleged rival out of jealousy and fled from his captors to the rock cave, where he hid for several years. At that time the cave was in Prussian territory, while Nagel belonged to Bavaria. When he ventured to his home town, he was betrayed, arrested, and judged with a sword in Kemnath.
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    • January 2, 2020

  • Churchy

    The entrance is a bit hidden but worth it to look.

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    • June 8, 2018

  • Bernd

    Starting interesting hike over Prinzenfelsen from the Silberhaus.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Sabine Wölffl

    Descent into a formerly inhabited cave. The stairs are very narrow ...

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    • July 1, 2019

  • 🍃Kerstin Bietz #MachsEinfach

    Beautiful views and views

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    • December 15, 2018

  • SH

    Fascinating! The cave has several "chambers" and a narrow ladder leads upwards.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • Spiki's Frauchen

    The entrance is a bit hidden. But very worth seeing

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    • September 26, 2019

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Location: Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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