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  • Söhni 🏃

    In the devil's kitchen, according to legend, the dishes for the carousing party with the devil were prepared and here a courageous monk sneaked up to the evil company.
    A long time ago the people in Graefenberg and Weißenohe were startled again and again at night by the terrible noise on the Eberhardsberg. Roars and screams came from the forest hill. Everyone felt scary and no one dared to go outside the door in the dark.
    The rumor got around that an old warlord with his daring companions had invited people to a feast here, and that the devil himself was a guest at the hustle and bustle. Food would come out and the beer would flow freely. The desert society pokes at the respectable people in the country, scoffs and curses.
    Metal cards with strange, eerie symbols on them served as playing cards and would be thrown onto a stone table with a terrible clang.
    When the fear in the population grew, a monk from the Benedictine abbey in Weißenohe took heart and decided to approach the evil society in order to put a stop to it.
    At nightfall he climbed the Eberhardsberg. Where the fairground was supposed to be, he saw an eerily flaming blue light between the rocks. He took heart, approached the evil fellows, raised his wooden cross to heaven and fervently called out the name of God. Then the forest was suddenly shone through with bright light and appeared in lovely green. The evil in this place disappeared and has never returned since.
    Source: legendary Graefenberg

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Rombea

    At station 6 "The Zechgelage in the Teufelsküche" of the circular hiking trail "Legendary Graefenberg" the story of the courageous monk from Weißenohe, who ended the devil's wild life on the Eberhardsberg, is told.

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    • November 24, 2020

  • Rombea

    The rock formation is said to have been the devil's living room and the huge boulders could have been from the ceiling. If you look closely you can even see a devil's footprint. The story "The devil with the three golden hairs" is told in the app. Next to the devil's finger, devil's kitchen and devil's table, the fourth devilish place.

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    • November 24, 2020

  • ML

    Legendary rock formation on the Eberhardsberg

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Anne

    one of the devilish rock formations on the Eberhardsberg

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    • April 5, 2021

  • Roland

    The “devil's kitchen”, which is also linked to a legend that says that the dishes for a carousing party with the devil were prepared here. In short: An old warlord has invited to the feast here and the devil is also a guest. As the fear grew in the population, a monk from the Benedictine Abbey in Weißenohe decided to put a stop to the evil. At nightfall he climbed the Eberhardsberg, lifted his wooden cross into the sky at the “Festplatz” and called on God. The forest was then suddenly shone with bright light and the evil disappeared. There is more about this on the website

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    • May 14, 2021

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


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