Rudolfstein

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  • Andreas Platzl

    Here, too, is one of those oddly shaped rock castles that are so often found in the Fichtelgebirge. On the highest of these leads a staircase that allows a clear view on the clearest days to Weißenstädter See.

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    • December 1, 2016

  • Maren Ingrid

    On the 866 m high Rudolfstein, a protected natural monument, was once a hilltop castle. Today it is another great vantage point for day trippers and mountain trail hikers.

    Probably the best-known rock formation on Rudolfstein are the so-called "Drei Brüder", a group of granite towers which can be found a bit further south from the actual Rudolfstein.

    naturpark-fichtelgebirge.org/Rudolfstein-866m.66.0.html

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    • March 19, 2017

  • Harald 🔆

    Sit up and enjoy the whole world!

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    • January 4, 2017

  • Birgit

    Everybody should go there, for us the most beautiful rocks

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    • April 21, 2017

  • Melanie

    Great view of the Weissenstädter See.

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Timber

    Former, abandoned castle ruins. The view is awesome if the weather plays along.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Melanie

    Absolutely brilliant view of the Fichtelgebirge and Weißenstadt - u.a. also nice view of the Schneeberg. The Schneeberg is still very far away from this viewing platform, but only about 45-60 min. (definitely worth it).

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    • June 17, 2018

  • Carsten

    Great rock formations and beautiful panoramic view from lookout point Rudolfstein (stairs / well secured).

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Kellogs

    Definitely a side trip worth! Awesome view.

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    • September 9, 2019

  • rangerjacke

    Climbers and locals always put up a cairn with every approach to the Rudolfstein. And if no one knocks them down again, at the end of summer there can be between 50 and 100 cairns lining this path.

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In 857, Count Palatinate Rudolf, from whom the mountain got its name, is said to have built the first fortification in the North Valley, which is not documented. Lively tin mining once took place on the northern slope.
    The first documentary mention of a castle, the “Rudolfstein Castle”, dates back to 1317, when Count Berthold von Henneberg received the castle and the associated places, including Weißenkirchens (Weißenstadt), as an imperial loan (see also: Hennebergisches Lehenverzeichnis). He mortgaged the brothers Heinrich, Friedrich, Arnold, Eberhard and Haymann von Hirschberg with the goods. The Hirschbergers were attacked in the neighboring areas of the Waldsassen monastery, after which the castle was stormed and destroyed.
    Source and further information
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolfstein_(Fichtelgebirge)

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    • February 10, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In 857, Count Palatinate Rudolf, from whom the mountain got its name, is said to have built the first fortification in the North Valley, which is not documented. Lively tin mining once took place on the northern slope.
    The first documentary mention of a castle, the “Rudolfstein Castle”, dates back to 1317, when Count Berthold von Henneberg received the castle and the associated places, including Weißenkirchens (Weißenstadt), as an imperial loan (see also: Hennebergisches Lehenverzeichnis). He mortgaged the brothers Heinrich, Friedrich, Arnold, Eberhard and Haymann von Hirschberg with the goods. The Hirschbergers were attacked in the neighboring areas of the Waldsassen monastery, after which the castle was stormed and destroyed.
    Source and further information
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolfstein_(Fichtelgebirge)

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    • April 13, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In 857, Count Palatine Rudolf, from whom the mountain got its name, is said to have built the first fortification in the North Valley, which is not documented. Lively tin mining once took place on the northern slope.
    The first documentary mention of a castle, the "Rudolfstein Castle", dates from 1317, when Count Berthold von Henneberg received the castle and the associated places, including Weißenkirchens (Weißenstadt), as an imperial loan (see also: Hennebergisches Lehenverzeichnis). He mortgaged the brothers Heinrich, Friedrich, Arnold, Eberhard and Haymann von Hirschberg with the goods. The Hirschbergers were drawn into attacks on the neighboring areas of the Waldsassen monastery, after which the castle was stormed and destroyed.
    Source and further information
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolfstein_(Fichtelgebirge)

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    • May 20, 2020

  • 🚲 on Tour

    Nice view in good weather

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    • April 12, 2020

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Location: Weißenstadt, Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Elevation870 m

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