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

  • 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

  • Timber

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

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    • July 1, 2019

  • 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

  • Birgitbh

    Every way is worthwhile. Not overcrowded especially during the week. Great all-round view.

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    These rock formation (s) are simply spectacular, an absolute "must" in the Fichtelgebirge, even if they are not on the main routes. Between the individual rock formations are numerous trails, on which you can roam around.

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    • June 26, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In the year 857, Count Palatine Rudolf, from whom the mountain got its name, is said to have built the first fortifications in the Nordgau, which cannot be documented. Once upon a time, there was brisk tin mining on the northern slope.
    The first documented mention of a castle, the "Rudolfstein Castle", comes from the year 1317, when Count Berthold von Henneberg received the castle with the associated places including Weißenkirchen (Weißenstadt) as an imperial fief (see also: Henneberg fief register). He enfeoffed the brothers Heinrich, Friedrich, Arnold, Eberhard and Haymann von Hirschberg with the goods. The Hirschbergers allowed themselves to be carried away to attack the neighboring areas of the Waldsassen monastery, which is said to have resulted in the storming and destruction of the castle.
    Source and further information
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolfstein_(Fichtelgebirge)

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    • August 10, 2020

  • Klausi

    Very beautiful rocks with a great view.

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Rombea

    Great rock with a vantage point, stairs go up and then you can enjoy the wonderful view.

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    • September 15, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In the year 857, Count Palatine Rudolf, from whom the mountain got its name, is said to have built the first fortifications in the Nordgau, which cannot be documented. Once upon a time, there was brisk tin mining on the northern slope.
    The first documented mention of a castle, the "Rudolfstein Castle", comes from the year 1317, when Count Berthold von Henneberg received the castle with the associated places including Weißenkirchen (Weißenstadt) as an imperial fief (see also: Henneberg fief register). He enfeoffed the brothers Heinrich, Friedrich, Arnold, Eberhard and Haymann von Hirschberg with the goods. The Hirschbergers allowed themselves to be carried away to attack the neighboring areas of the Waldsassen monastery, which is said to have resulted in the storming and destruction of the castle.
    Source and further information
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolfstein_(Fichtelgebirge)

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    • September 26, 2020

  • 🚲 on Tour

    Nice view in good weather

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Jan

    Dizzying view with a great picnic area.

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Sönke

    The climb is particularly worthwhile because of the beautiful rock formations at the summit.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Mamibeck

    Grandiose all-round view

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Loewchen

    The ascent is quite steep but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view.

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    • September 27, 2020

  • Claus

    A great rock formation with a wonderful view in all directions. The paths to Rudolfstein are wonderful to walk and it is a very, very nice place to enjoy. 👍👍

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    • October 20, 2020

  • Armin Bock

    A gigantic rock massif in the forest with a good view and a lot to explore.

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    • 5 days ago

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

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