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Location: North Hesse, Hesse, Germany

Best Hikes to Schafstein
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    Beautiful view over the Hessian and Thuringian Rhön; from Wasserkuppe and Milseburg to Frankenheim. Impressive large sea of basalt blocks.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Nice place to rest on the stones. The climbs there are very beautiful on natural trails.

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    • July 13, 2017

  • A great place ... for photos ... for a break ... or just to relax. Lots of stones: o)

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Very impressive. You have to see it!

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    • May 10, 2021

  • Great view over the up to 40m "thick" Basaltblockmeere.

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    • September 26, 2016

  • This bench is in the past... but the place is gorgeous

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    • May 5, 2023

  • Beautiful bench amidst boulders. When the weather is nice you have a wonderful view. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do that in the rain. Still a very nice place!

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    • July 2, 2022

  • A small highlight just a few meters from the Wasserkuppe.

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    • November 23, 2019

  • The Schafstein is a great nature reserve / geotope.
    Statement on the HP of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve: "Its mighty basalt block seas, which characterize the northern and southern slopes, are among the most impressive in all of Central Europe."

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    • October 22, 2020

  • A unique basalt sea with an excellent panoramic view

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    • November 30, 2020

  • The hike to the Schafstein is entertaining. The ascent or descent is sometimes slippery when wet. The view of the basalt stones (block basalt) but also from above is very interesting.

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Primeval trees, steep slopes with basalt boulders as far as the eye can see. This is my short description for this almost 832m high mountain. From a distance it looks inconspicuous. But the tour on the plateau and the distant views are extremely impressive. For me one of the most beautiful places in the Rhön.

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    • June 17, 2022

  • The Schafstein (831 m) has been a nature reserve since 1930 and is now the core zone of the Rhön biosphere reserve. The national geotope has the largest basalt block field in the Rhön. This impressive natural wonder can only be reached on foot. The views of Wüstensachsen and Reulbach with the Milseburg in the background are simply fascinating. Narrow paths lead on the circular route through an enchanting forest, some of whose beeches are over 150 years old.

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    • October 18, 2022

  • Wonderful detour that you should definitely make.

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    • July 27, 2019

  • A highlight off the beaten track

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    • October 9, 2021

  • The detour from the Guckaiseeweg to the sheep stone was surprising with its "old" forest and the good information about geology

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Great paths, great place, great views

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    • October 21, 2018

  • One of the top highlights in the region, not nearly as crowded as the Wasserkuppe, great trails and views.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Great ways up on natural paths. Beautiful view of the valley and the boulder seas.

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    • July 16, 2022

  • A beautiful view with the opportunity to learn something about the formation of the Rhön (but is not mandatory ;-))

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    • December 4, 2022

  • The Schafstein is one of the many highlights in the Rhön. Impressive view - must be visited.

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    • April 16, 2023

  • Nice view over the stone sea and into the valley

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    • May 23, 2017

  • It is said that under the stones lies the ice of the Ice Age.

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Unique block dump. Geologically well discussed on the boards.

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    • November 19, 2018

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Location: North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation2,700 ft

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