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Due to its thicker woodland, the Bärenstein is less known to tourists than many other table mountains with panoramic views, but it is through this forest that Bärenstein has a wild-romantic atmosphere.
December 20, 2016
The way around the rock is adventurous, the ascent not without it.
There are many boofs here.
October 26, 2022
The big bear stone is in the shadow of the small bear stone. Hiking trails on the Großer Bärenstein are not signposted, although the ascent via the Riegelhofstiege is a very beautiful and interesting ascent. Even the access to the ascent is difficult to find. The ascent from the direction of Kleiner Bärenstein, however, is very easy.
September 4, 2020
There are several great places on the Großer Bärenstein, where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding area! Moreover, he is not as crowded as the Kleine Bärenstein.
December 30, 2016
After the small Bärenstein we went to the big Bärenstein, the view is quite overwhelming and a tour over the mountain opens up many perspectives.
June 14, 2017
The Great Bear Stone is in the shadow of the Little Bear Stone. The ascent via the Riegelhofstiege is interesting. (You have to climb a little)
July 28, 2020
I almost ran past it, but then I spotted a little kid, what had climbed there. So I ventured and climbed the crevice, over larger boulders (were a little heaped up like huge stairs with numerous holes to stop with hand and foot). It's really doable and I'm not a mountaineer. Do something carefully and well. At the top you will be rewarded with a sensational view. But beware, I got dirty on the descent, so try not to climb this rock with the best clothes.
April 3, 2016
Perfect for hiking.
Here you rarely meet hikers⛰😃
June 7, 2020
You have to know that the Großer Bärenstein is not prepared for tourism. So there are no steps, stairs or railings. But it offers a lot of wild trails, discovery and climbing opportunities. The climb over the transom staircase was pretty fun in the rain with the slippery stones (afterwards). But I would have been alone there, if only because of the difficult entry, if it hadn't been for a family with children (!).
June 7, 2020
The mountain is not designed for tourism and is still far in its original form. The climb can turn out to be a little rocky. Above all, the descent over the ranks is difficult.
August 23, 2021
At first I hadn't found the ascent to the Großer Bärenstein because there were no signs. Only then did I read that they don't exist. So I'll do it again. Coming from Rauenstein shortly before the end of the forest (before turning left to Kleiner B.) the ascent to the right was easy to find.
It may be that Big B. is not so popular ... But not when I'm on the road ... There was a large, funny (alcoholic) group on the road and felt alone in Saxon Switzerland. But wonderful views. I'll try again in 2022 to be able to enjoy too.
November 17, 2021
One of the last undeveloped table mountains in the front Saxon Switzerland. The ascent is rewarded with a lot of peace and quiet and, despite the forest, very good views. There are numerous small trails to explore. And since there are no signs, it's a real adventure in the middle of the tourist stronghold of Vordere Sächsische Schweiz.
February 14, 2022
The Großer Bärenstein offers a magnificent view and its paths are adventurous😁👍.
November 3, 2022
The large Bärenstein was not that easy to find, as there were absolutely no clearly recognizable paths or signs. It is best to keep your eyes open for beaten paths. Unfortunately, I couldn't get to the summit with my dog, we tried a few things, but that was too delicate for me. So all that remained was to enjoy the view from the little Bärenstein together.
February 26, 2023
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