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Recommended by 207 out of 230 hikers


  • Andreas Platzl

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was known to be a diligent hiker. He is said to have visited on July 1, 1785 in his great Fichtelgebirgswanderung this place. Reason enough to miss the name of the viewing platform Goethefelsen. He was right. The hiking diversity here at Ochsenkopf is unique and just waiting to be explored.

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    • December 1, 2016

  • Emileleusis

    good view, contemplative and quiet

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    • October 18, 2016

  • Timber

    Have not seen any snakes. As a rule, they hide, with the slightest shock. Thus, the danger is probably not really big

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Merlin

    Here you should pay attention to adders, this is the only remaining venomous snake in Germany which is one of the endangered species. In the summit area of ​​the Ochsenkopf the snake meets quite often.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Churchy

    Caution here are snakes.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    "The granite never lets go of me - Goethe is supposed to have said once"

    On his first of three journeys through the Fichtel Mountains, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the Ochsenkopf in 1785. On one of these trips he made a drawing of a striking rock in the Ochsenkopf area. The exact location of the rock has long been unknown. In 1986 Böhm rediscovered him.
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    As for the snakes .....
    Adders can be found everywhere in the Fichtelgebirge, not only here. Although they are quite shy, one of them has bitten me while mowing the grass. I only noticed it for 2 days based on the bite marks on my leg and put it away without further ado.

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    • December 4, 2019

  • Kerb45

    Beautiful viewing platform but I have never seen snakes up there.

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    • June 12, 2019

  • Lukiii

    Rock platform with breathtaking views of the Fichtelgebirge and even further if the weather is good.

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    • December 27, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The rock on the Ochsenkopf summit owes its name to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who visited and drew it on July 1, 1785 on his great Fichtelgebirge hike from Wunsiedel to the Ochsenkopf.
    The Goethefelsen is part of a rock ridge that extends south-east on the mountain; it is a protected natural monument. Originally the rock was called Dreiadlerfelsen, Dreiadelsfelsen or Dreiahornfelsen.

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    • July 3, 2020

  • Brinablu

    With a wonderful view

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    • September 11, 2020

  • Chris

    On a clear day, beautiful view

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    • January 3, 2021


    A small highlight of the HINTERINDIEN.DE tour no. 120

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    • November 29, 2019

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Location: Bischofsgrüner Forst, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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