The boundary stone is a typical historical boundary marking. Today the stone still marks the border of both federal states "Lower Saxony & Saxony-Anhalt".
The stone is located between Oderbrück and Brocken.
In winter, the stone is mostly hidden under a blanket of snow.
50 meters further you will reach the "Schutzhütte Dreieckiger Pfahl" with stamp box, also a hiking highlight!
September 18, 2017
The "Triangular Pile" is a very old historic landmark in the Upper Harz between Torfhaus and Braunlage. He was first recorded in 1682 in a forestry map and in the meantime renewed several times. There were versions of this border marker in wood and stone.
The present-day stone with its triangular plan consists of rock granite and was erected before 1866. On two sides the letters "KH" for "Kingdom of Hanover" and on the third page "HB" for "Duchy of Brunswick" are engraved. Also in our days the triangular pile is a landmark between the states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
The Triangular Post is an important landmark and stopover for many hikers. It is also a crossroads of several trails in the west of the Brocken forest area with its numerous raised bogs. Near the triangular post there is a refuge, which is often used as a resting place.
In the immediate vicinity of the landmark are several large peat bogs. North lies the Brockenfeld, west of the groundbreak, southwest of the Oderbruch and south of the Red Rift. These are the source area of such major resin rivers as Oder and Ecker as well as Warmer and Cold Bode. Source: harzlife.de/special/dreieckiger-pfahl.html
July 29, 2018
The triangular pile is a historic, approximately 1.35 m high granite boundary stone southwest of the Brocken in the Harz National Park. At that time the border to the former GDR ran here, today the stone marks the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt
January 9, 2020
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