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Grenzstein - Dreieckiger Pfahl

Grenzstein - Dreieckiger Pfahl

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Recommended by 853 out of 913 hikers


  • ᴡɪʟᴅʀᴏᴄᴋᴇʀ 🌍

    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!

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Manuuu

    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

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Manuuu

    A border marker between Central and Eastern Europe (Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt) At the same time a stamping point, which can be found at the refuge not far from the Dreieckingen Pfahl.

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Walter

    One should not forget a path with history when walking there.
    Very nice area

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Jörg

    Historical marking of the border between Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • Wandervogel

    Place with Harzer hiking nobility, which invites you to linger

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    • December 6, 2019

  • Berghexe

    The border between Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony runs here,

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Elmbiker

    From here it goes pretty much in every direction.

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    • February 13, 2022

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The "Triangular Pile" is a historic landmark in the Harz National Park and is located between the peat house and Oderbrück.

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    • April 15, 2019

  • Martin 🚴🏼‍♂️

    One of the oldest and most striking landmarks in the Harz. Until reunification, a visitor hotspot on West German side.

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    • October 16, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    The triangular post marks the former border of the GDR and today marks the border between Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony.

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    • January 8, 2020

  • codo786

    The stone, triangular post is a historical boundary marker.

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    • October 29, 2017

  • Lutz_B

    Border stone between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

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    • May 7, 2020

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    The triangular post marks an ancient boundary.

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    • September 30, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    A boundary stone between Lower Saxony and Anhalt.

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Andibonn

    The concrete pillars painted in the national colors cannot be overlooked and are a reminder that here, where the green belt now runs, one of the best-secured borders ran right through Germany for 40 years.

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    • April 21, 2022

  • Norbert

    The triangular pole is an old border point. Former part of the border between the Federal Republic and the GDR, today on the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

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    • October 15, 2019

  • Norbert

    The triangular pole is an old landmark. Former part of the inner German border, today it is a border mark between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
    The stone is somewhat hidden under trees and near the seating benches

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    • October 15, 2019

  • codo786

    Marking waypoint on the way from the parking Oderbrück to Brocken and border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    The triangular pole marks a historical boundary line.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • 🇺🇦Thoddy&🐾🇺🇦🎒🏃‍♂️⛰🥾🚴‍♂️

    Junction for many hiking trails and hikers

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    • April 5, 2020

  • Grünspecht

    We came here on our hike from Walkenried to Bad Harzburg.

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    • October 20, 2017

  • 🇩🇪 Michael Wirtz 🇩🇪

    a historical boundary marker. Here is the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

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    • August 14, 2021

  • Carolin&Axel

    Is historical, always former border

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    • March 19, 2022

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