Großer Rachel

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Recommended by 128 out of 131 hikers

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  • Daniel

    In fact, in a ZDF survey on the most popular destinations in Germany, the Great Rachel was in 1st place with his 1,453 meters in the mountain category! From now on, the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park can officially be called 'Germany's most popular excursion mountain'.

    By the way, the name of the Rachel should come from Celtic and mean "rough".

    You can reach the summit in different ways, but in any case you should not miss the Rachelsee and the Rachelkapelle on a tour.

    For a hike you should bring a certain basic condition, sure-footedness and between 4 and 5 hours time. However, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Bavarian Forest and the Bohemian Forest (the Rachel is in close proximity to the border ridge).

    In winter, the Rachel can only be reached with snowshoes or touring skis.

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    • February 17, 2016

  • Pierre

    Beautiful also in winter on a snowshoe tour

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    • March 10, 2018

  • Jonny

    The Great Rachel is 1452 m above sea level. NHN after the Great Arber the second highest elevation in the Bavarian Forest or Bohemian Forest and the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Together with the little Rachel, 900 m northwest, he forms the mountain Rachel (Czech Roklan).

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    • May 25, 2018

  • S. Plötz

    Magnificent view towards the Czech Republic.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Jonny

    The Great Rachel is 1452 m above sea level. NHN after the Great Arber the second highest elevation in the Bavarian Forest or Bohemian Forest and the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Together with the little Rachel, 900 m northwest, he forms the mountain Rachel (Czech Roklan).

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Florian & Katrin

    The Great Rachel is 1452 m above sea level. NHN after the Great Arber the second highest elevation in the Bavarian Forest or Bohemian Forest and the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Together with the little Rachel, 900 m northwest, he forms the mountain Rachel (Czech Roklan).

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    • November 21, 2018

  • Florian & Katrin

    The Little Rachel is a 1,399 meter high mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park 1.75 km west of the border with the Czech Republic. He is the third highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest.

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    • November 21, 2018

  • Böhmisch Rainer

    awesome view

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    • August 14, 2019

  • Baisch Werner

    As on (almost) every summit in the Bavarian Forest, you can enjoy a fantastic view here in good weather.

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    • August 20, 2019

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Location: Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte, Freyung-Grafenau, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Elevation1,420 m

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