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Location: Lindewerra, Eichsfeld, Thuringia, Germany

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  • A great vantage point from which you have a perfect view of the Werra loop. In addition, you have a direct view of the former inner-German border. At the Teufelskanzel there is also a super cozy restaurant with a wonderful variety of beers, which invites you to stop by.

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    • May 11, 2022

  • This is certainly one of the most beautiful vantage points in the area. In the foreground is the horseshoe-shaped Werra loop and behind it the Hessian mountains build up. On the right you can see Ludwigstein Castle, opposite is the Kaufunger Forest and on the left is the Hohe Meissner.

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    • October 4, 2022

  • There is a hiking car park at Hanstein Castle. The Devil's Pulpit is easy to hike from here. Good view and great restaurant at the Teufelskanzel. However, in summer very crowded on weekends.

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    • January 7, 2020

  • The Teufelskanzel is a beautiful viewpoint with excellent gastronomy

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    • September 23, 2017

  • It is really one of the most beautiful panoramic views that can be enjoyed from here, which is why the rock itself and the inn, which was built in the immediate vicinity in 1882, is a popular hiking and excursion destination in every season.

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    • May 3, 2020

  • The Bundsandstein cliff is probably the best view of the Werra loop, a popular photo motif.

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    • April 27, 2023

  • From the Teufelskanzel you have a great view of the Werra valley.
    According to legend, the red sandstone rock got there because the devil made a bet with the witches. He wanted to carry the rock from the Brocken to the Meißner without putting it down once. But that was too tedious for him and so he paused on the Höhenberg and was caught by the witches. He then got very angry and left without paying any more attention to the rock.

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    • July 3, 2021

  • Magnificent view from the rock over the Werra valley. An absolute highlight.

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    • February 27, 2021

  • Wonderful view of the countryside.
    Rustic and cozy hut with good food and friendly service.

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    • November 3, 2019

  • A great vantage point over the Werra. If the weather is right, there is a great view down into the Werra valley.

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    • November 7, 2020

  • Great view of the Werratal. Nice innkeepers in the rustic mountain hut.

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    • July 1, 2016

  • For me it is one of the most beautiful destinations of Eichsfeld. Starting from the spacious, free parking above the also recommendable castle Hanstein, you walk in about 40 minutes to the Teufelskanzel. Above the car park, take the left path into the forest and keep left at the next fork. Soon you will reach the Teufelskanzel by a wide path. I go back to the parking lot to the right of the rock on the ridge.

    The legend (source burgruine-hanstein.de/teufelskanzel.0.html) tells:

    The legend of the devil's pulpit
    Once, on Walpurgis Night, when the witches on the Brocken held their annual gathering, with the devil always present, the congregation inquired if he could possibly summon the massive rock colossus he had just confessed to Hohen Meissner in Hesse to wear. However, he should not settle the rock and no rest.

    When Satan affirmed this with taunting laughter, some young gentlemen who had come with the witches bet with him that he would not succeed.

    As soon as the dance was over, Satan drove off like a storm wind with the rock. For a while, the wild ride went well, but then the devil felt that he had overestimated his powers. The stone grew heavier by the second, and when the evil had arrived on the mountain, he felt so dull that he decided to rest for an hour. The witches, he thought, could not see him here in the dense woods. Therefore, he did not think long, put down his stone and stretched out.

    But the witches were suspicious. They wanted to see how he arrived at the Meissner with his rock-pulpit. So they sent him some observation channels. Even though he could not be seen under the dense trees of the forest, the rock was visible from afar. Where the rock is, the witches thought, its bearer can not be far! And after a short while they had found the sleeping one.
    "Hans, you lazybones, what are you doing?" they called to him and laughed at him.

    Startled, the devil awoke to sleep, and ashamed to see himself caught like this, he took off into the air, tore the curious witches and stumbled away, taking no further care of the boulder dragged from the Brocken.

    When the people heard the story, it called the rock in front of the mountain the devil's pulpit.

    Another legend says that a piece of rock has broken away from the mountain and has been standing in front of the mountain since time immemorial and was used as a pulpit by the devil, until one day a Eichsfeld farmer, who had sat down under the ledge of the rock to eat his snack bread, called out to the devil beginning with his sermon:

    "You forgot something! Every proper sermon must begin with: In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen."

    When the devil heard the holy names, he was so horrified that he jumped with a leaping leap into the depths and into the floods of the Werra. His horse's hoof pushed deep into the land. But the river did not want to have anything to do with evil. He backed away from that depressed time and wiggled around it. And so, even today, the Werra flows through the fertile valley in the form of a huge horseshoe.

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Absolute highlight of the region. Worthwhile view of Werraschleife, Hoher Meissner and Kaufunger forest.

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    • October 31, 2019

  • A great view of the Werratal

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    • April 7, 2018

  • Beautiful view from the Teufelskanzelfelsen into the valley of the Werra and to Lindewerra.
    Cozy stop in the restaurant Teufelskanzel directly at the lookout point with beer garden lying in the shade.

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    • July 13, 2018

  • Very nice rustic and rustic restaurant

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    • April 2, 2018

  • An absolutely wonderful place ... a wonderful view of Lindewerra and the river bend of the Werra. And right on it is a very inviting tavern where you can dine very well.

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Great view of the Werra valley, with "horseshoes".

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    • November 18, 2020

  • You can also drive up to it, from the Teufelskanzel mine has a great view, in summer you can sit down comfortably in the open (small beer garden) at the excursion lockal, which is only a few meters below the viewing point.

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    • August 25, 2020

  • Breathtaking view of the Werra valley and a neat climb that is tough.

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    • September 6, 2020

  • An awesome view into the Werratal.
    Overall, a really mystical place! 👍

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    • November 1, 2018

  • Quaint inn with delicious food!

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    • February 3, 2018

  • Very nice view over the valley

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    • October 7, 2018

  • A beautiful hut. A great view from the rock

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    • February 20, 2016

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