The Great Zschirnstein is a Table Mountain, with 561 m altitude, the highest point in Saxon Switzerland. Higher in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is only the Hohe Schneeberg in the Czech Republic or the tower on the Großer Winterberg. The rocky pulpit at the southern tip opens up views towards Bohemian Switzerland. To the striking Hohe Schneeberg, as well as to the table mountains of Saxon Switzerland and the crest of the Eastern Ore Mountains.On the elevated ledge is a triangulation pillar, which was originally built in 1865 under the direction of Prof. Nagel. The missing since about 1900 upper part of the 3-part column was added in May 2011 as a replica again.
March 12, 2016
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