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Hohenstoffeln

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  • Heinz

    The double summit of Hohenstoffeln impressively shapes the landscape of the Hegau. The southern summit is 832m high, the northern 844m.
    The ascent to the Hohenstoffeln can best be done from Hombollhof above Weiterdingens. Another beautiful path leads up from the small hamlet Hofwiesen.
    On the Hohenstoffeln are today only the remains of three castle ruins. The largest castle (Hinterstoffeln) was once on the north summit, the castle Vorderstoffeln on the southern summit, and the castle Mittelstoffeln in the saddle of the mountain.
    The Hinterstoffeln castle was probably built around the year 1100 by Hegaugrafen Ludwig von Pfullendorf-Ramsberg to Stoffeln on the highest point of the northern summit. The two other castles were later built.
    All three castles were first mentioned in 1299. On each of the three castles could live a family. Back and middle cloths were connected to frontal cloths by a wall, on which there were stables and scouring.
    All three castles had a common entrance, which was also in the wall. Cistern systems and outlying wells ensured the water supply of the three castles.
    Like the castle of the Hohenhewens, the castles of the Hohenstoffeln were destroyed during the Thirty Years' War. The peasants of the area had to drag the remains of the castles in the following, so that today only a few remains of the once proud castles are left.
    At the beginning of the 20th century, the mining of basalt began at the northern summit for the use of gravel in road construction. Since 1939, the mountain has been protected, which fortunately prevented further mining.
    Source: henrifloor.nl/hohenstoffeln.htm

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    • April 21, 2017

  • Karin

    On the Hohenstoffeln there were three castles. Of these, only ruins can be seen. Originally he had three peaks. The northernmost was, however, cleared by basalt mining. This was discontinued in 1939. Traces are still visible in the form of terraces.

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    • November 30, 2019

  • JUST HIKE

    More information under the following link:
    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruine_Hohenstoffeln

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    • April 26, 2021

  • JUST HIKE

    More information under the following link:
    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenstoffeln

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    • April 26, 2021

  • Anke

    Worthwhile detour, in early summer by huge wild garlic surfaces.

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    • January 29, 2019

  • Holger

    Very demanding ascent from the direction of Hohenhewen. Over an ascending meadow, it turns into a partly very steep forest. If the path is damp, the ascent becomes even more difficult. From the ridge to the summit, it's flatter to the summit. There you will be rewarded with a wonderful view

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Jochen

    There are 2 viewpoints here. From one of them you have a beautiful view towards the Alps and at the summit cross you can see the villages down.

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Heinz

    From here you have a fantastic view over the Hegau. Also, the climb is not too demanding.

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    • September 21, 2017

  • Christian

    basalt miningQuarry tracks under the summit of the HohenstoffelnThe geomorphological and geological structure of Hohenstoffeln consists of ceiling joints with pre-basaltic tuff masses. At the summit, thick, vertical basalt columns are visible.Since the beginning of the 20th century basalt was mined for road construction on the northern summit, because the rock is tough and hard and without preferential cleavage, so it does not weather so quickly. About four kilometers long cable car, the broken rock was transported to the gravel plant in Mühlhausen.The local poet Ludwig Finckh came for the stop of basalt mining, in fact, this was discontinued in 1939. The former quarry can still be identified by means of mining breeds. Source: Wikipedia

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Betti

    beautiful view of the Hegau

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    • June 23, 2020

  • Marc Hikinger 🥾

    Gigantic view!
    The last part to the "summit"
    leads exclusively through hiking trails through the forest.
    I therefore only recommend the hiking trails described. The "wild" trails are too overgrown!

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    Wide view of the country. And it's particularly beautiful in Hegau.

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    • August 20, 2020

  • Catweazle

    The climb up here is easy to manage and nice to walk. At the top you will be rewarded with a great view over the whole of Hegau and the Alpine chain.

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    • October 4, 2020

  • Volker

    Description The Hohenstoffeln is a mountain of volcanic origin in the Hegau between Binningen and Weiterdingen. It belongs to the basalt group of the Hegaus. The mountain has been a nature reserve since 1941.

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Volker

    Very nice view with the best view

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    • December 25, 2020

  • Volker

    The brilliant view from the Hegau

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Xäni

    The Binninger See is a small (fenced & forbidden) recreation area for the Hegauer.

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Heloks

    Impressive summit, with good views and beautiful nature. Hohenstoffeln Castle also stood here, but only a wall with a window is evidence of this.

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    • June 6, 2021

  • Volker

    Description The Hohenstoffeln is a mountain of volcanic origin in the Hegau between Binningen and Weiterdingen. It belongs to the basalt group of the Hegaus. The mountain has been a nature reserve since 1941.

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Xäni

    One of the Hegau peaks that you have to climb :-))

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Xäni

    Climbing the two peaks of the Hohenstoffeln is a must in Hegau.

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Bea 🌲🚶🏽‍♀️

    A somewhat strenuous ascent, which was not easy on the slippery clay soil, was rewarded with a magnificent view of a sea of fog throughout Hegau. The Hohenhewen protruded from the fog

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    • December 19, 2020

  • Xäni

    The two highest Hegau volcanoes.

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    • December 27, 2020

  • Bea 🌲🚶🏽‍♀️

    a magnificent view in fog in the valley. You have the feeling of floating above the clouds. The hills of the Hegau volcanoes appear like islands

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    • January 31, 2021


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