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Basaltprismenwand

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  • BerndGo

    The Bavarian Rhön can boast a geological feature that is easy to reach on a short hike. We are talking about the basalt rock formation "Prismenwand" at Gangolfsberg near Urspringen.
    The car is now in the direction of the Schweinfurt House, ie uphill, steered. The parking lot at this quaint Rhönklub house should not initially be used for parking. Further up in the forest, right at the beginning of a geological trail, the hiker has a large car park. Trust the signposts "Geologischer Lehrpfad". Through varied forest it goes uphill - the trails are easy to walk, even for children! This is a natural forest reserve, which is also the core zone of the biosphere reserve Rhön. The paths should not be left because nature should be nature here!
    Soon it will be interesting, as far as the underground is concerned. Crooked and crooked are the steps, uneven in the step and it is necessary to be careful, because missteps could have bad consequences. Soon the prism wall is reached and millions of years look at the viewer. The regularity of the sloping basalt columns impress every nature lover. Everywhere Basalt - in all its different manifestations.
    Flora and fauna in the environment also offer all sorts of interesting things. Immediately behind this attraction, the hiker must decide after passing a "paved" stretch of road, whether he wants to take the "big" tour (about 1 ½ hours) to the summit of the 737 m high Gangolfsberg to the remains of a ring rampart and a chapel, above The "Devil's Cellar", a huge cave with huge rocks, would like to walk back to the parked car on a convenient turning left to the left. In the latter variant, you can reach the car in 20 minutes and then at the "final squat" in Schweinfurter house (Wednesday rest day) the afternoon with a hearty snack end. Sturdy shoes are strongly advised!
    Source: Regina Rinke, rhoentourist.de/basalt-prismenwand-rhoen.html

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    • October 3, 2016

  • Melanie

    This basalt prism wall is one of the best preserved in the Rhön. The polygon columns were created by the cooling of the upflowed basalt.

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    • March 7, 2018

  • flip71

    in the forest are only about 5-7 parking spaces

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    • August 18, 2017

  • Kathrin

    nice photo opportunity and place suitable for small breaks

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    • February 24, 2018

  • Timo

    One of the highlights of the Rhön!

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Cathrin

    There is a bench aligned with the basalt wall. Ideal for taking a break and in peace to marvel at the wall.

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    • June 7, 2021

  • Melanie

    This basalt prism wall is one of the best preserved in the Rhön. The polygon columns were created by the cooling of the upflowed basalt.

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    • March 7, 2018

  • Patek

    This should be seen in the surrounding area. I find it impressive what nature has built here and people have not changed.

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Bauss Th.

    Good food in the Thüringer hut

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    • May 16, 2016

  • Harald

    Mountain bike at the bottom of the stairs

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    • August 28, 2016

  • Markus🚵🏽‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️

    You should definitely have a look when you are in the Rhön. However, caution is advised when there is moisture, as the stones can become very slippery.

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    • July 15, 2020

  • Moselator

    Nice snack at the basalt lake

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Andre K

    Beautiful paths and great views on the way

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Matthias Wetterich

    Very mystical in light rain.

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    • June 11, 2020

  • ANGELIKA

    The basalt prism wall, which shows impressive insights into the history of the Rhön, can be reached via the basalt steps.

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    • July 13, 2020

  • ML

    Wonderful geological feature on the Gangolfsberg. Absolutely worth seeing

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    • September 11, 2020

  • Sopho, Micha, Frieda & Bella 🐶🐾

    The steep drop of the southeast slope has one of the best preserved basalt prismatic walls in the Rhön; a path leads past there.
    The basalt columns have stood here diagonally to horizontally since the second uplift of the Rhön in the late Tertiary.
    Even the path reinforcement and steps are made of basalt prisms.
    The basalt cave Teufelskeller is located about 250 m south-southwest of the summit.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • April 4, 2021

  • Angela

    Impressive prismatic wall of volcanic origin. Typical Rhön.

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    • April 27, 2021

  • Alex

    Impressive sight, nature surprises again and again ...

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    • September 5, 2020

  • Rhön Rider

    After the basalt prism wall, it's about 50 m down to the Teufelskeller.

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    • November 15, 2020

  • Matthias

    Unique in the Rhön

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    • September 18, 2021

  • 🏞️Nils🏕️

    Great view with a wide view of the Rhön

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    • October 9, 2021

  • Klaus St

    The Gangolf Chapel, the Teufelskeller and the prism wall are most beautiful to walk on via nature trails, the nature trail is really fun and isn't too crowded like the normal hiking trail to the sights.

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    • October 17, 2021

  • J.M.

    Only really nice in autumn when it is foggy

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    • November 2, 2021


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