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🦌 Hirschsprung

🦌 Hirschsprung

Hiking Highlight

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    At this vantage point you have a good view of the Hirschsprung. The "Hirschsprung" is a steep rock ledge on the right slope of the Hell Valley, below the viewpoint "King David". On the diabase tower there is a wooden stag about to jump. According to legend, a stag was chased during a margravial hunt in 1756, which - to escape the bullets - jumped from the ledge. The deer jump high above the Höllental offers a wonderful view of the valley and the surrounding area. It can be reached on foot via various hiking trails.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • The Hirschsprung is a steep rocky outcrop on the right slope of the Hell Valley, below the viewpoint of King David.
    On the diabase tower there is a deer about to jump.
    According to legend, a stag was chased during a margrave's hunt in 1756 and jumped from the ledge.
    The deer jump high above the Höllental offers a wonderful view of the valley and the surrounding area. It can be reached on foot via various hiking trails.

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    • October 4, 2016

  • The deer jump high above the Höllental offers a wonderful view of the valley and the surrounding area. It can be reached on foot via various hiking trails.
    The "Hirschsprung" is a steep rock ledge on the right slope of the Hell Valley, below the viewpoint "King David". On the diabase tower there is a wooden stag about to jump.
    According to legend, a stag was chased during a margrave's hunt in 1756, which - to escape the bullets - jumped from the ledge.

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    • December 9, 2020

  • Best place in Höllental. You should have seen it.

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    • December 1, 2016

  • The so-called deer jump owes its name to a legend: one day a knight from Falkenstein Castle went on a deer hunt. After a while he spotted a magnificent stag, but the stag made it difficult for him because it was fast and nimble. Driven by fear of death, the stag jumped over the gorge with one mighty leap and thereby escaped its pursuer.
    Such a sentence is hard to imagine today, given the gap, but it was not entirely impossible at the time. The gorge was only 9 meters wide, but a deer can jump downhill up to 10 meters in length. Breitnau begins at this narrowest point in the Hell Valley.

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    hochschwarzwald.de/Attraktionen/Hirschsprung-im-Hoellental

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    • February 15, 2020

  • A very demanding route to get there, and sturdy shoes should be compulsory. Rewarded at the destination with a wonderful view

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    • December 19, 2021

  • According to the legend, the deer escaped his hunter by a daring jump over the Höllental Gorge

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Only the short descent from the direction of King David View is signposted. If you turn back a few steps from the Hirschensprung and then look to the left, you can discover a small "chamois path" between two bushes. Provided you have the necessary surefootedness, this quaint and idyllic little path, which slowly climbs downhill along the contour line, offers a nice alternative in the direction of Blechschmidtenhammer.

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    • July 12, 2021

  • We wondered from the valley which animal is up there. The highlight explained everything.

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    • December 27, 2016

  • Always worth a visit. To walk up through the hell valley with a visit to the lookouts hirschsprung and King David, you have to have seen

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    • March 30, 2018

  • The "Hirschsprung" is a steep rock ledge on the right slope of the Hell Valley, below the viewpoint "King David". On the diabase tower there is a wooden stag about to jump. According to legend, a stag was chased during a margravial hunt in 1756, which - to escape the bullets - jumped from the ledge. The deer jump high above the Höllental offers a wonderful view of the valley and the surrounding area. It can be reached on foot via various hiking trails.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Crag "Hirschsprung" high above the valley with wooden deer; According to legend, at this point, several times cornered deer have tried to save themselves by jumping into the valley.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Nice place to rest - partially secured by a railing. The sure-footed hiker can continue to the deer without security. The way to the Hirschsprung itself is an experience - a really narrow steep path - surefootedness required!

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Certainly one of the most beautiful places in the Franconian Forest! There is something directly "mountain feeling" on!

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    • April 8, 2018

  • A beautiful view.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • It is worthwhile to pause for a moment and enjoy the wonderful landscape and of course the great view of the "Hirschsprung".

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    • July 11, 2021

  • From here it's about 400 meters down to the Hirschsprung.

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    • July 11, 2021

  • The so-called deer jump owes its name to a legend: One day a knight from Falkenstein Castle went on a deer hunt. After a while he spotted a magnificent stag, but the stag made it difficult for him because it was quick and nimble. Driven by fear of death, the stag jumped over the ravine with one mighty leap and thereby escaped its pursuer.
    Such a sentence is hard to imagine today, given the gap, but it was not entirely impossible at the time. The gorge was only 9 m wide, but a deer can jump downhill up to 10 m in length. Breitnau begins at this narrowest point in the Hell Valley.

    Source and further information
    hochschwarzwald.de/Attraktionen/Hirschsprung-im-Hoellental

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    • October 11, 2021

  • beautiful view of the Höllenthal

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    • November 12, 2020

  • Nice view of the deer

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    • April 12, 2021

  • The wooden deer 🦌 on the rock above Höllental is an absolute eye-catcher 👀
    The path to the Hirschsprung 🦌 is only for sure-footed hikers

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    • June 27, 2021

  • The so-called deer jump owes its name to a legend: one day a knight from Falkenstein Castle went hunting deer. After some time he sighted a magnificent deer, but the deer made it difficult for him because he was fast and agile. Driven by fear of death, the deer jumped over the gorge with a mighty leap and thereby escaped his pursuer.
    Such a rate is hard to imagine today given the gap, but it wasn't entirely impossible at the time. The gorge was only 9 m wide, but a deer can jump down as much as 10 m. Breitnau begins at this narrowest part of the Höllental.

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    hochschwarzwald.de/Attractions/Hirschsprung-im-Hoellental

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    • July 30, 2022

  • The so-called deer jump owes its name to a legend: One day a knight from Falkenstein Castle went on a deer hunt. After a while he spotted a magnificent stag, but the stag made it difficult for him because it was quick and nimble. Driven by fear of death, the stag jumped over the ravine with one mighty leap and thereby escaped its pursuer.
    Such a sentence is hard to imagine today, given the gap, but it was not entirely impossible at the time. The gorge was only 9 m wide, but a deer can jump downhill up to 10 m in length. Breitnau begins at this narrowest point in the Hell Valley.

    Source and further information
    hochschwarzwald.de/attraktionen/hirschsprung-im-hoellental-8e36787437

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    • August 21, 2021

  • Beautiful hike in the best weather and stop.

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    • April 20, 2018


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