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Houbirg

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  • Christofer

    The Houbirg is a mountain near Happurg in Middle Franconia with a gone Celtic oppidum of the same name. Remains of the walls, some of which are still ten meters high, have survived, encompassing an area of almost one square kilometer with a length of four and a half kilometers. In addition, a prehistoric site, a castle stable and a gallery complex built as part of the U-relocation testify to the history of the survey.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Biene

    Be sure not only to look at the caves, but to climb up and enjoy the view. Many stones are ideal for a rest with a fantastic view. Absolute highlight! But don't go too far!

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Silvie

    Great view - here you can take a break and enjoy the view.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    The word Houbirg is divided into two words: "Birg" and "Hou". Birg comes from the word "bergen", which means something like to withdraw on the mountain for defense and Hou is related to the word "Hag", which means thorny bushes, fencing and fortified place.

    The Houbirg is one of the largest high-altitude Celtic settlements in southern Germany, which was enclosed by a ring wall approximately four and a half kilometers long (compare Nuremberg city wall: four kilometers).

    The first evidence of settlement dates back to around 1600 BC. BC back. It is believed that the plant was built in two main phases of settlement, in the urn field period (approx. 900 - 800 BC) and in the early Celtic period (approx. 500 BC), it was finally expanded by the Celtic Laten culture .

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Rombea

    Hollow rock is a natural karst cave. In addition to the cave, the neighboring rock face also bears this name. The cave, open to the south, is 546 m above sea level. NN Höhe.Grandiose view of the surrounding area, nice seats for a rest with a view of the Happurger reservoir.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Rombea

    Beautiful view from the hollow rock to the reservoir and the surrounding area.

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Rombea

    The "Hohle Fels" with its magnificent view of the reservoir and the surrounding area is a must

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Rombea

    View from the "Hohler Fels" on the reservoir. The climb is worthwhile.

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    • October 1, 2019

  • Michi

    Breathtaking view. Also recommended at night!

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    • April 30, 2017

  • Christian

    Wonderful view over the Happurger reservoir.

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    • November 18, 2018

  • QUENKER

    At the top of the cave there is a tiny slip outside that thrills 6-year-olds as an adventure.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • KlausMenge

    From Pommelsbrunn you can start from the S-Bahn station. Just go in the direction of the pub and follow the red signs (1000hmtr ...). I ran counterclockwise and found this variant good. There are many vertical meters to practice and great views. The round is the southern part of the 1000-Höhenmeterweges and the nicer part. The marks are very good. However, I did not find a rest stop. But Pommelsbrunn is nearby and the Naturfreundehaus there is open on weekends (ask in low season!)

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Ingo

    Great view! Nice family hike.

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    • April 1, 2017

  • Alexander

    Nice view of the valley.

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    • June 20, 2017

  • Mpaege

    Nice place to have a picnic.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • APunkt

    A walk here is really worthwhile.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    Perfect resting place with fantastic views

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    • September 12, 2019

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    A gigantic view. Perfect resting place. Do not lean too far to get the perfect picture. Risk of falling! Safety first. :-D

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    Very impressive rock gate with an adjacent cave of the same name.

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    • September 14, 2019

  • Manuela

    Beautiful panorama. Happurger Reservoir ahead.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Bea👣on👣Tour

    Even if it's a steep climb, it's worth it. Great view.

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    • December 18, 2020

  • Hartmut/Karin🍀🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️

    Great view of the lake

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Arne Stueben

    Solid shoes.

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    • September 14, 2019

  • Michael

    Grandiose view of the Happurger reservoir invites you to rest

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    • September 29, 2019


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Location: Happurg, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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