Houbirg

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  • Christofer

    The Houbirg is a mountain near Happurg in Middle Franconia with a departed Celtic oppidum of the same name. Remains of the still ten-meter high walls, which cover an area of ​​almost one square kilometer in length of 4.5 kilometers. In addition, a prehistoric site, a stables and a complex of tunnels erected as part of the underground relocation testify to the history of the survey.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • 〽️Markus

    The word Houbirg is split into two words in "Birg" and "Hou". Birg comes from the word "bergen", which means "retreating to the mountain" for defense purposes, and Hou is related to the word "Hag", which means thorn bush, enclosure and fortified place.

    The Houbirg is one of the largest Celtic hill settlements in southern Germany, which was surrounded by a 4.5 km long ring wall (see Nuremberg city wall: 4 km).

    First settlement records go to about 1600 BC. Back. It is believed that the site was built in two main settlement phases, the urnfield period (around 900-800 BC) and the early Celtic (about 500 BC), when it was finally expanded by the Celtic latency culture ,

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Biene

    Do not just look at the caves, but go up and enjoy the view. Many stones offer themselves for a break with a fantastic view. Absolute highlight! But do not go too far!

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Rombea

    Hohler Fels is a natural karst cave. In addition to the cave, the neighboring rock face also bears this name. The south-opened cave is located at 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

  • Michi

    Breathtaking view. To recommend Archt at night!

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    • April 30, 2017

  • Christian

    Wonderful view over the Happurger reservoir

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    • November 18, 2018

  • QUENKER

    Up in the cave, there is a tiny slip-out that thrills as an adventure 6-year-old.

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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

  • Silvie

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

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    • October 3, 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

  • Rombea

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

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    • August 19, 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

  • Painhunter

    Gigantic view of the Happurger reservoir!

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    • July 15, 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

  • Hartmut/Karin

    Great view of the lake

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    Perfect resting place with fantastic views

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    • September 12, 2019

  • Arne Stueben

    Solid shoes.

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    • September 14, 2019

  • Michael Eichhorn

    Grandiose view of the Happurger reservoir invites you to rest

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    • September 29, 2019

  • Rombea

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

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    • October 1, 2019


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

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