Mountain Biking Highlight
The Glöckner, originally known as Klöckler, is a mountain with two rocky peaks and surrounding rocky seas and a popular lookout point on the Rennsteig in the Wartburg district in the Thuringian Forest. 
Near the 702.5 m above sea level. NHN  high rock group there are several inscriptions and monuments: 
the monument of the Ruhla forestry school - originally probably just a banal inscription dating an experimental planting "1813 was thought to be planted here" - has been expanded to include the initials of some students and is located on the eastern elevation
the founder of this Ruhla forest school, Oberforstrat Gottlob König, was honored with a rock seat on the western elevation - the "royal seat"
The inscription “1813 was planted here” was probably already supplemented by the forestry students with the addition “for 1871”. There was a lot of puzzling and speculation about the relationship between the two years. They cannot be associated with "patriodic feelings" after the unification of the empire, since the amendment was mentioned in 1830 by Julius von Plänckner and in 1858 by Carl Grebe.
At the request of the widow of the pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel, who died in the neighboring town of Marienthal, his name was carved on a granite stone as early as the 1860s
a list of names for the Rennsteig club members who fell in World War I and for Ludwig Hertel, the founder of the Ruhla club section who died in 1910, was carved on the western rock group
Another granite stone bears the name of the Rennsteig researcher Elisabeth Streller (1879–1939)
After the southern slope around the mountain summit had been covered by dense spruce forest since the GDR era, hurricane Kyrill left widespread damage in the fields in early 2007.
June 3, 2017
The short detour from the Rennsteig past the granite blocks of the Glöckner on a small root / stone trail is definitely recommended.
In addition, when the visibility is good, there is a wonderful view up to the Rhön.
The stone massif contains some memorial plaques or inscriptions from people associated with the Rennsteig.
September 16, 2020
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