Mountain Biking Highlight
The name derives from its outward appearance, as one of the rock formations resembles a hooded monk with some imagination. The term "glasses" derived the vernacular from the word glare (glow, shine, glow), since the rock shines with appropriate sunlight. According to legend, at this point a monk and a nun have broken their chastity rule, whereupon they were turned into stone for punishment.
August 17, 2017
The Glass Monk (formerly called Thorstein) is about 180 m above sea level. NN high cliff of sandstone in the nearby Halberstadt located Thekenbergen in the district of Harz in Saxony-Anhalt.The rock formation has emerged from the Counts Mountains in the Upper Cretaceous. It clearly dominates the surrounding forest and is therefore visible from afar.
June 18, 2017
In 1944, the first prisoner commando was housed in the so-called country house (a popular excursion restaurant). In the GDR era it was a restaurant and holiday resort of the VEB Elektroinstallation Sondershausen. Today the plant is in a neglected condition.
February 24, 2020
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