Birkenkopf (Monte Scherbelino)

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  • Klaus Becker

    The birch head is 511m high. On the mountain, the debris of the city of Stuttgart were deposited after the Second World War. Hence the colloquial name Monte Scherbelino. Because of its altitude and location, of course, a beautiful vantage point.

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    • 15/06/2017

  • Marius

    The birch head was raised by 40m after the Second World War by the dumping of 1.5 million cubic meters of debris from the city of Stuttgart.

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    • 06/07/2014

  • Lennart

    At Easter and the last weekend of the summer holidays there is a service on the Birkenkopf. Definitely worth seeing
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    • 26/05/2016

  • Ralf

    Nice view of the Stuttgart city center. Here, the remnants of the bombed-out inner city were transported after World War II to make room for the reconstruction of the city center. Since then, the birch head is 40 meters higher.

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    • 14/07/2018

  • The Walking Dad

    The Birkenkopf is a 511 m high mountain in the urban area of ​​Stuttgart. It is the highest point in the inner city and rises almost 300 m above the level of the Neckar. It is located south of the urban district of Stuttgart-Botnang and is still part of the urban district of Stuttgart-West.

    Between 1953 and 1957, the mountain grew by about 40 meters, as deposited on its hill over 1.5 million cubic meters of debris from the Second World War, which was created during the bombing nights of the so-called "air war." At the summit, there are still many façade remains of destroyed buildings. In the vernacular the mountain is therefore also called Monte Scherbelino. A panel attached to the rubble reminds of its origin with the inscription:

    This mountain after the Second World War piled up from the rubble of the city stands as a reminder to the victims in memory of the living.
    From the summit, the view extends from the Stuttgart-Süd, which is hidden from Karlshöhe, to the entire inner city and with clear views to the Swabian Alb, the Northern Black Forest and the lowlands. The summit was provided with a cross made of wood since 1953, which was replaced in 2003 by a steel cross. Even today, on summer Sundays, there are morning prayers of the Protestant parish, always at eight in the morning in all weathers and starting on Easter Sunday. The last worship takes place at the beginning of September.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • 24/12/2017

  • VG

    A memorial with a view over Stuttgart.

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    • 20/09/2016

  • Haiko

    Great view of Stuttgart

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    • 15/05/2017

  • Lotte

    Breathtaking view and that so close.

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    • 31/10/2017

  • The Walking Dad

    Those who live in the area call the birch head "Mt Scherbelino", because the "shards" come from Stuttgart and the surrounding area. The rubble that originated in World War II in the estate.

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    • 24/12/2017

  • Sansley

    If you walk in on the main path and continue around the whole perimeter, the path behind the rubble will take you out a different, stairway path you may not have noticed on the way in (before and to right of main entrance sign).

    • 04/08/2018

  • SpecialGuest

    Exciting what you find here everything.

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    • 09/05/2017

  • Jan

    About 40m of the mountain are rubble from World War II.

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    • 12/10/2018

  • MarcusH.

    The birch head was between 1953 and 1957 with rubble of the city of Stuttgart from the Second World War increased by about 40 meters (or heaped up).

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    • 17/11/2018

  • Jan

    But the view from up here is worth the climb.

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    • 17/11/2018

  • Th. Bauer

    Rubble debris of World War II still visible from Stuttgart. Lizards abound.

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    • 13/07/2018

  • Jan

    Madness. 40 m of debris. Great view by the way.

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    • 26/08/2018

  • Michelle

    Great view over Stuttgart

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    • 20/09/2018

  • Jan

    Alone the view is worth the climb.

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    • 18/11/2018

  • Marcel Bei

    From here you have a great view over the whole of Stuttgart and into the Remstal.
    At the "summit", fragments of the destroyed buildings were left to commemorate.

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    • 04/04/2019

  • Roland Lang

    Spectacular view of Stuttgart. Historic place

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    • 14/04/2019

  • Carsten

    Perfect view of Stuttgart

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    • 23/04/2019

  • Carsten

    Perfect view of Stuttgart

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    • 23/04/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Birkenkopf (Monte Scherbelino)’

Location: in Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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