Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 63 out of 71 hikers


  • Michael wandert 🌄

    In 1891, a marriage was made under the oak tree. Previously, the lovers had hidden letters in a knothole of the oak tree. In the following years, more and more lovers use this knothole. Today, the groom oak even has its own postal address.
    The imposing oak is said to be more than 500 years old

    translated byView Original
    • October 16, 2017

  • Doris S.

    Old oak at the Dodau forestry. The "black owl on a pentagonal yellow background symbol" is attached to this oak. This tree must be protected as an individual creation of nature for scientific, natural history or regional reasons or because of its rarity, peculiarity or beauty. (§ 28 BNatSchG)

    translated byView Original
    • January 11, 2020

  • Gerhard & die Hundeboygroup 🐾 👣 🐾

    It's really funny when a postman actually puts letters in the tree. I experienced it many years ago 😊

    translated byView Original
    • January 19, 2019

  • Mo

    The Dodau forester's daughter (Mrs. Ohrt) and the son of a Leipzig chocolate manufacturer (Mr. Schütte-Felsche) loved each other, but were not allowed to come together according to their parents' wishes. Therefore, they wrote letters that they deposited in a knothole of the old oak. The parents, however, could be retuned and the two married in 1891, of course, under the oak.
    More and more lovers used in the following years, the knothole for letter writing until 1927 a leader had to be hired and the post office began to deliver letters here.
    Since then: Who writes a contact ad or whatever "Bräutigamseiche, Dodauer Forst, 23701 Eutin", whose letter is deposited by the post office in the knothole. And whoever wants and is interested can come and take letters (and, of course, answer them).
    And there is also a legend about planting. More under

    translated byView Original
    • November 30, 2019

  • FMali

    A very special place.

    translated byView Original
    • January 19, 2019

  • JR56

    The bridegroom oak is an oak in the Dodauer Forst near Eutin in Schleswig-Holstein. For a long time, it was the only tree in the world with its own mailing address and brought marriage partners into contact via a dead

    translated byView Original
    • February 3, 2020

  • codo786

    Great: a tree with its own postal address and up to 40 letters a day!
    To all singles: go there - find a nice letter and answer! :-)))

    translated byView Original
    • March 22, 2020

  • 🐾Maureen & die Chihuahuas🐾

    Now we were there for the second time and I like this oak, a beautiful old tree. Today there were 3 nice letters inside. So if you want to get to know someone in a special way, you should take the path yourself.

    translated byView Original
    • June 23, 2020

  • Wiebke

    There is always one or the other letter in the knothole of the bridegroom's oak. Great for meeting people or making pen pals

    translated byView Original
    • February 13, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Bräutigamseiche

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Eutin, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


  • Elevation80 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Eutin