Mountain Biking Highlight
As early as 1585 a Degenberg lord of the castle had this plateau cleared and settled.Of the "12 properties with 80 people and 370 cattle" residing here in 1832, half were still there in 1928.
The people on the isolated Oberbreitenau always had to struggle with rough weather and poor soil. Only oats, potatoes and beets grew here and the harvest was often snowed in.The Bavarian state bought the abandoned property in the twenties, which now fell into disrepair.The areas planted with spruce trees have now been cleared again by the state forest management and the trenches have been filled in, so that the original condition and the spaciousness of the open area can be restored. A gravel path facilitates the inspection of the Oberbreitenau, in the adjacent magic forest, animal figures carved with a chainsaw inspire.The Oberbreitenau is also interesting for botanists and geologists. The raised bog area created by springs is a botanical excursion area. At the top of the rare plants is the Charles Scepter. The pale yellow foxglove, orchid and arnica are also strictly protected. Bogberries and cranberries, cotton grass, fatty grass and sundew grow on typical raised bog plants.
July 14, 2021
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