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Katzenbuckelsee

Katzenbuckelsee

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Recommended by 530 out of 553 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald

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  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    The lake was created by infiltration of groundwater into a former quarry. Interestingly, even dry periods and periods of heavy precipitation have a direct impact on the water level of the lake.

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    • October 4, 2018

  • Anke 🤗

    This lake is a worthwhile destination any time of the year.
    In winter, when there is snow, it looks like enchanted there.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Anke 🤗

    The lake is also beautiful to look at from above

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    • January 31, 2021

  • AlbTraufgänger

    The Katzenbuckel is an extinct volcano and with 626 m the highest mountain of the Odenwald. On the mountain stands the observation tower Katzenbuckel. It is the place of Katzenbuckelsees (ex quarry) and the path of the crystals (nature trail). The Katzenbuckel rises in the nature park Neckartal-Odenwald in the district of the municipality Waldbrunn. Its summit is located 3 km west of their nucleus and 4 km east-northeast of the core town of Eberbach am Neckar. Waldkatzenbach lies at the southeastern foot of the slope. For the origin of the word "Katzenbuckel" there are various unsecured explanations. According to one, the figure of the mountain should have reminded the inhabitants of the curved back of a cat. Others derive the mountain name from the tribal name of the Chatten, which once had their main settlement area in northern and central Hesse; He also lives on behalf of the state of Hesse, which is only three kilometers away.

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Thomas Wolf

    The lake is pure relaxation, water, plants, tranquility and rocks. It's like a vacation in the mountains

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Stefan Fröhlich 😎🚒

    Is very easy to go hiking with a great lake.

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    • February 17, 2019

  • Hardi

    Lies on the side of the trail Katzenbuckel .. The small side trip worth it

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Dr. Knödelmeier

    On the hiking trails above the lake there are some places where the lake can be seen

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    • January 3, 2021

  • Diana Perez - A .

    Small, calm lake, worthwhile destination on Katzenbuckel

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    • June 3, 2022

  • JR on Tour

    Beautifully embedded in the wooded hilltops all around.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Elena

    It is very nice there, magic calm ...

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    • July 5, 2019

  • Thorsten

    Rewarding target at the cat hump

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Wir Wanderer

    A wonderfully small tour (about 2 km) very worth seeing.

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    • October 19, 2019

  • Fabi

    Really worth seeing! Very idyllic ...

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Anke 🤗

    The lake is always a worthwhile destination, in winter when there is snow it looks enchanted.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Ondschi

    small lake on the Katzenbuckel

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    • March 13, 2022

  • Ondschi

    the whole thing looks different from above 😉

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    • March 13, 2022

  • Rika123

    The Katzenbuckel is located in the Neckar-Odenwald district, Baden-Württemberg.
    - he is an extinct volcano
    - approx. 627 m above sea level NHN and the highest point in the Odenwald
    - There is a lookout tower (approx. 20 m high) and a geological educational trail "Path of the Crystals"
    - is located above Waldkatzenbach (a district of Waldbrunn) on the country road 524 between Mudau and Eberbach
    - Further information:
    - waldbrunn-odenwald.de/index.php?id=400
    - waldbrunn-odenwald.de/fileadmin/Dateien/Dateien/Katzensteig/Katzensteig_Flyer_Druck.pdf
    - waldbrunn-odenwald.de/fileadmin/Dateien/Dateien/Katzensteig/Karte_Katzensteig.pdf

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Andreas Keller

    Nice excursion destination in the Odenwald

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    • January 10, 2021

  • Wüstling

    Already older but the madness where the jumpers go down .. and that on the small hill

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    • March 5, 2021

  • Michael 🏞 🥾

    Very beautiful lake of the former quarry on Michelsberg.

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    • May 30, 2021

  • Marina Hofherr

    Idyllic lake in the former quarry. The path of the crystals leads around it at the upper edge, here you can learn a lot about the former volcano Katzenbuckel.

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    • April 22, 2021

  • Jochen

    Nice little crater lake below the Katzenbuckels - there is a parking lot right next to it - that's why there is usually a lot going on here, like today.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Monika L.

    The lake is nice to look at

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    • January 2, 2022


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