Mountain Biking Highlight

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Recommended by 102 out of 103 mountain bikers


  • Gabriele

    The snorer cliffs consist of two approximately 20 m approximately 25 m to 28 m high rock towers and belong to the Brockengranitstock. You have a significant Wollsack weathering on.
    A special feature of the cliffs is the deflection of the compass needle from its north direction due to the presence of magnetite in the rock.
    When blowing southeast, the cliffs generate strange sounds similar to human snoring.
    Hence the name Schnarcherklippen.
    Due to the Wollsack weathering, the cliffs offer sport climbers an ideal terrain.
    On his third trip to the Harz Mountains in September 1784, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also visited the Schnarcherklippen. These were mentioned in Faust I and Faust II:
    See the trees behind trees,
    as they move quickly,
    and the cliffs that bend over,
    and the long rock noses,
    how they snore, how they blow!
    (Fist I)
    The Blocksberg remains a very comfortable place,
    Wherever you go, you will find yourself especially.
    Mrs. Use watches for us on her stone,
    At his height, Heinrich will be alert,
    The snorers are snapping at the misery,
    But everything is done for a thousand years.
    Faust II

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    • October 15, 2019

  • Jan ko

    The snorer cliffs are an impressive, two-towered granite rock formation. On the one rock there is a viewpoint. Height: up to 671m. NN.

    A special feature of the cliffs is the deflection of the compass needle from its north direction due to the presence of magnetite in the rock. Source: Wikipedia.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Hexe

    Incredibly nice, here you can also meet climbers

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    • June 29, 2019

  • Steffen

    Whoever does not see the snorer is one himself.

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    • September 2, 2020

  • Die Kuhlen

    Definitely worth a visit - great view!
    Be careful with the stairs which are quite steep, sturdy shoes are an advantage 👍🏼

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    • June 9, 2020

  • Zens

    From the top you have a very nice view

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    • June 25, 2020

  • Heiko M.

    If you want to go to stamp number 14 of the Harz hiking needle, you shouldn't show up too late in the day, otherwise it will be quite dark at the box
    The stamp box is quite carelessly just like that between the trees, no shelter just a bench 10 m away.
    The snore cliffs are a real highlight.
    I now save myself copying a Wikipedia text without citing the source.

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    • October 1, 2020

  • Kitty

    Absolutely worth seeing! If you push yourself up, please be careful with the steps. They are very steep in places and very slippery, especially when there is a little rain!

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    • October 12, 2020

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