Mountain Biking Highlight
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.
October 15, 2019
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.
April 29, 2018
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.
October 1, 2020
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