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Sophienkreuz (Weißes Kreuz)

Sophienkreuz (Weißes Kreuz)

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  • Tom

    375 m above sea level on the highly visible Hirschstein is the "Sophia Cross", in the vernacular but usually known as the "White Cross". The then ruling Prince Heinrich XX. Reuss Elder line had it erected in 1838 in memory of his deceased first wife, Princess Sophie von Lowenstein-Wertheim. She died at the age of only 29 years. It was knocked down in the years 1886, 1907, 1948 and 1984 by lightning or storm effects, and then rebuilt again and again in its previous form. Since 1952 it is under monument protection, so that its further preservation is secured. The new paint finish in 2000 gives the 12 m high monument its unmistakable appearance. Today, the "White Cross" and the Hirschstein is a popular destination with a beautiful view of the city of Greiz and the valley of the White Elster.

    (Https://greiz.de)

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Ronny

    From up here you have a nice view of Greiz. The white cross offers a nice photo opportunity.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Daniel & Diana auf Tour🚶🏼‍♂️🚶🏼‍♀️

    With a fantastic backdrop on Greiz.

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    • September 27, 2020

  • Daniel & Diana auf Tour🚶🏼‍♂️🚶🏼‍♀️

    The fantastic view of Greiz

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    • September 27, 2020

  • Tommy Apel 1988

    A worthwhile but arduous climb 😀

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Tommy Apel 1988

    Difficult climb as the last part of the Elsterperlenweg but very worthwhile

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    • October 19, 2020

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Location: Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

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