Teufelskanzel & Hexenaltar

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Recommended by 172 out of 185 hikers


  • Wildrocker🌍

    A wooden billboard gives valuable information ... otherwise you walk smoothly past, it is once again about inconspicuous heaps of stones 😉

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    • April 10, 2019

  • Rob Ert

    From this rock formation you have a great view over to Wurmberg.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • JR56

    These are the most famous rock formations of the Harz - Teufelskanzel and Hexenaltar. These two granite cliffs on the Brocken Peak have even found their way into world literature. When Johann Wolfgang von Goethe made his first chunk ascent in the winter of 1777, he was fascinated by these two rudiments of the Earth's Middle Ages.
    The Devil's Chancellery and the Witch Altar were then inspiration for the Walpurgisszene in "Faust". Legend has it that at Walpurgis, on the night of May 1, the witches and the devils meet at these two rock formations. However, the names of these two granite cliffs date back to pagan times in which such exposed sites were used as places of worship.
    The granite cliffs called Devil's Chancellery and Witch Altar are already a few years old. Presumably around 300 million years, because at that time the Harz Mountains and with them the Brocken Massif began to develop.
    The two cliffs are easy to reach for Brocken visitors on the Brockenrundweg. On a clear day you have a wonderful view of the Wurmberg near Braunlage with its distinctive ski jumping facility. Also as a photo motive, the two cliffs are ideally suited.ausflugsziele-harz.de/ausflugsziele-sehenswertes/natur-nationalpark/teufelskanzel-hexenaltar-brocken.htm

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Manuuu

    Beautiful rock formations with a great view.

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    • July 31, 2018

  • Bayer.Bremen

    Nice view and goose bumps included. ,

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    • August 9, 2018

  • Manuuu

    Rock formations with a great view.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Beata B.

    • March 26, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    To visit with the great view on the circular route of Brockenplateau.

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    • July 23, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    Nice rock formation. The chunk can be seen in good visibility. Interesting details about the story on the information board, spookey :-)

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    • December 17, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Beautiful rocks on the Brocken circular route

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Manuuu

    The Teufelzkanzel, as it is right, is still the witches altar. 2 rock formations on the Brockenrundweg.

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    • August 26, 2018

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Location: Schierke, Harz, Harz Mountains, Germany


  • Elevation1,170 m

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