Ottofels (HWN 27)

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  • Korngiebel

    The Ottofelsen, sometimes called "Ottofels", is a 36-meter-high granite cliff with stunning panoramic views in the vast eastern part of the Upper Harz between Brocken, Drei Annen Hohne and Wernigerode. It is one of the most beautiful and popular viewing rocks in the Harz.
    The ascent to the granite rock requires some skill and concentration, because it is only possible over a very steep staircase. The effort is then rewarded by the beautiful view. The view is enough u.a. to Brocken, to Wernigerode and far into the northern Harz foreland.
    Eponym of the rock is Prince Otto zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. This came from an old local noble family and rose in the Second Empire to the deputy Bismarck.
    The Ottofelsen shows the typical for granite Wollsack weathering. The attractive hiking destination can only be reached on foot. Nevertheless, this distinctive granite cliff is almost always well attended. The Ottofelsen is also one of the most popular Harz climbing rocks.
    As starting points for a hike to Ottofelsen u.a. the place Drei Annen Hohne, the parking lot at the Lossendenkmal in Thumkuhlental and the station "Steinerne Renne" the Harzquerbahn.

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    • September 4, 2018

  • Hendrik Heuer

    Beautiful panoramic view from the upper Ottofelsen to Brocken, imposing large rocks with Wollsackverweitterung

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    • August 12, 2016

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Starting point is the car park Thumkuhlenthal on the bundestraße. It leads a fairly steep forest road up to the Ottofelsen past the Wasserkunst.

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    • March 1, 2017

  • das Hase

    Great little climbing for children

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    • October 19, 2014

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • March 1, 2017

  • MOF

    There is no better view anywhere else. On the weekend here sometimes quite a lot going on - especially if the weather is nice. During the week, the rock is often alone and can enjoy the great views and tranquility.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • MOF

    All-round view, which can be seen!

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    • May 12, 2019

  • MOF

    One of the few natural paths that many people survive without any apparent loss.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    The climb is worth it!

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Dogtrekking HARZ

    Because of the stamp and the great view from the rock

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    • May 22, 2016

  • Thomas

    From the cliff head you have a magnificent view of the Upper Harz.
    The stamp office of the Harzer Wanderadel is located in front of the stairs.

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    • November 23, 2016

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Parking is on the main road - Thumkuhlental.

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    • April 1, 2017

  • Christian

    A real highlight that is just waiting to be climbed via the iron stairs. 😀

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Horst...

    Nice view from the rock. Good photo motive!

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    • August 31, 2016

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • March 4, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    The ascent is only for people who are free from giddiness. But the view is worth the effort

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    • December 10, 2017

  • Dustin de Wind

    Super panoramic view in clear weather direction Wernigerode and Brocken

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    • September 22, 2017

  • Tina Sierpinski

    Wikipedia: The Ottofels in the low mountain range Harz is about 36 m high and since 1964 designated as a natural monument granite rock formation near Hasserode in the district of Harz in Saxony-Anhalt. He was named after Prince Otto zu Stolberg-Wernigerode.
    The view is beautiful!

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    • September 22, 2018

  • Michael

    For the brave - but the view is worth seeing.

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    • September 30, 2018

  • Andreas Wiegmann

    Steep ladder worth climbing.

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    • December 29, 2018

  • Willigipfel

    Wonderful panoramic view from Brocken to Wernigerode.

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    • April 18, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    A great rock with a beautiful view 😊

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    • October 26, 2019

  • JR56

    In the Harz there are many beautiful viewpoints. One of the most beautiful and attractive of them is located in the northern Harz high above Wernigerode and is called Ottofels. He got his name from Prince Otto von Stolberg-Wernigerode. The Ottofels is one of the numerous Harz granite cliffs and is a natural monument.As with other cliffs of coarse-grained granite, the wool sack weathering is very pronounced on him. With a height of 36 meters, it represents an impressive rock. It has been equipped with a ladder system since 1892, which makes it possible to climb to its peak. Once at the top you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Harz mountains, valleys and can look far into the northern Harz foreland. Standing at 584 meters above sea level, Ottofelsen is also a popular stamp spot for the Harzer hiking nobility.ausflugsziele-harz.de/ausflugsziele-sehenswertes/natur-nationalpark/ottofelsen-steinere-renne.htm

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    • November 2, 2019

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • March 4, 2017


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Location: Wernigerode, Harz, Harz Mountains, Germany

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