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Ottofels (HWN 27)

Ottofels (HWN 27)

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  • Romy von Etappen-Wandern

    Well, strictly speaking, the Ottofelsen is just one of many cliffs and rocks in the Harz Mountains. What is now and then more reminiscent of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is also an integral part of the Harz Mountains: jagged cliffs, steeply towering rocks that often look like rocks thrown together. Sometimes even small bushes or trees manage to push their roots into the crevices. It looks like they spring straight out of the rock. Many of these Harz cliffs are natural monuments and almost each has its own legend. They are all formed by the weather or by rainwater and frost over many thousands of years. They are very rare in Central Europe outside the Alps.

    The 36 meter high Ottofelsen near Drei Annen Hohne was made accessible in 1892 using iron ladders and can be climbed. It is a bit of an adventure playground in nature and is definitely worth climbing. From Drei Annen Hohne you can visit the Ottofelsen as well as the Leistenklippe, Hohneklippen and Zeterklippen in one day. If you like to stop off, you should hike on to the Steinerne Renne.

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    • February 3, 2021

  • Very nice view from the rock itself.
    You should be free from vertigo, have sturdy shoes and be sure-footed.
    HWN stamp office.

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    • July 1, 2021

  • From the cliff head you have a wonderful view of the Upper Harz.
    The stamping point for the Harz hiking pin is in front of the stairs.

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    • November 23, 2016

  • Great little climbing for children

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    • October 19, 2014

  • Unfortunately, the small mountain trail to the rock no longer exists. You have to take the main road and fight your way from behind through an equally broken but reasonably accessible path to the rock. The climb is definitely worth it!

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    • July 9, 2021

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

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    • August 12, 2016

  • Despite the terrifying view (because of the trees) it was always a highlight

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    • September 3, 2021

  • The starting point is the Thumkuhlenthal car park on Bundestrasse. A fairly steep forest road leads up to the Ottofelsen past the Wasserkunst.

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    • March 1, 2017

  • Due to the tree dying you have a new view of the Ottofelsen, it is completely free of trees from the Turmkuhlental.
    It's a shame without trees, but the view is also very interesting.

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    • January 9, 2021

  • The Ottofelsen, sometimes also called "Ottofels", is a 36 meter high granite cliff with a wonderful panoramic view in the extensive eastern part of the Upper Harz between Brocken, Drei Annen Hohne and Wernigerode. It is one of the most beautiful and popular lookout rocks in the Harz Mountains.
    The ascent on the granite rock requires some skill and concentration, because it is only possible via very steep stairs. The effort is then rewarded by the beautiful view. The view extends to the Brocken, to Wernigerode and far into the northern Harz foreland.
    The rock is named after Prince Otto zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. This came from an old local noble family and rose to Bismarck's deputy in the Second Empire.
    The Ottofelsen shows the weathering of wool sacks typical of granite. The attractive hiking destination can only be reached on foot. Nevertheless, this striking granite cliff is almost always well attended. The Ottofelsen is also one of the most popular Harz climbing rocks.
    Suitable starting points for a hike to the Ottofelsen include the town of Drei Annen Hohne, the parking lot at the Lossendenkmal in Thumkuhlental and the "Steinerne Renne" train station on the Harzquerbahn.

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    • September 4, 2018

  • I don't even like to decide which is the most beautiful cliff, but the Ottofelsen is the one with the highest krippel factor😊
    USH🤘

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    • September 2, 2019

  • There are numerous beautiful viewpoints in the Harz Mountains. 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 on other cliffs made of coarse-grained granite, the wool sack weathering is very pronounced on it. With a height of 36 meters, it is an impressive rock. Since 1892 it has been provided with a ladder system that makes it possible to climb to its top. Once at the top you have a grandiose panoramic view of the Harz mountains and valleys and can look far into the northern Harz foreland. The Ottofelsen standing at 584 meters above sea level is also a popular stamping point for the Harz hiking pin.

    ausflugsziel-harz.de/ausflugsziel-sehenswerte/natur-nationalpark/ottofelsen-steinere-renne.htm

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    • November 2, 2019

  • is a worthwhile hiking destination

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    • June 26, 2021

  • 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

  • Very nice summit with a great view over the Harz

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • March 1, 2017

  • Nice view from the rock. Good photo motive!

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    • August 31, 2016

  • The climb is worth it!

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    • September 23, 2019

  • A great rock with a beautiful view 😊

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    • October 26, 2019

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

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    • July 29, 2020

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

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    • May 12, 2019

  • A gigantic rock the climb is worth it because you get a magnificent view

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    • June 5, 2019

  • Super panoramic view in clear weather direction Wernigerode and Brocken

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    • September 22, 2017

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

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    • June 27, 2021


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Location: Wernigerode, Harz, Harz Mountains, Germany

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