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.
September 4, 2018
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!
September 22, 2018
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
November 2, 2019
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