Klopstock-Eiche

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Recommended by 17 out of 18 hikers

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  • AppWanderer

    Impressive tree!

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    • October 5, 2014

  • Kerstin

    An old, venerable tree. Just beautiful!
    The name was given to the tree in memory of the poet Klopstock, who wrote the following in a poem:
    Because you, a flexible spring shoot
    For smaller things,
    Are, if bigger,
    Oak that stands the hurricane.

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    • July 6, 2018

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    The Klopstock oak is really an impressive tree, the trunk circumference is huge. It is also just a few steps from the path, it is worth to take a look here.

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    • July 23, 2018

  • JR56

    The imposing ancient pedunculate oak beneath which Klopstock - as they say - wrote his ode in 15 verses, is a popular photo motif among hikers. In the footsteps of Klopststock, a cobblestone alley leads to the famous Stintenburg island. One wonders: Where is the carriage? At the transition to the island, the bridge house is on the left. At a drawbridge he took care that unpleasant guests of the small island and the count's manor house stayed away.
    Source and other interesting information: deutschlandfunk.de/schaalsee-natur-oase-zwischen-zwei-laendern.1242.de.html?dram:article_id=367462

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Jan

    The crown of this monumental oak is wider than high! The height is: 17 m, the crown diameter 24 m.
    Whether Klopstock was ever here is controversial. However, the poet was a friend of the oak. He liked to use the phrase "German Oak" as a nationalistic methaper for Germany:
    Because you, a flexible spring shoot
    For smaller things,
    Are, if bigger,
    Oak that stands the hurricane.

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    • October 4, 2019

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Location: Zarrentin am Schaalsee, Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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