Bernsteinfels

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Recommended by 181 out of 187 hikers

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  • Maren Ingrid

    The amber is 693 m high in the northern Black Forest just around the corner from Bad Herrenalb. The summit of this mountain, which borders the Murg Valley on its eastern side, is formed by a six meter high rock with a large viewing plateau. From there you have a wonderful view of the northern Black Forest around you.

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    • September 26, 2017

  • Kauai

    The summit of this mountain is formed by a six-meter-high rock of red sandstone with a 25 square meters large viewing platform with bench and great views.

    See also: ka.stadtwiki.net/Bernstein_(Berg)

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Kauai

    If you are lucky, you can sit and enjoy the view of the Murg Valley and the Rhine plain. It is always a lot going on.

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    • December 5, 2016

  • Matthias Brandt

    Coming from Mahlberg, this is a highlight again. After a steep climb, you have a nice view of the valley.

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    • August 13, 2017

  • kongasedie

    Impressive place with beautiful views. Recommended in winter, then it is a little quieter here.

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    • February 19, 2017

  • Kauai

    There is usually a lot going on here. Popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers.

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    • December 5, 2016

  • Klaus1911

    Bernsteinfels with a very nice view of the Rhine Valley and the northern Black Forest.Schutzhütte and barbecue available.

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    • July 31, 2017

  • Jörg

    Top view of the lowlands. that's how I like it!

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    • September 30, 2018

  • Tom

    A few steps up the rock ... with a great view to Baden-Baden

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    • November 9, 2014

  • waikoloa

    From here you have a beautiful view of the Murg Valley up to the Vosges. On a clear day, you can see as far as Strasbourg Cathedral

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    • July 19, 2015

  • Marcus

    With me there was no view but just this circumstance made the rock appear even more impressive. The interesting structure of the sandstone did hers. The bowl-shaped depressions are said to originate from local historians of pagan times. Geologists speak of the forces of erosion. The amber is always interesting and worth a visit.

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Marcus

    With me there was no view but just this circumstance made the rock appear even more impressive. The interesting structure of the sandstone did hers. The bowl-shaped depressions are said to originate from local historians of pagan times. Geologists speak of the forces of erosion. The amber is always interesting and worth a visit.

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Alf

    From here you have a beautiful panoramic view.

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    • February 24, 2019

  • Armin

    Great view from the Black Forest to the Palatinate Forest.
    The climb is worth in every season.

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    • November 15, 2018

  • Biitii 105

    Geologically, the origin of amber reaches back to the Lower Triassic 240 million years ago. The summit of this mountain consists of rugged Middle Buntsandstein. The exposure of the mighty Buntsandstein blocks is a consequence of the lowering of the Upper Rhine Graben, which began about 50 million years ago. About 5 million years ago, a strong uplift and tipping of the trench edges began. In this time the actual emergence of the amber rock falls. Its present shape is the result of millennia during cold periods, ie ice ages, which in turn were interrupted by warm periods. Source: Wiki

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    • May 4, 2019

  • Kotschiro

    Great view, just a lot of people up there

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    • October 28, 2015

  • Marcus

    Beautiful exposed place. With me, unfortunately, totally foggy.

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    • February 2, 2019

  • Sabine

    We were on Easter Sunday, coming from Gaggenau, on top of the amber. On the way 2 Menschleins met, up 4, and on the way home not one. So it is not always busy up there, but always very nice to enjoy the view

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    • May 5, 2019

  • Biitii 105

    The name "amber" sounds a bit mystical, and who does not immediately think of Harz (and Jurassic Park)? But the name probably derives from the Old High German word for bear: "bero". The brown bear killed in Ruhpolding in 1835 is said to have been the last in Germany. Outside of Germany the bear stocks stabilize, and the local (amber) caves are still available; Let's take a look 🐻

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    • September 14, 2019

  • Dennis

    The view is unique in every weather and worthwhile. The bank is in good shape and invites you to pause :)
    There is also a refuge and barbecue area. Very nice place!

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    • 7 days ago

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Location: Bad Herrenalb, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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