Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 133 out of 140 hikers


  • Christopher

    The Barbarine is one of the most famous features of Saxon Switzerland. Her fairy-tale character inspired already in the 19th century storytellers and mountaineers to make her part of the history of the region. According to a legend, the Barbarine is said to be a petrified virgin petrified by her mother out of disobedience and now dwelling there as a memorial to disobedient children. To a part of their fame also contributes to the mountaineering first ascent of the sandstone needle in 1905.

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    • 19/12/2016

  • Torsten

    "The Barbarine is the best-known free-standing rock in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge.The 42.7 m high pinnacle is considered a landmark of Saxon Switzerland.It was climbed on 19 September 1905 for the first time by mountaineers and was on 13 December 1978 a natural monument after the rock had been closed to climbing three years earlier. " Wikipedia

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    • 27/12/2016

  • Jana

    The Barbarine is one of the most beautiful freestanding rocks in Saxon Switzerland.

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    • 07/01/2017

  • Bert

    Beautiful view of the famous rock

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    • 24/05/2017

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way to the Malerweg, stage 7. After having overcome the ladders and stairs and pushing through all the crevices, you will be rewarded by the view of the rock column.

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    • 30/05/2018

  • Marishu

    A must for all hiking enthusiasts.

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    • 20/09/2018

  • 🇩🇪 Jojo Action 🇩🇪


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    • 04/11/2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    A small path leads to the lookout point on the Barbarine. Beautiful and with an equally great view. In front of the path you can sit on the stones and enjoy the sun in good weather. I loved it up there and could have stayed forever.

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    • 24/11/2018

  • Heiko

    It's not possible without Barbarine.

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    • 24/09/2016

  • Uwe

    A must for every hiker.

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    • 25/05/2017

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Barbarine’

Location: in Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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