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.
"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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