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Barbarine

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  • 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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    • December 19, 2016

  • Uwe

    Just great, you have to see.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • . 🤸‍♀️ ŕ𝓸м𝐲 🤸‍♀️ .

    A must if you've ever been to the Pfaffenstein. The Barbarine is a well-known landmark in Saxon Switzerland. It used to be a climbing rock, but has been closed for a number of years.

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Wanderklaus

    It is an adventurous worthwhile walk to this rock. It goes over ladders and stairs and then through narrow crevices. As a reward then the view of this lonely rock.

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    • May 30, 2018

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way on the Malerweg, stage 7.

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    • May 30, 2018

  • Peter

    The Barbarine is a landmark of Saxon Switzerland and easy to hike on the easy climb on the Pfaffenstein, beyond there are great views.

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    • August 29, 2018

  • Marishu

    It is the landmark of Saxon Switzerland. A must for all hikers.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • PeterStar

    A challenge for all rock climbers and observers.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • 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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    • December 27, 2016

  • Jana

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

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    • January 7, 2017

  • Mrs. Fluffs

    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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    • November 24, 2018

  • WanderWomen

    Definitely worth a visit at night !!!

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Jens🅱️👨‍🦯🚴‍♂️⛺️

    Extract from Wikipedia:The Barbarine is the most famous free-standing rock in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The 42.7 m high rock needle is a landmark of Saxon Switzerland. It was first climbed by mountaineers on September 19, 1905 and was declared a natural monument on December 13, 1978, after the rock had been closed to climbing three years earlier.

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Bert

    Beautiful view of the famous rock needle.

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    • May 24, 2017

  • Christoph Taupadel

    Famous freestanding "rock needle" in Saxon Switzerland. In the past also popular climbing rocks, but for the protection of the babarine since 1975 climbing on the needle is forbidden.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Günter Priebst

    Also rewarding in winter. Mountain restaurant in the winter months open only on weekends.

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    • February 12, 2018

  • Christian

    Imposing rock needle right on the Pfaffenstein.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • Arno Hesse

    whoever is here should not miss the barberine .... sher nice view

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    • May 5, 2018

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way to the Malerweg, stage 7. The arduous way over stairs and ladders as well as through narrow rock crevices is worthwhile to get a look at this lonely rock.

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    • May 30, 2018

  • 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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    • May 30, 2018

  • Marishu

    A must for all hiking enthusiasts.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • 🇩🇪 Jojo Action 🇩🇪

    Classic!

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    • November 4, 2018

  • Tino from [saxonyswitzerland©]

    Nice break and lookout point.

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    • January 28, 2019

  • Olaf

    The Barbarine is special. I like Pfaffendorf and its surroundings best in Saxon Switzerland.

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    • August 16, 2019


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

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