Asenturm Ochsenkopf

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 136 out of 142 hikers


  • Andreas Platzl

    Opened in 1923, the Asenturm is still considered the best place for a spectacular Ochsenkopf view. As the second highest mountain of the Fichtelgebirge, located at an altitude of 1024m, the view seems to sweep over all of Bavaria. Unfortunately, he also attracts some visitors who arrive not only on foot but also with the chairlift. Nonetheless highly recommended!

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    • 01/12/2016

  • rob

    Great view far over the entire region. Downstairs is a restaurant and a snack bar.

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    • 15/06/2017

  • UdoS

    The second highest mountain in the Fichelberg, but better developed than the Schneeberg, which means, the good view plus refreshments and if the feet no longer carry there is a mountain railway. If you are looking for more peace and quiet try Schneeberg. But the density of highlights around the Fichtlberg is z.b. with Weißmainfelsen and source etc. very high on small space

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    • 05/10/2017

  • Jörg

    Nice view from the tower into the Fichtelgebirge. Cozy restaurant with beer garden and many possibilities for leisure activities.

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    • 03/05/2018

  • Churchy

    The tower can be climbed for free at your own risk.

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    • 20/05/2018

  • UdoS

    Very nice view when you climb the tower, on the actual summit between the trees, the view is a bit limited

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    • 07/10/2017

  • rob

    Lookout tower with restaurant on the Ochsenkopf. Good to reach by lift.

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    • 17/10/2017

  • Toro

    A great view. Although we were there on a rainy day, but that was worth it. You see nature from a completely different angle.

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    • 03/12/2017

  • Melanie

    When the weather is nice, you have a great view over the Fichtelgebirge from the Asenturm (Schneeberg, Kösseine, Luisenburg, Wunsiedel ...).

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    • 17/06/2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Wonderful views up to 150 km around in good visibility. Only the Schneeberg opposite in the northeast is just higher and blocks the view of the Vogtland

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    • 30/09/2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Duplicate to "Asenturm Ochsenkopf"

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    • 30/09/2018

  • ihikenature🏔

    Great vantage point, in clear weather, the distance view is gigantic

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    • 28/12/2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    On the Ochsenkopf in 1876 an obelisk was set for land surveying. This is the remainder obtained.
    Quote: "In 1876, the Royal Saxon Land Surveying, led by Professor Nagel near the HDNP, erected a stone pillar in obelisk form, which was used for European grade measurement purposes Saxon surveying pillar in the history.The obelisk still visible is the rest of the pillar, which was originally much higher.
    Source and further information on the establishment of the state survey on the Ochsenkopf:

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    • 30/09/2018

  • Alexander

    Wonderful view from up here

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    • 26/01/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Asenturm Ochsenkopf’

Location: around Bischofsgrüner Forst, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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