Asenturm Ochsenkopf

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  • Andreas Platzl

    The Asenturm, which opened in 1923, is still considered the best place for a spectacular Ochsenkopf view. As the second highest mountain of the Fichtelgebirge, located at an altitude of 1,024 meters, 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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    • December 1, 2016

  • 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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    • October 5, 2017

  • Birgit

    Opening hours of the restaurant
    09.00 - 18.00 clock
    Closing Day
    Monday

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    • July 21, 2017

  • Timber

    As beautiful as the lifts are, the ascent of Fleckl or Bischofsgrün is better

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    • January 3, 2019

  • rob

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

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    • June 15, 2017

  • Churchy

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

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Christian

    Always great the Asenturm

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    • August 15, 2017

  • 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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    • October 7, 2017

  • Jörg

    The Ochsenkopf between Warmensteinach and Bischofsgrün in the Upper Franconian district of Bayreuth is at 1024 m above sea level. NHN [1] the second highest mountain of the Fichtelgebirge. Spatially it belongs to the main unit High Fichtelgebirge (394). [2] [1] Only a little to the east of this mountain, above the village Fichtelberg, spring the White Main as the right or northern source of the Main River and the Fichtelnaab, one of the source rivers of the Naab. This is exactly where the European watershed runs. The Naab flows south towards the Danube, the Main flows west to the Rhine.

    On the summit there is the managed Asenturm tower as a lookout tower and a radio tower for FM, digital radio and digital TV programs of the Bavarian Radio.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • Jörg

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

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    • May 3, 2018

  • Merlin

    Nice place to take a break with playground for small and big children. Beer garden is great in summer. The duck in the pub has turned us on properly but unfortunately was a tough flop (3x).

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    • May 11, 2018

  • 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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    • June 17, 2018

  • rob

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

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    • October 17, 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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    • December 3, 2017

  • Toro

    Nice view from the tower and a cozy restaurant. We did the tour in rainy weather, but even then nature is beautiful.

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    • December 17, 2017

  • rob

    Somewhat hidden lies the Ochsenkopf landmark. A nice view from up here and some peace near the summit.

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Biene

    You have to be a bit off-road to actually find the famous Ochsenkopf after the signpost to the landmark. On the rocks around you should take the time to walk around and look at the wonderful view in peace.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Biene

    The Südlift also runs in summer, the Nordlift only in winter.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Jörg

    ochsenkopf.info/aktuelles-vom-ochsenkopf Ideal to come with children to the summit.

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    • January 25, 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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    • September 30, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Class. Huge "thrown around" boulders, similar to the Goethe rock. On them you can do some gymnastics and enjoy the view of Bischofsgrün, but you should be sure-footed. The "landmark" is nothing more than a rock engraving of an ox's head only about 60 cm long (see photos).
    Search!

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    • September 30, 2018

  • ihikenature🏔

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

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Top hikes up to the ox head. If you climb the Asenturm you have a magnificent view far into the country.
    When climbing the mountain, you must bring sure-footedness and good shoes, unless you choose the easier but longer way.
    Top recommendation.

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    • December 4, 2019

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Why is the ox head actually called ox head? Is there a stone somewhere that looks like an ox's head? No, not that, but there is a monument. You just have to follow the sign "Landmark" at the summit and after a few meters you can see the bull head carved out of rock. It could be a symbol for the Slavic god Radegast, but also a sign of the alchemists or according to legend, an ox that was lost to a farmer up here.
    Source and further information
    br.de/berge/dossiers/rucksackradio-fichtelgebirge-ochsenkopf-100.html

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    • February 28, 2020


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

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