The engagement urn is a listed monument in the Alexisbad district of the city of Harzgerode. It is located on the rock spur of the Habichtstein on the right, eastern slope of the Selke valley high above the southern entrance to Alexisbad. In the immediate vicinity of the engagement urn is the stamp number 177 of the Harz hiking pin. The Selketalstieg, which runs along the cliff path here, leads along the urn. A little further east is the birch house.
March 9, 2019
Monument, stamp office, rest area and great view!
July 12, 2022
The cast iron vessel with this strange name is located on a cliff of the Habichtstein high above the Selketal. It was donated in 1845 by Württemberg nobles as a souvenir of their stay in the spa town of Alexisbad and placed in this exposed location. In the years 1961 and 1992 a comprehensive restoration of the peculiar work of art took place.
Already in the middle of the 19th century, the engagement urn was considered a beautiful and attractive hiking destination. This was not least due to the wonderful view of the Selketal and the southern part of Alexisbad. Nothing has changed to this day. Several benches and a small shelter provide the hiker with security and the opportunity to take a break. During this, the view of the urn and the houses of Alexisbad lying in the valley falls.
March 3, 2017
It even has my nickname on it and the most beautiful cliff in the Selketal.
April 23, 2022
Especially at sunset a great photo motif, but also otherwise :-)
One of the most beautiful stamping points of the HWN, a refuge invites you to rest.
August 18, 2021
The engagement urn memorial is located on the Habichtstein, the eastern slope of the Selketal valley high above the southern entrance to Alexisbad.
The name engagement urn was popularly known and an engagement in that sense is said to never have taken place here and is intended to commemorate the stay in Alexis Bad and the happy get-together of six noble, young couples from the Kingdom of Württemberg from September 10th to 13th, 1845 .
June 27, 2021
The engagement urn was erected in 1845/1846 on the Habichtstein high above Alexisbad by a group of aristocrats from Württemberg.
From Alexisbad you can reach the engagement urn from the center of the village via the signposted hiking trail and continue the tour along the cliff path to the Köthener Hut HWN 195.
For friends of the Harz hiking nobility you can find the stamp 177 here
October 28, 2021
The engagement urn was built in 1845/1846 on the Habichtstein high above Alexisbad by a group of Wuerttemberg nobles.
April 15, 2019
The cast-iron vessel with this strange name is located on a cliff of the Habichtstein high above the Selketal.
May 23, 2018
Engagement urn Alexisbad.
Here is the stamp 177 of the Harz hiking pin. A noble guest had the cast-iron urn erected on a cliff of the Habichtstein in 1845 in memory of his stay in Alexisbad.
Tip, if you arrive in Alexisbad above, cross the street and then take the hiking path towards Alexisbad "Zentrum" on the right. Unfortunately, the stamping site for the maid jump is only signposted on the left, but not the one for the engagement urn. The path to the engagement urn begins in the center at the Petruskapelle.
January 3, 2020
All the names of the ladies and gentlemen were engraved on the urn.
October 6, 2020
Great hiking destination with a fantastic view of the valley.
Steep slopes ... be careful with children and cones 😉.
May 24, 2021
"The engagement urn was erected in 1845/1846 on the Habichtstein high above Alexisbad by a group of aristocrats from Württemberg.
It was meant to be a reminder of a carefree stay for young noblemen in September 1845. One of them was a Prince von Hohenlohe-Oeringen, in whose foundry the exhibit was cast. The memorial is popularly referred to as the engagement urn because there has been speculation about the reason for its erection. "
June 22, 2021
Very nice ways. The course can be climbed from several sides. From difficult to easy.
January 2, 2020
Here you have a wonderful view of Alexisbad.
All the names of the lucky ones are engraved on the base.
October 6, 2020
The engagement urn, which has nothing to do with engagement, is described extensively in many places! The engagement urn and stamping point of the Harz hiking pin are the real attraction in the village, not forgetting of course the station of the Harz narrow-gauge railway.
June 28, 2021
At the engagement urn is the HWN stamp office 177. From there you have a wonderful view of Alexisbad and the Selketal.
July 4, 2021
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