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Wahrzeichen Ochsenkopf

Wahrzeichen Ochsenkopf

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  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    The name "Ochsenkopf" appears in mining files for the first time in 1495, when Lorenz von Ploben from Nuremberg was given the fiefdom of the mine on the Fichtelberge "near the Ochsenkopf". That should be the first reference to the bull's head carved into a rock on the mountain top, which can still be seen today.
    Source from bayern-fichtelgebirge.de

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    • November 11, 2021

  • Timber

    Chiselled into the granite of the Ochsenkopf summit we find two landmarks. The first in the northwestern summit area in a rock, the second a little further below the trail towards Bischofsgrün. Both seem to be relatively old.

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    • July 1, 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 memorial. At the summit you just have to follow the sign "Landmark" and after a few meters you will see the bull's head carved into the 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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    • December 4, 2019

  • Chris S_trandläufer

    Be careful, it can be very icy!

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    • January 29, 2022

  • Helmut
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    • June 30, 2020

  • Claus

    The Ochsenkopf is always worth a trip. You can visit him at any time of the day or night. It's always great to look at. Sunrises and sunsets are always wonderful.

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    • September 12, 2020

  • rangerjacke

    From here you have the best view to the north and west. Very quaint on the stones.

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    • January 31, 2021

  • Kjetil

    A must-see of the ox head

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    • March 30, 2021

  • 19Marika97

    From here you have a wonderful view and you can rest on the big rocks.

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    • August 10, 2021

  • Jan P.

    Very lonely in constant rain

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    • August 23, 2021

  • Wolfgang Strauß

    Very nice extensive hikes possible

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Matthias

    The Ochsenkopf offers a wide range of leisure activities. On its summit the Asenturm invites you to linger. For hikers is a very well-developed network of trails available

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    • July 19, 2019

  • Kellogs

    Several ways lead to the Ochsenkopf. By and large, there is something for everyone. Sufficient food is recommended, as the inn is "only" a day cottage and closes relatively early. The observation tower offers a magnificent view of the region and is also accessible outside the hut opening hours.

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    • August 6, 2019

  • Lars

    The landmark - an ox head, how could it be otherwise - is not far from the summit and can be reached via a stony path, clearly signposted.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Great view of the Fichtel Mountains.

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    • May 20, 2021

  • Helmut

    It is a shame that the highlight "Second ox head landmark" that was also set has been removed here or has been combined with it.
    It was not a duplicate (Timber refers to it) and the position was not given incorrectly.
    @ Widow Bolde: Next time, please do better research ...

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    • August 14, 2020

  • gisela dittrich

    Partly treadless on the way over stony paths, but wild and romantic. Still accessible now, first cross-country skiers on the Bleaml Alm practice slope.

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    • December 17, 2020

  • Ar〽️in Bock ©️

    Great view, beautiful location

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    • May 22, 2021

  • 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 memorial. At the summit you just have to follow the sign "Landmark" and after a few meters you will see the bull's head carved into the 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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    • August 10, 2021

  • 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 memorial. At the summit you just have to follow the sign "Landmark" and after a few meters you will see the bull's head carved into the 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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    • May 20, 2021

  • 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 memorial. At the summit you just have to follow the sign "Landmark" and after a few meters you will see the bull's head carved into the 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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    • August 10, 2021

  • 🍃MIKE🍃

    You have to see it. Nice place to stay.

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    • November 3, 2021

  • Andi 😎🚴

    Great view of Bischofsgrün. Very attractive, especially in winter.

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    • December 26, 2021

  • Ar〽️in Bock ©️

    Short detour under the lift lane.

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    • June 21, 2020


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

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