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Wahrzeichen Ochsenkopf

Wahrzeichen Ochsenkopf

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  • 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

  • Helmut
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    • June 30, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    In order to walk the paths of the Ochsenkopfes, good shoes and some surefootedness are essential.

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    • December 17, 2020

  • 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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    • September 23, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wolfgang Strauß

    Very nice extensive hikes possible

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Armin Bock©️

    Short detour under the lift lane.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • HINTERINDIEN_DE

    A quiet landmark of the Ochsenkopf - and a highlight of the HINTERINDIEN.DE tour no. 120

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    • November 29, 2019

  • Witwe Bolte

    This is a duplicate of "Landmark Ochsenkopf" komoot.de/highlight/836926. (G)
    Additionally the position of the HL is wrong.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Armin Bock©️

    Thank goodness now signposted, otherwise it would be difficult to find.

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Armin Bock©️

    The landmark is well signposted, otherwise it would be hard to find.

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    • September 22, 2020

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

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