Wahrzeichen Ochsenkopf

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Recommended by 51 out of 54 hikers


  • 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 Ochsenkopf actually called Ochsenkopf? Is there a stone somewhere that looks like an ox's head? No, not that, but there is a monument. At the summit you only have to follow the sign "Landmark" and after a few meters you will see the bull's head struck in rock. It could be a symbol of the Slavic god Radegast, but also a sign of alchemists or legend, an ox lost to a farmer up here.
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    • December 4, 2019

  • Wolfgang

    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


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

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    • November 29, 2019

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


  • Elevation1,010 m

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