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Teufelsstein

Teufelsstein

Mountain Biking Highlight

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Recommended by 211 out of 214 mountain bikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Vosges du Nord

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  • Holger

    Beautiful viewpoint, hub of countless trails, choose the right exit ....

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    • July 19, 2019

  • Edemey

    The Teufelsstein is located on the top of the mountain of the same name. It shows clear traces of processing and probably served as a cult object in earlier times.
    Carved steps lead to the top, where there is a depression. It is interpreted as a sacrificial bowl for religious rites of the Celts. A blood gully runs down beside the steps.
    Until 1981, a gondola lift ran up here from the premises of the Dürkheim Sausage Market.
    Source: wandern-in-der-pfalz.kruemelhuepfer.de/TARGETS/Seeswuerdigkeit/teufelsstein-bad-duerkheim

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Thomas Fischer 🚵🏻

    Crazy how this giant stone drones there. There are many options for descending towards Bad Dürkheim. I like to go down the steep trail directly on the Teufelsstein (in Komoot as a highlight "Teufelsstein stairs")

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    • July 2, 2020

  • huweidhaas

    A natural monument, beautiful view of Limburg

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Zoppo59⚡️

    Not so diabolical on closer inspection, but still worth seeing.

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    • August 17, 2020

  • Andreas

    A great place for a picnic.

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    • November 9, 2020

  • jonnyduck🦆

    Located above Bad Dürkheim, easily accessible via Sonnenwenstrasse or Lindemannsruhe.

    Great view of the Limburg monastery ruins (others have already explained the legend)

    Tip: There is also a well-hidden geocache here

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    • April 4, 2021

  • Arno

    The following legend is told about the area:

    “Once, when the Limburg monastery was built on the mountain opposite the Teufelsstein, the monks used the devil as a construction helper. They had persuaded him that they wanted to build an inn and in this way persuaded him to pile the huge blocks of stone on top of each other. It was only when the bells rang out for the ceremonial consecration of the basilica after the system was completed that the devil noticed the fraud. Full of rage, he wanted to grab the huge boulder on the opposite mountain and hurl it at the new monastery. But God protected the monks, the stone became soft as butter. Then the devil sat on it, and his buttocks, feet, and tail left imprints that are still visible to this day..."


    The mountain station of the gondola lift was destroyed by arson
    In the book he published, Die picturesque and romantic Rheinpfalz, Franz Weiß dedicated an epic poem to the legend of the Teufelsstein, which ends as follows:

    "Still resting on the same spot
    a silent witness and alone,
    where he fell from the lord of hell,
    on a high mountain – the Teufelsstein.”[2]

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    • March 28, 2020

  • E-Norbert

    Right on the stone over: short, crisp descent only for experts
    Left of the stone: beautiful curved single trail

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    • October 5, 2020

  • Jens M.

    Nice vantage point, some trails start from here 😄🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️

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    • April 2, 2021

  • 🚴‍♀️🆘🐗Faustus Heroldus 🥨💪🦸

    If you climbed the steps and look at the surroundings, you realize that the stone must have come here as if from👿🤘devil's hand.🙃

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    • March 6, 2022

  • Jochen

    Horny trail descent technically demanding

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    • August 1, 2022

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