The current tower on the Rauhen Kulm is the 5th observation tower.Nicolaus Apel built a wooden observation tower as early as 1807. There was a movable gold-plated sun above a hall, which is why the tower was also called the Sun Temple. Apple's tower existed until 1895 when the dilapidated structure was replaced by a new tower.This second tower was replaced in 1937 by a third tower 6 meters higher. Due to the weather, this platform had to be replaced by a new one in 1962; henceforth a 25 meter high steel construction with larch wood cladding was enthroned over the town of Neustadt am Kulm.On June 30, 1984, this fourth tower burned down within half an hour after being set on fire; the perpetrator has not yet been identified. In the following years, a fifth tower was built, which is still standing today.
The Barbaraberg with a Way of the Cross and the remains of the former pilgrimage church St. Barbara belongs to the Speinshart Abbey, two kilometers to the southwest.Traces of settlement from prehistoric times can be found on the Barbaraberg. In pre-Christian times there was a Slavic cemetery with 161 documented graves.
3 days ago
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Unfortunately I couldn't go to the Jackdaw Hole because of a "nature conservation" cordon.The tour description first goes to the Hohe Warte, then back to the transmitter mast, and then to the singer's house.Since I took part in the singer's house in front of it and had closed the castle anyway, I saved myself the descent. So I stayed right at the top.A wonderful varied tour.
November 17, 2020
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The tour begins from the book "Forgotten Paths", but the way back was too direct and too short for me. That's why I took a different path after the grandiose climbing path on the Röthelfelsen.
Anyone who is fascinated by moss-covered rock formations and boulders will be rewarded in Wichsenstein.
November 11, 2020