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Großer Falkenstein

Großer Falkenstein, 94227 Lindberg, Germany

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About Großer Falkenstein

A 1,315 metres (4,314 ft) high mountain in the Bavarian Forest. The hike takes you through an area of rocky terrain with a gorge and stream that has several waterfalls and numerous runnels descending to the Höllbachschwelle, a small lake.



Attractions near Großer Falkenstein

Großer Arber11.07km from Großer Falkenstein

Highest peak of the Bavarian Forest mountain range with an elevation of 1,455.5 metres (4,775 ft). It is known in the Lower Bavarian county of Regen and the Upper Palatine county of Cham as the "King of the Bavarian Forest". Its summit region consists of paragneiss- a type of metamorphic rock. Two buildings owned by the German Air Force together with their radomes are situated on the summit.

Großer Rachel14.18km from Großer Falkenstein

Raising 1,452 m above sea level, it is the second highest summit in the Bavarian Forest after the Großer Arber. It has a rocky summit and in winter, the mountain can often only be climbed with touring skis or snowshoes because of the metre-high snow.

Lusen Mountain23.07km from Großer Falkenstein

4,450 feet (1,360 m) high mountain peak in the Czech Republic–Germany border. The peak is popular for hiking in both summer and winter, with a separate winter trail which is usually cleared of snow.

Walhalla77.3km from Großer Falkenstein

Hall of fame that honours laudable and distinguished people in German history – "politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue". The hall is a neo-classical building above the Danube River and displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts covering 2,000 years of history, beginning with Arminius, victor at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in AD 9.

Old Stone Bridge86.61km from Großer Falkenstein

A 12th-century bridge across the Danube linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river. The bridge has historically caused problems for traffic on the Danube. It causes strong currents which required upstream shipping with insufficient power to be towed past it until 1916.

Weltenburg Abbey108.65km from Großer Falkenstein

A Benedictine monastery situated on a peninsula in the River Danube. According to tradition, the abbey was founded in 617 and is believed to be the oldest monastery in Bavaria. Weltenburg Abbey brewery operated in the monastery is one of the oldest monastic brewery in the world, having been in operation since 1050.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.