The Hübichenstein is an unusual rock formation in the Harz mountains, 50 meters in height, located on highway B242 about one kilometer northwest of Bad Grund, Lower Saxony, Germany. In 1897 it was crowned with a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I, in the shape of an eagle with three-meter wingspan.See Hubichenstein and all Bad Grund has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bad Grund trip planner.
You can climb up the side of the rock. Fitness required. A great view from the top. A lovely walking path goes around the backside of the rock and there you discover some caves. Very interesting... more »
I would not really recommend anybody to go and see the "rock" and then drive away again, but as an element on a walking tour around Bad Grund it is really a"treat". The walking is however 80%. Bad... more »
The 50 m limestone crag has a slightly silly looking model bird perched on top – apparently a tribute to some old Kaiser. No climbing is allowed, but it’s possible to walk steeply up a flight of steps cut into the rock, to a point below the upper pinnacle. After the dramatic ascent the summit is a bit of an anticlimax, as you top out at a metal fence covered in rusty padlocks, with a view of the bird’s bottom on one side, and a partially obscured view of the valley on the other.
As always worth a trip. Fun to climb the rocks. Also suitable for small children. Solid shoes are important.
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