Hohler Fels Rock Climbing
|GPS:||49.492, 11.503 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Shawn Heath on May 30, 2016|
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DescriptionThis area is home to three crags directly next to each other, but clearly separated. Hohler Fels is also a point of interest for hikers who come to look at the cave and may stay a while to watch and maybe take pictures of you climbing.
On the hike to the crags you may pass by/through a really neat Celtic settlement which is about 2500 years old, Houbirg. Whoever is interested in that can read more here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houbirg (unfortunately only in German).
Getting ThereObviously, the best thing to do is put Arzlohe in your GPS and follow its directions. In the event you don't have one, get to the Autobahn A6 between Nürnberg and Amberg and take exit 63 to Alfeld. Drive north to Alfeld and continue on to Thalheim. Take the right to Heldmannsberg and once there, the left towards Hartmannshof. About 1km before reaching Hartmannshof, take the left to Arzlohe. Follow the road through Arzlohe towards Reckenberg and park in the hiker's parking lot at the top of the hill (the houses of both villages should be visible from here). The GPS coordinates given are for the parking area.
From here, hike back the way you came for 100m and take the first path on the right into the forest (this path walks along a fence line where sheep are kept). Take the first left (across from a sign indicating the destinations of the trails) and follow the red dot. You should reach Hohler Fels within about 15 minutes. If in doubt, tend towards the right when having to choose a path, but according to OpenStreetMap (and my memory) it's a pretty straight shot. About 150m before reaching the crag the trail forks with one path going uphill and the other downhill. Take the one trending downward to reach the climbing; the one going uphill takes you to a nice viewpoint.
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