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Hoherodskopf from the southwest

Hoherodskopf from the southwest

height 763.8  m above sea level NHN
location at Breungeshain ; Vogelsbergkreis , Hessen ( Germany )
Mountains Vogelsberg
Coordinates 50 ° 30 '40 "  N , 9 ° 13' 37"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 30 '40 "  N , 9 ° 13' 37"  E
Hoherodskopf (Hesse)
Type Chimney filling
rock basalt
Age of the rock approx. 19 million years
particularities Segelfluggelände Hoherodskopf , telecommunications tower Hoherodskopf
View over Hartmannshain (in front) and Herchenhain northwest to the Hoherodskopf

View over Hartmannshain (in front) and Herchenhain northwest to the Hoherodskopf

Hoherodskopf with telecommunications tower Hoherodskopf

Hoherodskopf with telecommunications tower Hoherodskopf

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The Hoherodskopf is 763.8  m above sea level. NHN the second highest peak in the Vogelsberg low mountain range . It is located in the district of Schottener district Breungeshain in Hesse Vogelsbergkreis .

Offers on the mountain, the good far vision capabilities, are among other restaurants , a café , the Youth Hoherodskopf , a ski slope with lift , cross-country trails , a toboggan run , a climbing forest , the Baumkronenpfad Hoherodskopf , a mini golf Plant, the information center Hoherodskopf that Segelfluggelände Hoherodskopf and the telecommunications tower Hoherodskopf .



Location of the Vogelsberg

The Hoherodskopf rises in the Hohen Vogelsberg and in the nature park Hoher Vogelsberg . Its summit is 1.6 km east-northeast of the Schotten district of Breungeshain , 6.5 km west-southwest of Ilbeshausen-Hochwaldhausen and 1.7 km north-northeast of the Schotten forest settlement .

Neighboring mountains are: Sieben Ahorn ( 753  m ; 2.7 km north), Taufstein ( 773  m ; 1 km northeast; highest elevation of the Vogelsberg), Rehberg ( 669.8  m ; 2.4 km southeast), Bilstein ( 665.5  m ; 2.4 km southwest) and Gackerstein ( 663.5  m ; 1.7 km west-northwest).

North of the Hoherodskopf and west of the Taufstein lies the source of the Eichelbach , which flows into the Nidda , which rises a little further north on Mount Sieben Ahorn . To the southeast of the Hoherodskopf and south of the Taufstein is the Klosborn, whose short stream feeds the Nidder, which rises a little to the east .

Natural allocation

The Hoherodskopf belongs in the natural spatial main unit group Osthessisches Bergland (No. 35) and in the main unit Hoher Vogelsberg (351) to the subunit Oberwald (351.2). The landscape leads to the west into the subunit Westlicher High Vogelsberg (351.0).

Protected areas

Parts of the bird sanctuary Vogelsberg (VSG no. 5421-401; 636.4497  km² ) are located on the Hoherodskopf . On the north-western slope of the Hoherodskopf leading to the Gackerstein, parts of the nature reserve (NSG) Die Oberweide near Breungeshain ( CDDA no. 344580; designated 2005; 10.7 ha ), which lies on the upper course of the Eichelbach near the source, extend  . Parts of the multi-part fauna-flora-habitat area Hoher Vogelsberg (FFH no. 5421-302; 38.6136 km²) extend to the summit region of the mountain .

Transport links and hiking

State roads  3291 (from Feldkrücken ), 3338 (from Breungeshain) and Hochwaldhausen meet on the high elevations north of the Hoherodskopf and west of the Taufstein . From the latter, a short cul-de-sac branches off to the east of the mountain, which leads to its summit region with parking spaces there. The Hoherodskopf is the star point of the leisure bus routes operated by the Upper Hesse transport company . Their buses drive to the Hohen Vogelsberg from important train stations; Bicycle transport is possible.

Several hiking trails lead over the Hoherodskopf, including the European long-distance hiking trail E3 , which runs over its southern slope, as well as Hessenweg 2 and Hessenweg 5 , which all cross on the mountain.

The Hoherodskopfsteig, a cycle path, connects to the Vogelsberger Südbahn cycle path .


Overview with a view of the surroundings

From the summit of the Hoherodskopf there is a view of the Rhine-Main area and the Taunus . In winter, Hesse's longest ski lift runs on the mountain with a length of 1.2 km . There is a floodlit trail on the east side (for diagonal and skating technique). In the other seasons are in operation: a summer toboggan run , a climbing forest , a "Galileo" -Erlebnissinneswald which Baumkronenpfad Hoherodskopf and an adventure mini golf course. To the west of the summit towers the telecommunications tower Hoherodskopf . On the south side of the parking lot is the Hoherodskopf information center with seminar rooms, a permanent exhibition on the Vogelsberg volcano and a branch of the Schotten Tourist Information Office. The gastronomic offer on the summit region consists of several restaurants and a café. There are also overnight accommodations (including the Hoherodskopf Youth Hostel ). 1,100 m south-southwest of the summit is the Hoherodskopf glider airfield of the Rüsselsheim eV Flugsportclub eV A large playground has been created for children.


The Hoherodskopf is the venue for numerous annually recurring events, such as the volcano festival on May 1st and the Hoherodskopf mountain gymnastics festival in August.

Plane collision

On July 7, 2001, a Piper PA-28 rammed the transmitter mast between the two platforms. The two inmates were killed and there was considerable property damage.

See also

Web links

Commons : Hoherodskopf  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  2. ^ Gerhard Sandner: Geographical land survey: The natural space units on sheet 125 Marburg. Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1960. →  Online map (PDF; 4.9 MB)
  3. Airplane against transmitter mast , on saevert.de (private site)
  4. Airplane crashed into the transmission tower on the Vogelsberg ( memento of the original from April 26, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , on hochodskopf.net (private site) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.hoherodskopf.net
  5. Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation: Bulletin: Accidents and serious disruptions in the operation of civil aircraft, July 2001 , p. 21 f., On bfu-web.de