Schneekopf, Gehlberg, TH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DerAcubens
N 50° 39.949 E 010° 45.866
32U E 624692 N 5614148
The 'Schneekopf' at Gehlberg (Ilm-Kreis) is 978 m above sea level. Among the 'Großer Beerberg' (983 m) it's the second-highest mountain in the Thuringian Forest.
Waymark Code: WMB3GB
Location: Thüringen, Germany
Date Posted: 03/31/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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The mountain is of volcanic origin and consists of porphyry. It's known for occurring here Schneekopfkugeln, porphyry balls (Druze), inside the crystals (agates) trained. They were formed during a volcanic eruption in the Permian. On the northern slope of the mountain springs the Wilde Gera.

From the summit plateau there is good visibility to other peaks of the Thuringian Forest and the Rhön, on the Thuringian Basin and up to the Ettersberg in Weimar and the resort of Oberhof. In very good visibility conditions, such as winter temperature inversions, the view from the Brocken in the Harz, the Schneeberg (Fichtelgebirge) and the western Erzgebirge. In addition, the highway bridge Wilde Gera (BAB71), which is the largest with 252 m span arch bridge in Germany, is visible.

For further informations please visit the homepage of the Gehlberger Historical Society.

Thuringian regards,

Altitude in Feet: 3209

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