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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bischofsgrün
The Ochsenkopf is the second-highest mountain in the Fichtelgebirge with a height of 1,024 metres (3,360 ft). On its summit is an observation tower (the Asenturm) and a transmission tower for VHF and TV programmes by Bayerischer Rundfunk.
There are cable cars to the Ochsenkopf from south and north. The valley stations are, in the north, in the village of Bischofsgrün and, in the south, in Fleckl, part of the municipality of Warmensteinach.
In winter there is skiing on the Ochsenkopf. In summer a sommerrodelbahn (dry toboggan run) can be used. This is accessible from the northern valley station. In addition since July 2007 there has been a tree-walk (Kletterwald), that can be used by individuals or groups.
The White Main - the right-hand, northern headstream of the River Main - rises just a short distance to the east of the mountain, above the village of Fichtelberg as does the Fichtelnaab, a headstream of the Naab. The European Watershed also runs over the mountain. The Naab flows south towards the Danube, the Main west to the Rhine.
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One of the two chair lifts that climb to the summit of the Ochsenkopf originates in Bischofsgrün making the town an ideal location for outdoor recreation year round. During the winter months tourists flock to the area for alpine skiing, cross country skiing, and sledding. During the summer, mountain biking and hiking are popular.
Things to See in Bischofsgrün
Local stone churches
Jacob the Snowman, built each winter to be the largest in the country.
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More about the History of Bischofsgrün
Bischofsgrün is supposedly the town where the art of glassblowing became a true industry. Glassblowing is no longer a necessity, but Bischofsgrün has become something of a tourist attraction from its winter sports.
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Bischofsgrün is a municipality in the district of Bayreuth in Bavaria in Germany. Bischofsgrün is situated within the Fichtelgebirge mountain range between the range's two largest mountains; Schneeberg (1051 m) and the Ochsenkopf (1024 m).
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