Grosser Stiefel (Big Boot) – Sankt Ingbert, Germany - Atlas Obscura

Grosser Stiefel (Big Boot)

Sankt Ingbert, Germany

This rock resembling a turned-up boot has become the symbol of St. Ingbert.  

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The Stiefel (German for boot), is a table-like rock comprised of red sandstone resembling a turned-up boot, which may be the origin of its name. Others claim that its name derives from the boot-shape of the mountain on which its located.

The rock was once a religious site and is today a natural monument, displayed on stamps and is a symbol of St. Ingbert. It became so popular that it was used as the template for “Ingo,” a popular cartoon figure in the city. 

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The rock is always accessible. 

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