The Kösseine is a massif in the High Fichtel mountains in Germany, lying in northeast Bavaria south of Wunsiedel. The highest elevation of this granite massif is the summit of the Große Kösseine, 939 m above sea level . The border between the Bavarian provinces of Upper Franconia and Upper Palatinate runs over the Kösseine as does the European watershed between the North Sea and the Black Sea. Around the Kösseine are the settlements of Wunsiedel, Marktredwitz, Bad Alexandersbad, Waldershof, Hohenhard, Neusorg, Brand, Ebnath, Nagel and Tröstau, tourist resorts within the Fichtelgebirge.
On the Kösseine rises an eponymous stream , which flows through Waldershof and Marktredwitz before discharging into the Rösla, a tributary of the Eger, near Seußen.
In the vicinity of the Große Kösseine peak is a large granite blockfield with an area of 15.8 hectares which has been placed under protection. Various rock formations are protected natural monuments. The view of the twin peaks of Kleine and Große Kösseine , visible from almost all sides, is quite striking.
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Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge