A German mountain is being sold on eBay for a discounted price of $235,000, down from its initial asking price of $1.2 million.
The mountain, the Zirkelstein, is the smallest table hill in Saxon Switzerland, and was first listed on eBay on July 15. The hill sits at about 1,261 feet. Saxon Switzerland is a climbing area and national park around the Elbe valley, southeast of Dresden, Germany. Together with the Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic, it forms the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
The peak is wooded and cone-shaped and has a unique 130-foot-table-top summit of sandstone. German landscape artist Caspar David Friedrich made the landmark famous after using it as an inspirational background for his 1818 masterpiece called the “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.”
The current owners have listed the mountain as “Unique/Your own mountain in Saxon Switzerland” and are looking to sell due to “age-related reasons.” They are no longer able to maintain and manage the forest by themselves.
The property sellers advertised that despite only being 20 acres, the mountain’s unique characteristics make it one of the most striking rock formations in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the New York Post reported. The mountain was put on sale in 2006 with an asking price of $1.2 million, before being dropped to $590,000 in 2007.