Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg

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Admire nature's artwork at Externsteine, a sandstone formation of tall rock columns in the wooded hills of Lippe. These rocks were once used for religious activity; look for the open chamber in the tallest rock, which contains an altar stone. You can climb some of the formations, but others are blocked off to protect the vegetation. Stop at the visitor's center for detailed information on the attraction's history. For Externsteine and beyond, use our Horn-Bad Meinberg journey planner to get the most from your Horn-Bad Meinberg vacation.
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  • Very nice rock, but parking costs 2 euro to be able to climb the stairs and you should also still pay during the high season. In two of rock formation with a stair up. Not for scared people. Is steep and narrow and when it is raining or snowing then it is also smooth and dangerous. But worth it on top of the surroundings. But it is winter and the rock formation with bridge was just closed, and that is just the best I think, but we also didn't have to pay anything for the other climb because the cash register. But Germans and winter months is a bad combination for attractions. Usually closed or half-closed. What a pity!
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  • Worth a visit at the externsteine in any case. A very unusual but still great rock formation in a great landscape in good weather even more beautiful.
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  • the Teutoburg Forest alone is already nice enough for the hike, but with the externsteine yet so beautiful
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  • Fantastic trip to a magic ancient place. When you start to climb the stairs, you feel to be at the top of the trees at that ancient time... The landscape is nice and the lake from the balcon (on the top of the big largest stone) is wonderful. Crowded yes, but if you take your time, it seems to be alone in the forest...
  • Spectacular place! Actually I felt like it was magic. These rocks look like they were created to protect some people from something evil. Really enjoyed this place.
  • If you like nature you will love it!!! Amazing for hiking too
  • Lovely beauty spot! Well worth a trip. Lovely walk. The walk up the steps of the rocks can be a bit daunting ..
  • Great place to visit.. free to walk round... car park further round the rear of the park.. near a cemetery. Only a short walk to the castle.

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