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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  • It is indeed a very nice sighting, but it's not really special. If you're nearby and your able to visit go for it, but if you really have to travel a lot for it then you can better go do something else. It's only a nice looking rock formation nothing very special
  • Great place for family fun. A very interesting history to enjoy and great photo opportunities here. There are beautiful walks and if you fancy going up to the top of the big twin rocks, you would have a view to compensate your effort. If you bring your mountain bike, you could find yourself having an amazing day out! I would recommend.
  • Lovely place, only a couple euro to see. Lots of stairs though, if you want to go to the top of each stone. The hike to get there was nice too, through a forest.
  • Very nice place. Unfortunately it cost you compete $5 to be allowed to climb up.
  • 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...
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