Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg

4.6
#5 of 233 in Outdoors in North Rhine-Westphalia
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.
Create an itinerary including Externsteine
map
Externsteine Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
264 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • It is recommended to go in the evening to the externsteine. There are fewer visitors and is the best, is then free of charge.
    View original
  • Very nice rock formations. In the vicinity you may want also walks, there are direction indicators. Buy a hiking map. Parking is a parking fee.
    View original
  • The site is very well done. It's a little expensive because to pay € 3 parking and pay extra for mounted stones €3 per adult and € 1 per child. The rise on the stones last 30 minutes with a 5 year child.
    View original
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Horn-Bad Meinberg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Horn-Bad Meinberg

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Horn-Bad Meinberg by other users

1 day in Horn-Bad Meinberg BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Horn-Bad Meinberg BY A USER FROM POLAND July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Horn-Bad Meinberg BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Rhine-Westphalia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Horn-Bad Meinberg BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Poland & Germany BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Germany BY A USER FROM LATVIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Amsterdam & Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans