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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When visiting friends this September, we also decided to do some sightseeing and check out the Externsteine in the Teutoburg Forest. And they are really worth a visit! You can reach the area by bus..... more »
Rockformation with stairs for climbing to the top and get a view. many decorations in the rocks. I used Externsteine as start/endpoint for a day hike in theTeutoburger wald. The forest offers many... more »
Stunning rock formation. A short walk from the parking lot. Lovely picnic area with lake in front of the rocks and several hiking paths. Tip: The Public restrooms are at the beginning of the parking lot, not at the end where people park to walk to the rocks. We had to go back down and back up. )-:
Beautiful hidden pearl. Quite extraordinary, climbing up the cliffs is €4 per person. The surrounding area is also worth a long walk on a nice day, the forest is very quiet and it seems like the western part is designated for lumberjack, as trees are cut down.
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