Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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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  • 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
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Impressive! They look really great and in the evening, right before the sunset some guy sitting in one of the niches or an old door, looking onto the lake, started playing flute. It was nice and produced a special medieval mood)) additionally there is a nice park there so there is enough place to have a walk. Many people come there with dogs (including us) and go upstairs with them. But its only possible if the dog is small and can walk on extremely high stairs partly made of metal pipes - so its slippery. The parking is capacious and costs only 4 € even if you stay there whole day.
  • Not a big tourist destination. But for a hangout or chilling its a good place. Also good trekking place at externsteine. The views from the tall rock are very nice, one can see lake and little bit of valley from it.

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