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Externsteine

Externsteiner Str. 35, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5234 2029796
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Astonishing

when we visited Nieheim we heard about this as a local attraction. we had some problems to find... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Ove L
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Lund, Sweden
History and scenery all wrapped in to one experience

As you approach Externsteine you are immediately taken with the scale of the rocks, and then you... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2017
flyingkiwi2017
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New Zealand
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“small lake” (3 reviews)
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Externsteiner Str. 35, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

when we visited Nieheim we heard about this as a local attraction. we had some problems to find the right direction but when we arrived to the park it was easy to find them. you walked in the forest and suddely on an open area...More

1  Thank Ove L
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

As you approach Externsteine you are immediately taken with the scale of the rocks, and then you are additionally blown away by the incredible history of the area. Rock carvings amongst the oldest in Germany, twisty steps up to impressive panoramic views over the forest...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. The "Stonhenge" of Germany. Great history beautifull nature. A must if you are in the neighbourhood.

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Set of stones is small itself, it takes max 15 minutes to go up to the observation points and taking photos, but you can spent your time not only climbing there: take a walk in the forest, have a picnic. We spent there half of...More

1  Thank A A
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Well worth visiting. Not merely an interesting geological formation - a straight line of rocky outcrops marching down a hill to be mirrored in a small lake - but a site of long historical interest. There are a number of carvings, including the oldest passion/resurrection...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

This seems to be Germany's Stonehenge and is well worth a visit. Free parking, information in many languages, coffee shop and picnic spaces. Beautiful setting and some cost to climb the structure, or just enjoy the walk around the lake and view the huge structure

1  Thank annaatebh
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

I couldn't believe how big these stones are. They rise up above the treetops in the forest. Amazing history behind them from Neolithic to Nazi Germany - all have claimed them as their own. There is a fantastic walk over the top of the stones...More

1  Thank lisa d
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing piece of Germany's history! We so enjoyed it! We took a nice walk around The lake. Great place to do a picnic lunch.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

The Externsteine lies in the middle of the Teutoburger Wald, a vaste walking area. You can have short walks on paved footpaths or walk the Herman's weg a more than 12 kilometer stroll down and uphill. Trails have signposts. Or you may chose to just...More

Thank Dorrith Z
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I really enjoyed my visit here. The park was closed so I could not go up the outcrop with the bridge but the other stair case was open. If you are in the area and enjoy history and landscapes this is a must stop.

Thank carbonbeing
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Response from Jenifer B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just dress well with boots or waterproof walking shoes. Sneakers are no go! November normally can be cold and misty. Not always rainy you know! Lovely place The rock formation was used as a sacred place of worship in... More
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