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Externsteine

Externsteiner Strasse 35, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
5234 2029796
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Detmold, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Once you negotiate the stairs up the view is great. It's a bit narrow but there are safety railings.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very under-appreciated outside Germany. I have mixed feelings about the easy access to the top of the rocks. It is also a pity that the forest has been cleared to the east of the formation.

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Ipswich
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

First came here in 1966. Not much has changed apart from the safety railings and now there is a charge to go into the stones. But you do not need to pay to look around the area, which is beautiful.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An excellent day out. Plenty to see and do. I suppose you could relate this to Avebury Stones in the UK. Similar history etc. I recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not something to visit for a whole day, but if you are there certainly worth the effort, Fun to see, good for the calves, beautiful views,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Why go to Externsteine? Because nature made a masterpiece. What you do there is up to you. You can be the tourist, make pictures, run from structure to structure- complain about the high stairs- most people over there do just that. One layer is the touristlayer, and tourists do not always show respect to what nature made: a gem, a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If the weather is nice the Externsteine is a great place to go, climb over the stones, have a picnic and have a walk around the woods

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This strange rock formation appears to have fascinated humans from the earliest times. Some say that it is the German Stonehenge, with a room carved into the rock that once contained a golden bowl to illuminate the entire area on the summer solstice. Others point to its use as a Christian religious house in Middle Ages. It is a strange... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A site of pilgrimage and a landmark for thousands of years - the row of huge rocks rising suddenly in the forest, with the last one dipping a toe in the lake. Depending on the time of day and the weather it could be quite an eerie experience. If you are in the Detmold area you definitely should visit this... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This attraction is one of many around this area of Germany, and makes an interesting diversion if you're in the area. It's only 3 euros to get in amongst the rock formation, and its stairs and bridge etc. The grounds around make for a pleasant stroll, and dogs are allowed. There's only a small car-parking fee for entry into the... More 

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