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Externsteine

Horn-Bad Meinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Antwerpen, België
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

As i walked over there i had a great humble feeling compared to nature The stones are beautifull, and you can climb on them There is also a great exposition who will explane the history of the stones as well as what the stones ment to humans through history Also a great place to have a picknick on a sunny... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Very unususal rocks formation, which has been formaed over million years. For sure the oldest thing I've ever seen and touched. Very good visitors centre, they have brochures in English, but you have to ask at the reception. Practical points: free admission, cheap parking, toilets, cafe on the site, little shop. Fantastic place, we've been there twice and loved it.... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

A "must" if you're in the area, the Externsteine is a neat exhibit, easy to get to and a great place to walk around and let the kids burn off some energy.

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

These tall sandstone pillars are magnificent & have a 12,000-year-old history. The museum nearby has displays with explanations in both German & English.

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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
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35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Typical German attraction, all is clean and organised around this piece of art from mother Earth. Nice spot for haf a day excursion. End such a day with a beer at the Externsteine restaurant

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bangalore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

100 foot unusual rock formation - Germany's very own version of British Stonehenge, with a twist. You can climb the rocks using the steps.The area around is beautiful with a small lake infront of the rock formation. Costs 1.5 euro per person to climb the rocks during the day. washrooms are available nearby. Parking facility available for cars. Nearest town... More

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