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Stunning rock formations and a walk in the fairy forest

These ancient stones standing in a vast forest are archaeologically and geologically important and... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Peter B
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Cool rocks

Impressive sandstone columns with carved steps and a bridge between them, peaceful place for a... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
David B
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Externsteiner Str. 35, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

These ancient stones standing in a vast forest are archaeologically and geologically important and seldom visited by foreign tourists. Beautiful to view and exhilarating to climb, we also took in a 4 mile walk through the forest which was gentle and well-sign-posted. Look out for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The extern steine are nice but not for a family with small children there are not that much playgrounds

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Impressive sandstone columns with carved steps and a bridge between them, peaceful place for a picnic and a walk. Great little museum.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David B
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Our children of 10 and 12 years enjoyed this excursion, climbing together the grandparents of 75 years. New views in a magic German woods surrounding!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

The formation is a tor consisting of several tall, narrow columns of rock which rise abruptly from the surrounding wooded hills. In a popular tradition going back to an idea proposed to Hermann Hamelmann in 1564, the Externsteine are identified as a sacred site of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. We parked aboit 1.5km away near a cemetery and walked through the woods. Lovely peaceful place, we took our 2 large dogs and had no problems. If you plan om staying a while take a flask amd some snacks.... we will return to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jenifer B
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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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