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The impressive rock formation is among the most remarkable natural and cultural monuments in Central Europe. It is shrouded in countless stories and myths about the approximately 80 million year old sandstone group… To date, the historical research is to not yet completed. The rocks can be climbed on two stairs carved into the stone. The climb is worth it! At a height of approx. 40 meters the visitor will have an impressive view over the varied landscape of the Teutoburger Forest.
Since the year 2011 you can find at the popular tourist destination a modern information center with a short video and interactive technique, where both young visitors and adults professional and bilingual (English/German) will be informed interactively. Here you will find more about the geological formation of the Externsteine and experience its varied cultural history in a lively presentation. In addition, you will find in this information center, detailed information material on the numerous hiking trails in the beautiful surroundings of the nature reserve in the “Land of Hermann”.