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Helfensteine

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  • Anette

    You stand in front of a rock formation with a semicircular wall that has been exposed by erosion. Various finds suggest that people settled here as early as the Neolithic Age. However, the ramparts and a ditch about 100 meters long date from the 12th and 13th centuries. Century and indicate a former high medieval castle.

    The rocks invite you to climb. The view from up here is fantastic and unique in Northern Hesse.

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    • March 29, 2021

  • Kai

    Nice view over the vastness of the hawk forest. Here you can watch glider pilots take off and land, in the other direction the view extends to Hercules in Kassel. Narrow paths lead between the basalt rocks. If you want, you can climb a little. Suitable for children and not free from vertigo.

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    • June 26, 2018

  • Werner

    Stone circles fit nicely into the rock landscape.

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    • November 29, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    An incredibly historic place. Let yourself be immersed in the silence of an extraordinary natural park of rare beauty

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    • January 3, 2020

  • Werner

    Stately rock formation that was already settled about 5000 years ago. Still an attraction in the landscape today with a wonderful view.

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Sven

    Very worth seeing rock formations from which one has a beautiful view.

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    • February 14, 2021

  • dobermann

    ... an incredibly historical place ...
    ... charmed by old legends ...
     ... fascinated by Celtic history, tradition and knowledge ...
     ... immerse yourself in the silence of an exceptional natural park of rare beauty ...
     ... to find inner peace, strength and contentment ...

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    • February 13, 2018

  • Juergen Kaetzler

    Interesting stone formations with a great view. Worth a tour in summer and winter.

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    • April 21, 2018

  • Werner

    Interesting rock formations with a particularly beautiful view.

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    • November 29, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    Since the area is tree-free, there are beautiful panoramic views

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    • December 16, 2019

  • Juliane

    Reminds somehow of the Scottish Highlands - always beautiful!

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Katjas Blick. Winkel

    Great stone formations with a beautiful view.

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    • August 22, 2020

  • Yvonn❤

    Great rocks, exciting for children to climb. You have an excellent view from there. You have to be there.

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    • November 15, 2020

  • TomCook

    The Helfensteine on the Dörnberg near Zierenberg, great views from here into the valley or the glider airfield on the meadow.
    Great hiking route, also just for walking, the alpine path and the hunter's path can be wonderfully combined.

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    • April 17, 2018

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Absolutely recommendable area near Kassel.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Arne

    In summer as in winter a magical place. Nice view, with different difficulty lines to hike. Also recommended with children.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • chris weg

    Beautiful panoramic view around the valley

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    • November 9, 2018

  • Ol Gott

    Always a must for children in North Hesse: climbing the Helfensteinen. Great for adults too! Plus a great view!

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    • August 13, 2020

  • dobermann

    Always an eye-catcher - the stones and the Dörnberge are visible from afar, e.g. also from the highway.

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    • February 13, 2018

  • Cindy

    Great view. Here we used the first rays of sunshine for a break. Let your eyes wander, thoughts wander. Great, to get some air again.

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    • March 26, 2018

  • Juergen Kaetzler

    A great way up - well signposted. You can also go in sneakers, recommended is something stiffer footwear.

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    • April 21, 2018

  • Boguslawa

    According to the information board, a castle used to stand here

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    • October 1, 2021

  • Matthias

    Nice vantage point in the area around Kassel. Some of the paths are quite steep.

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    • October 26, 2021

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Location: Zierenberg, Kassel, Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany

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