Liether Kalkgrube

Liether Kalkgrube

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Recommended by 85 out of 87 hikers


  • Niels-Uwe 🚶🐦

    This is a former opencast mine that was closed in 1986. Today it is a nature reserve.

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    • October 19, 2020

  • Kirsten 🌺

    A small natural paradise near Elmshorn. You are under sea level there. Above the lime pit there are several viewpoints with a view into the pit. Very interesting and worth seeing.

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    • April 4, 2021

  • Fred W.

    Information about the Liether Kalkgrube:

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    • October 30, 2015

  • Robert Köhler

    Cool excursion tip. You can save yourself the round trip.

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    • April 28, 2021

  • PH-Fotografie

    The former mining pit for fertilizer lime is now protected as a nature reserve and national geotope and is looked after by the Community for the Preservation of Cultural Property in Tornesch.
    The lime pit offers unique geoscientific treasures and a habitat for rare plants and animals.
    In the Liether Kalkgrube the oldest geological rock layers of the North German lowlands are exposed. The layers that are otherwise to be found at a depth of approx. 6 to 7 km have risen here as part of a salt dome to the surface of the earth today.
    The Liether Kalkgrube is open to the public all year round as a local recreation area. Please note the general rules for nature reserves. The starting point for activities is the parking lot in the pit entrance area.

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    • September 3, 2021

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Location: Klein Nordende, Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


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