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Altenberg

Altenberg

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 231 out of 244 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Sauerland-Rothaargebirge

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  • Tamara (wandert)

    On the goat mountain there is the Altenberg mining desert, remnants of a medieval mining settlement, a lookout tower and a rest area. In 1963 ancient shards and metal parts were found here, after which several excavations took place.

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    • June 16, 2020

  • 🧗‍♀️Sabine🏃‍♀️🕵️‍♀️

    The mining desert of Altenberg describes a submerged city and archaeological excavation site on the mountain of the same name between the Kreuztal district of Littfeld and the Hilchenbach district of Müsen.Today's ground monument “Altenberg” consists of remains of medieval and early modern mining that can still be seen in the area. Can be seen u. a. Excavated and not excavated basement floor plans, the floor plan of a tower, several shafts, some of which were excavated, which were used for ore mining. In addition, pinge trains and mountain heaps are still present. In the southern part of the protected area there are air holes from tunnel systems running below.The new observation tower on the Altenberg was officially inaugurated on June 12, 2016.
    With a height of 8.5 meters, the construction is about 90 cm higher, in contrast to its wooden predecessor, now entirely made of metal.
    The construction costs of around 30,000 euros were largely borne by a grant from the NRW Foundation.

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    • December 19, 2020

  • Wanderbär

    Very interesting impressions of life in the 13th century!

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Angelika 🚵‍♂️🚶‍♀️🏞

    The water staircase was the absolute highlight on the tour, simply mega beautiful and the subsequent path along the stream along small paths very mystical, must be seen

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    • January 7, 2021

  • Stephan 🐾

    Always worth a detour

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nika

    Vivid insights into a mining settlement from the 12th / 13th century. With display boards and brick outlines, the size of the huts or houses in which the people lived and worked can be imagined.

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Anne

    Lookout tower with resting places

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    • September 7, 2021

  • Bruno... & Konsorten

    Mine area and spoil heap of the former Altenberg mine. At the beginning of the heap is the stone with the cover plate of the shaft of the Altenberg pit. Further up is the excavation site of a medieval mining settlement on Altenberg. This was discovered in the early 1970s and researched by archaeologists and employees of the Bochum Mining Museum

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    • April 10, 2022

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Location: Kreuztal, Siegerland-Wittgenstein, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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