Mountain Biking Highlight
Here in 2005 the final service of the XX. World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI and around 1 million young pilgrims who came to Cologne from all over the world. So the official name is also "mountain of the 70 nations", which are listed in a star-shaped grounding. The "mountain" is a 10 meter high pile in the middle of the fields - and a place for rest, retreat and a little break.
September 22, 2017
Recreation area Marienfeld
In 2005, the former Frechen open-pit mine became the Marienfeld and thus the venue where, during the XX. World Youth Day the Vigil and the Final Mass with Pope Benedict XVI. and about one million Christians from 188 nations took place.Since then, the Marienfeld has developed into a pilgrimage, leisure and recreational area with its imposing Pope Hill on which a large cross was erected as a landmark.Currently, other projects are being implemented to make the landscape more attractive, such as: For example, the structured recultivation of landscape areas, the planting of trees and the creation of meadows, wetlands and a lake. In addition, the Marienfeld has a well-developed network of hiking trails.From Marienfeld leads the for the XX. World Youth Day founded Adolph Kolping Pilgrimage, lined by 7 basalt steles, over 28 kilometers to the Cologne Cathedral.Source: rhein-erft-tourismus.de/de/sehives-kulturelles/rheinisches-braunkohlenrevier/details/poi/11545/naherholungsgebiet-marienfeld/index.html
October 16, 2017
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