This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: Ahrschleife bei Altenahr (NSG)
Routes leading to this Highlight may be dangerous
Route may comprise technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.
The hike over the Engelsley has an alpine character and is very strenuous but also beautiful. The summit cross even has a booklet to enter. I would only do this hike with suitable footwear (no sneakers). A head for heights, surefootedness are important in my opinion. The Engelsley is not secured at any point.
June 5, 2021
“Each of these crosses can tell its own story and what motivated people to erect“ their ”cross at this point. (...) These crossroads were erected as visible signs and attract the eyes of many people. The cross is a symbol of life. It stands as a sign of our Christian hope and wants to direct our gaze to Jesus Christ, who overcame death (...). The cross is part of our life, just as it was part of the life of Jesus. So I hope that many people ... visit the crossroads, whether as places of silence and breathing before God, whether as places of congregation meeting, prayer and praise of God. "
(Dean Rainald M. Ollig in "Wegekreuze")
October 15, 2021
There are several approaches and routes to Engelsley. The biggest differences are whether you like to handle climbing ropes and the like. In fact, however, you can bypass great climbing on any route. Tip for great colors in every season - sunrise 🌄 hike towards the castle. Sunset away from the castle. (Not for kids under 8)
May 14, 2021
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