Venn Kreuz

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Recommended by 56 out of 58 hikers

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  • Jo

    Just a short walk from the trail parking lot is this impressive monument.

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    • November 6, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Very nice and interesting tour

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    • November 8, 2017

  • Jo

    Very picturesque place only a few minutes from the trail parking lot. Great view.

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Jo

    The rock "Richelsley" is known among other things by a 6 meter high cross, which stands on the crest of the rock.
    The novel "The Cross in the Venn" by Clara Viebig, published around 1908, made Richelsley and the Cross, which lies in the middle of the forest, known beyond the Eifel.

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    • December 5, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Cross in the Venn - The only conglomerate rock in the Monschau region lies on the edge of the High Fens the huge, 80 -meter-long rock of the Richelsley. It crowns him in 1890 in honor of the Prior Stephan Horrichem, the Apostle of the High Fens, built cross. The Prior of the Premonstratensian Abbey Reichenstein was tireless in his helpfulness to the oppressed people of the Venn during the Thirty Years' War. The Eifel poet Klara Viebig made famous with her naturalistic novel "The Cross in the Venn". The 6 m high iron cross stands on a 12 meter high conglomerate rock. According to legend, the devil wanted to destroy the imperial Palatinate in Aachen with the huge block of rock. However, due to tiredness, he dropped it before. In fact, the stone was probably there by volcanic action there.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelsley

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Cross in the Venn - The only conglomerate rock in the Monschau region lies on the edge of the High Fens the huge, 80 -meter-long rock of the Richelsley. It crowns him in 1890 in honor of the Prior Stephan Horrichem, the Apostle of the High Fens, built cross. The Prior of the Premonstratensian Abbey Reichenstein was tireless in his helpfulness to the oppressed people of the Venn during the Thirty Years' War. The Eifel poet Klara Viebig made famous with her naturalistic novel "The Cross in the Venn". The 6 m high iron cross stands on a 12 meter high conglomerate rock. According to legend, the devil wanted to destroy the imperial Palatinate in Aachen with the huge block of rock. However, due to tiredness, he dropped it before. In fact, the stone was probably there by volcanic action there.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelsley

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Cross in the Venn - The only conglomerate rock in the Monschau region lies on the edge of the High Fens the huge, 80 -meter-long rock of the Richelsley. It crowns him in 1890 in honor of the Prior Stephan Horrichem, the Apostle of the High Fens, built cross. The Prior of the Premonstratensian Abbey Reichenstein was tireless in his helpfulness to the oppressed people of the Venn during the Thirty Years' War. The Eifel poet Klara Viebig made famous with her naturalistic novel "The Cross in the Venn". The 6 m high iron cross stands on a 12 meter high conglomerate rock. According to legend, the devil wanted to destroy the imperial Palatinate in Aachen with the huge block of rock. However, due to tiredness, he dropped it before. In fact, the stone was probably there by volcanic action there.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelsley

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Ten Feet On Tour 🐶🐺👦🏻

    A place that invites you to linger in peace

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Ten Feet On Tour 🐶🐺👦🏻

    Quiet place in the Venn

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Ten Feet On Tour 🐶🐺👦🏻

    Quiet place in the Venn

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Cross in the Venn - The only conglomerate rock in the Monschau region lies on the edge of the High Fens the huge, 80 -meter-long rock of the Richelsley. It crowns him in 1890 in honor of the Prior Stephan Horrichem, the Apostle of the High Fens, built cross. The Prior of the Premonstratensian Abbey Reichenstein was tireless in his helpfulness to the oppressed people of the Venn during the Thirty Years' War. The Eifel poet Klara Viebig made famous with her naturalistic novel "The Cross in the Venn". The 6 m high iron cross stands on a 12 meter high conglomerate rock. According to legend, the devil wanted to destroy the imperial Palatinate in Aachen with the huge block of rock. However, due to tiredness, he dropped it before. In fact, the stone was probably there by volcanic action there.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelsley

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Franz

    At the end of the 19th century, when the metal cross, including the Marian Grotto below, was built as a "cross in the Venn", the forest area still belonged to the German Reich.

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    • June 15, 2019

  • Torsten

    The 6 meter high cross is one of the highlights on this beautiful section!

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Karl-Heinz

    According to legend, a couple died here

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    • September 24, 2019

  • Helmut Bär

    Nice route with nice view

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    • November 8, 2017

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