Schwarzes Kreuz

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 158 out of 174 hikers


  • Jo

    On the Heislei above Altenahr, the Black Cross is located at a popular vantage point overlooking Altenahr, the ruin of the Are Castle and the Devil's Hole.

    Jacob Caspary from Altenahr set there on 11 April 1865 for the first time a wooden cross on.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Jens

    Great view. Benches to dwell.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Annette

    An exhausting climb, for which one is rewarded with a great view.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • joetobn

    Nice view of Altenahr and the castle Are.

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    • June 19, 2018

  • Jan

    From the summit cross you have a good view to Altenahr

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    • June 30, 2018

  • Rüdiger

    A great viewpoint on a slightly slanted rock face surrounded by a railing and the black cross in the middle. Two benches invite you to linger and offer views of Ahrweiler and the hills around it. In clear weather, especially in the colorful autumn a real "high" enjoyment.

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Leandra_07

    Perfect for taking a break or just enjoying the view of the village :)

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    • June 21, 2019

  • Leandra_07

    Before the railway was built, a rock towered, he is called "Heislei", to the Ahr. There was a very deep place called "Woog". The whirlpool that was there screwed every object down.
    A child had fallen in there and threatened to drown. This saw a man named Caspary from Altenahr. He made a promise to set up a cross on the top of the rock if he could save the child from drowning. And really, he managed to get the child out of the water. He kept his promise and erected a cross in 1859 high on the rock. Later, the cross was replaced by a larger one. Unlike the white cross, it was called the "black cross".

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    • June 21, 2019

  • Silvia

    The view from the black cross is worthwhile.

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    • July 6, 2019

  • DEan

    From here you have a good view of the castle Are. The devil hole can also be guessed.

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Florian

    From here you can enjoy a fantastic view over the town, Ahr and Burg

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    • August 20, 2019

  • Florian

    Beautiful view over the valley with all its highlights

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    • October 3, 2019

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Location: Altenahr, Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation230 m

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