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.
October 15, 2018
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".
June 21, 2019
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