The Stenzelberg is one of the real highlights of the Siebengebirge! With its height of 287 meters it is not even in the top ten, the high quartz-latit cliffs of the former quarry are all the more impressive for that. A specialty are the so-called "circumnavigators": vertical stone columns made of jagged rock, which was once spared from mining due to its poor quality.
There is a beautiful circular route around the Stenzelberg, which is officially marked and largely undemanding. Those who are sure-footed and not afraid of heights can climb and circle the summit of the quarry on a path. A rotted barbed wire fence reminds them that this is not desirable.
July 8, 2017
Anyone who is sure-footed and free from giddiness can climb the summit of the quarry on a path and circle around. A rotten barbed wire fence reminds you that this is not desirable! The lower circuit around the quarry is also beautiful, but far less dangerous.
July 8, 2017
An interesting feature of the Stenzelberg are the so-called Umläufer. These are rock bodies of the shape of a rounded, vertical cylinder, from one to a few meters in diameter, which are bounded by cylindrically-scarfed joints. The formation of clefts in this form, and thus the emergence of the rotors, is largely unexplained. The rock between the rotors is massive and suitable as a building block, the rotors themselves are very cleft and therefore unusable, which is why they were left standing during mining.
August 14, 2018
"... The peculiarity of the place: An interesting peculiarity of the Stenzelberg are the so-called circumscribers. These are stone bodies in the form of a rounded, vertically standing cylinder, from one to a few meters in diameter, which are delimited by cylindrical and shell-shaped fissures The formation of fissures in this form, and thus the formation of the orbiters, is largely unclear. The rock between the orbits is massive and suitable as a building block, the orbiters themselves are very fissured and therefore unusable, which is why they were left standing during dismantling ... "
May 7, 2018
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