Aussicht Stenzelberg

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  • Ralf

    Beautiful views of Stenzelberg from the 11th century until the 1930s were used as a quarry. To discover there are special rock formations and a diverse flora and fauna.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Shak

    The Stenzelberg is always in the category very worth seeing and to rest loads the retreat house on the Western side. Even if it is not always open;)

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    • April 17, 2017

  • Shak

    Past mining history with retreat house nearby.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Johannes

    In good weather, the Cologne Cathedral can be seen. Beautiful place for a rest, which is a bit off the trail around the Stenzelberg.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • 42x7

    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.

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    • July 8, 2017

  • Gerd von Brühl

    Milchhäuschen and then a round around the Stenzelberg with a view of the Oelberg.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    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.

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    • August 14, 2018

  • 42x7

    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.

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    • July 8, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... 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 ... "
    siebengebirge.com/index.php/wandern-radfahren/geowanderungen/302-g3-stenzelberg

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Gerd von Brühl

    Around the Stenzelberg with a view of the Rhine plain.
    And of course a stop at the milk house.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Annette

    The circular walk has a pleasant length and the area is beautiful.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Toni

    Discover worthwhile rock formations from ancient times

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Hika

    Very nice circuit with a view to Cologne.

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    • June 21, 2019

  • Jay Be

    Mystic mountain with wondrous rocks and magical forest. Watch my video:

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    • November 1, 2019

  • Shak

    The Stenzelberg and the surrounding area are nature reserve and who is caught climbing there must (rightly) expect bus money. Here was climbed until a few years ago and "tolerated", but it was, as so often, too much and ruthlessly operated.

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    • February 15, 2017

  • Magazin Wanderrätsel

    Behind the rest house, turn right in the direction of Stenzelberg, the path is closed.

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    • July 28, 2017

  • Gerd von Brühl

    Climbing has been banned for some time. But an interesting rock formation.
    And very close by is the milk house !!

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Dirk63

    Go the tour in the opposite direction, then you have a wonderful rest area at the quarry.

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Heinz

    A very nice, but also strenuous tour mostly on forest roads and paths.

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    • January 7, 2019

  • Hs

    A great place to take a break. From the top you have a great view to Bonn and Cologne

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Joe Doe

    Beautiful demolition edges. Suitable for bouldering.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Joe Doe

    Great view over Bonn, with Rhine

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Hika

    There is a separate circular route and far-reaching views to Cologne.

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Hika

    Very beautiful view. In good weather you can see the Cologne Cathedral.

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    • June 19, 2019


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Location: Königswinter, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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