Maybe THE natural monument of Ibbenbüren. Great rock formation that (according to legend) represents a petrified woman who wanted to save her child from a flood on her shoulders. The rocks are easy to climb for experienced climbers with sensible shoes, inexperienced climbers should better stay down.
January 29, 2017
The approximately 4 km long and about 150 meters high rock formations made of sandstone along the southwest slope of the Teutoburg Forest form the Dörenther cliffs. From up here you have a fabulously wide view of the Münsterland. Particularly well-known are the strikingly shaped single rocks of the "Three Emperor's Chair" and the "Squatting Woman", which is said to have a tragic legend.
August 18, 2016
The legend of the crouching woman:
A mother once lived with her children near the cliffs.
At that time the sea reached up to the mountain range.
When the tide was particularly high, the woman fled to the cliffs,
where she sat in the water with the children on her shoulders.
When the water retreated, the children were saved and the woman turned to stone.
April 8, 2017
Who wanders the Hermannsweg comes necessarily on the squatting woman and the Dörenther cliffs over. For all others: Drive to the B219, there is south of a small chapel a trail parking lot, from there on the Hermannsweg past a campsite, from there you can decide whether you the "easy" way (supposedly wheelchair suitable, I have not checked) or take the "heavy road" up to the squatting woman and the cliffs.
June 14, 2015
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