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Großer Wolfstein

Großer Wolfstein

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    According to legend, the devil is said to have had the idea to build a staircase to heaven. But when he flew with his load from Kirburg towards Marienberg, the rope on which his building material was hanging broke and the falling basalt stones formed a mighty pile of stones. Others see the Wolfstones as an earlier Celtic place of worship.

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    • October 23, 2019

  • Biggix

    The natural monument "Großer Wolfstein" is located in the middle of the Westerwaldsteig. It is the remains of a lava flow. At the same time, this is a legendary boundary stone, which was mentioned in a document as early as 1048.

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    • November 17, 2019

  • Jürgen

    Great place to unwind ...

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    • April 23, 2020

  • KALLEausWW

    Natural monument near Bad Marienberg. The large and the small Wolfstein are remnants of a lava flow and together form the so-called Wolfstein ridge. Nice to climb or to rest.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • 🧗‍♀️Sabine🏃‍♀️🕵️‍♀️

    Together with its neighbor, the Kleiner Wolfstein, the Großer Wolfstein was created around 25 million years ago.In 1984 the Westerwaldkreis designated the Großer Wolfstein as a natural monument. Changes are only allowed here with the approval of the authorities. Face and mysticism are preserved, much to the delight of the many hikers who like to visit this quiet place.The legend tells that the devil wanted to build a staircase to heaven. But when he flew with his load from Kirburg in the direction of Marienberg, the WITT (a rope made from willow rods) tore and the falling basalt stones formed a mighty pile of stones.Some see the Wolfstones as an earlier Celtic place of worship.

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    • October 22, 2020

  • Emely die Wanderbeaglein und Hei²

    Impressive place in the Westerwald - especially from below very impressive and you should also know the legend. This is about the devil who has a bad means to transport the stones.

    "The legend tells that the devil wanted to build a staircase to heaven. But when he flew with his load from Kirburg in the direction of Marienberg, the WITT (a rope made from willow branches) tore and the falling basalt stones formed a mighty pile of stones." Source: badmarienberg.de/cms/deutsch/sehenswert/erlebnis-bad-marienberger-hoehe/wolfsteine/index.html

    But it is also said to be a Celtic place of worship. If you look closely at the area around the Wolfsteine, you will see some built walls.

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    • September 11, 2020

  • Thomas Wölferlingen

    tolles Naturdenknal

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    • April 15, 2021

  • Susanne 👼

    The term "BIG" is really not an exaggeration. 👍☺️

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    • June 3, 2021

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Location: Kirburg, Bad Marienberg (Westerwald), Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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