The Hindenburg Gate is a colorful sandstone rock. The rock was created in the Triassic during the period of Buntsandstein about 220 million years ago from rubble and sand. The rivers that flow into the basins from the mountains brought with them sand, gravel and clay fragments. At that time, medium-sized sandstones as well as piles of various sizes were deposited in a depression, which, after solidification, form today's conglomerate. The sand came from a mountain range in today's central France and was deposited and solidified in the Eifel area. The rock is predominantly red in color. Locally, however, the dyeings go from gruesome to black. The formation of the rock can be thought of as having been washed down by heavy rainfall debris from the hills into the valley - into a depression - and leveled there.
The Eifelverein, Ortsgruppe Nideggen, decided in the meeting on 24.03.1918 the following: "Enthusiasm awakened the suggestion of the chairman, a rock group in the jungholz, a giant gate as towed by Cyklopenhänden, Hindenburgtor to call and so our greatest general a natural monument to dedicate, as it might hardly be found more beautiful and mighty in German lands. "
October 31, 2015
The way to Hindenburgtor is not so good with a sports pram. We made a wrong turn and then we were at the beautiful stone gate. Really great. The stone steps we carried the prams. After the Hindenburger Tor, we have changed the rooty and stony path to the lower path. An unforgettable adventure. 🙈
August 29, 2019
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