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Hindenburgtor

Hindenburgtor

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 1545 out of 1605 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Hohes Venn-Eifel

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  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    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. "

    SOURCE:
    geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC2P3M2&title=geologie-am-hindenburgtor&guid=baf8a83f-c7f3-4443-88c7-ef838e6eaabb

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    • October 31, 2015

  • The gate is even more imposing in Natura than it looks on the photos.

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Hindenburg Gate on Buntsandsteinroute near Nideggen .... great route with a very nice view ... highly recommended!

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    • November 1, 2015

  • 200 million years ago and was dedicated as a natural monument to the general.

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    • February 22, 2018

  • Beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Ruhr valley and the estate Kallerbend, with seating.

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    • August 22, 2018

  • This highlight is a bit off the main path, if you are not careful you can walk past it

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Very beautiful sandstone rock formation near Nideggen.
    If you go through the Hindenburgtor you come to a very beautiful vantage point. However, surefootedness is a prerequisite.

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    • December 23, 2020

  • Absolutely worth seeing. Should not be missed.

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    • February 15, 2021

  • You have to be careful that you do not miss the inconspicuous turnoff to the right of the main path, otherwise you would pass this huge rock formation.

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    • January 6, 2017

  • Impressive stone arch, behind it comes a very beautiful viewpoint. Should not be missed.

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    • November 4, 2018

  • 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. 🙈

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    • August 29, 2019

  • Probably the most beautiful and spectacular rock formation on the Nideggen red sandstone route. Almost reminiscent of Luxembourgish Switzerland!

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    • September 12, 2020

  • The rock formation at the Hindenburgtor is very impressive

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    • February 28, 2021

  • Impressive rock formations in beautiful surroundings. The area invites you to go hiking and you can relax and unwind. Great tour 👌

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    • December 27, 2020

  • The only place along path no. 27 where you go through a natural rock tour and a great motif.

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    • December 29, 2020

  • Is something special. But Hindenburg had nothing to do with it, but the people who at that time wanted to combine great things with people

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    • May 23, 2018

  • A natural phenomenon. A gate through the earth history of the Eifel.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • Scary and impressive is the stone giant while standing in front of it. With a lot of imagination one recognizes his face.

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    • June 19, 2018

  • Great hike from Obermaubach on estate Kallerbend back to the reservoir. A special highlight are the stones near Nideggen.

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    • June 22, 2018

  • Always impressive. Unique in the Eifel.

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    • December 24, 2018

  • Felstor named after Hindenburg

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    • October 5, 2019

  • You don't see a rock gate like this every day.

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    • May 19, 2020

  • Caution is advised here. The path to the gate goes up the slope on the right and is quite slippery.

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Impressive rock formation on the red sandstone route. Not to be reached directly by car, therefore not overcrowded.

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    • October 14, 2020


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Location: Nideggen, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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