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Like a secure and massive fortress, the Burg rock formation protrudes from the plateau above the Schwarzbach Valley. Blocky debris of basalt rock and loess cover the plateau around the natural monument. The oval formation has a size of about 20 m wide and 70 m long. They are not basalt columns, b...

Burg Geotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

Like a secure and massive fortress, the Burg rock formation protrudes from the plateau above the Schwarzbach Valley. Blocky debris of basalt rock and loess cover the plateau around the natural monument. The oval formation has a size of about 20 m wide and 70 m long. They are not basalt columns, b...

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The Schwarza, a small river southeast of Herbstein-Schlechtenwegen, has cut its bed deep into the volcanic rocks found here, exposing some picturesque rock formations. These include the cliff Christines Häuschen, which is located on the southern slope of the Hardt north of the Salza. The appearan...

Christines Häuschen Geotop

36358 Herbstein, Deutschland

The Schwarza, a small river southeast of Herbstein-Schlechtenwegen, has cut its bed deep into the volcanic rocks found here, exposing some picturesque rock formations. These include the cliff Christines Häuschen, which is located on the southern slope of the Hardt north of the Salza. The appearan...

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The Homberg district of Nieder-Ofleiden offers several geological sights. One kilometer east of the village there is a shelter at an idyllic little pond, right next to the natural monument "Dicke Steine\‘\‘. The stones, made of light gray, very solid sandstone, occupy an area of 20 x 30 meters. T...

Dicke Steine - Hansteingraben - Felsenmeer Geotop

35315 Homberg (Ohm), Deutschland

The Homberg district of Nieder-Ofleiden offers several geological sights. One kilometer east of the village there is a shelter at an idyllic little pond, right next to the natural monument "Dicke Steine\‘\‘. The stones, made of light gray, very solid sandstone, occupy an area of 20 x 30 meters. T...

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The mountain called Eckmannshain between Ulrichstein and Stumpertenrod has an altitude of 622 meters. On its northern slope, the Dicken Steine, a rocky cliff, protrudes. It reaches a height of up to 8 m and a width of 10 m with the length of 30 m. The columns, which often reach only 15-20 cm in d...

Dicke Steine Geotop

36325 Feldatal, Deutschland

The mountain called Eckmannshain between Ulrichstein and Stumpertenrod has an altitude of 622 meters. On its northern slope, the Dicken Steine, a rocky cliff, protrudes. It reaches a height of up to 8 m and a width of 10 m with the length of 30 m. The columns, which often reach only 15-20 cm in d...

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Northwest of Herbstein, on the southern slope of the Kirchwald, lies the Felsenruhe, a cliff up to 8 m high. It begins not far from the Kolping settlement and can be traced a good 300 m in a west-northwest direction. The cliff is a former lava flow, of which today the erosion edge is exposed. The...

Felsenruhe Geotop

36358 Herbstein, Deutschland

Northwest of Herbstein, on the southern slope of the Kirchwald, lies the Felsenruhe, a cliff up to 8 m high. It begins not far from the Kolping settlement and can be traced a good 300 m in a west-northwest direction. The cliff is a former lava flow, of which today the erosion edge is exposed. The...

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The summit of Hinterkippel reaches 469 m. On its western edge there is a quarry 100 m in diameter, which is no longer in operation. Surrounded by a small forest, a basanite was mined here, which contains a conspicuous number of olivine nodules. The rock is of a dense fine-grained groundmass. It h...

Hinterkippel Geotop

36399 Freiensteinau, Deutschland

The summit of Hinterkippel reaches 469 m. On its western edge there is a quarry 100 m in diameter, which is no longer in operation. Surrounded by a small forest, a basanite was mined here, which contains a conspicuous number of olivine nodules. The rock is of a dense fine-grained groundmass. It h...

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Green olivine in volcanic rock.
A fascinating view under our landscape allows the former basalt quarry "Am Horst" in Gunzenau.
The Bonifatius pulpit at 540m above sea level was built in summer 2007 - not to be confused with the natural monument and geotope of the same name on the Herchenhainer Hö...

Horst bei Gunzenau Geotop

36399 Freiensteinau, Deutschland

Green olivine in volcanic rock. A fascinating view under our landscape allows the former basalt quarry "Am Horst" in Gunzenau. The Bonifatius pulpit at 540m above sea level was built in summer 2007 - not to be confused with the natural monument and geotope of the same name on the Herchenhainer Hö...

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Not far from Hochwaldhausen, in the Hegholz district north of the Burgschneise, is the Nonnenstein. The rock has a diameter of a good 2 meters. It belongs to the sea of boulders formed during the ice age, which is still visible in many places in the Schwarzbach valley. The rock consists of fine-g...

Nonnenstein Geotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

Not far from Hochwaldhausen, in the Hegholz district north of the Burgschneise, is the Nonnenstein. The rock has a diameter of a good 2 meters. It belongs to the sea of boulders formed during the ice age, which is still visible in many places in the Schwarzbach valley. The rock consists of fine-g...

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A group of rocks called Spitzen Stein protrudes from the leveling area of the Burgschneise to the east of Hochwaldhausen. Similar to the nearby Burg geotope, striking fissures with a curved shape can be observed here as well. Overall, the rock formation is of oval shape, which, together with the ...

Spitzer Stein Geotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

A group of rocks called Spitzen Stein protrudes from the leveling area of the Burgschneise to the east of Hochwaldhausen. Similar to the nearby Burg geotope, striking fissures with a curved shape can be observed here as well. Overall, the rock formation is of oval shape, which, together with the ...

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Standing at the upper edge of this abandoned quarry, one has a magnificent distant view in the direction of Spessart and Rhön. The quarry, located between Grebenhain and Hochwaldhausen, occupies an area of about 300 x 150 m. Here a tholeiitic basalt was quarried. The rock is dark gray to black an...

Steinbruch Klöshorst Geotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

Standing at the upper edge of this abandoned quarry, one has a magnificent distant view in the direction of Spessart and Rhön. The quarry, located between Grebenhain and Hochwaldhausen, occupies an area of about 300 x 150 m. Here a tholeiitic basalt was quarried. The rock is dark gray to black an...

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The largest basalt quarry in Central Europe is located in Nieder-Ofleiden, a district of Homberg/Ohm. Two huge quarrying areas are connected by a tunnel. The large processing plant is located at the foot of the mountain, where mainly columnar basalts are quarried, most of which are steep. Rarely,...

Steinbruch Nieder-Ofleiden Geotop

Am Steinbruch 1, 35315 Homberg (Ohm), Deutschland

The largest basalt quarry in Central Europe is located in Nieder-Ofleiden, a district of Homberg/Ohm. Two huge quarrying areas are connected by a tunnel. The large processing plant is located at the foot of the mountain, where mainly columnar basalts are quarried, most of which are steep. Rarely,...

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The Devil‘s Pulpit, whose platy formation is caused by flat-lying segregation joints, is an erosional edge. Steeply standing fissures determine its morphological shape. The material is a basalt, which is presumably a lava flow originating from the higher Oberwald. The Devil‘s Pulpit is a natural ...

Teufelskanzel Geotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

The Devil‘s Pulpit, whose platy formation is caused by flat-lying segregation joints, is an erosional edge. Steeply standing fissures determine its morphological shape. The material is a basalt, which is presumably a lava flow originating from the higher Oberwald. The Devil‘s Pulpit is a natural ...

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The Uhu cliffs are an impressive natural monument with a length of almost half a kilometer at a height of a good 10 m. The escarpment is fitted into the slope, at its feet a dump with block debris has formed. Many of the rock formations form - with a little imagination - exciting figures or faces...

Uhuklippen mit TeufelstischGeotop

36355 Grebenhain, Deutschland

The Uhu cliffs are an impressive natural monument with a length of almost half a kilometer at a height of a good 10 m. The escarpment is fitted into the slope, at its feet a dump with block debris has formed. Many of the rock formations form - with a little imagination - exciting figures or faces...

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A 5 m high and a good 30 m long rock cliff, called the Wilde Stein, is found in the forest not far from Herbstein-Altenschlirf. It consists of tholeiitic basalt, which is very fine-grained and includes olivines and clinopyroxenes. The fissures are steep to vertical with partly steep south dipping...

Wilder Stein Geotop

36358 Herbstein, Deutschland

A 5 m high and a good 30 m long rock cliff, called the Wilde Stein, is found in the forest not far from Herbstein-Altenschlirf. It consists of tholeiitic basalt, which is very fine-grained and includes olivines and clinopyroxenes. The fissures are steep to vertical with partly steep south dipping...

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