Externsteine Nature Trails

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About this app

The Externsteine rock formations are a unique natural and cultural heritage of European significance. For thousands of years this rock formation is attractive to people. Numerous traces bear witness to the turbulent history of the monument, such as the medieval cave system and the relief of the Deposition from the Cross. The surrounding nature reserve is home to very rare and worth protecting plant and animal species. The significance of this site was confirmed in 2004 with the inclusion in the European network "Natura 2000".

The app guides you with the help of the GPS system and individual maps through this unique natural and cultural landscape. Starting from the information center at the Externsteine, you can discover 20 interactive stations on three circular hiking trails.

Once you have reached one of the Points of Interest of a trail, you access multimedia location based services (audio guides, photo galleries, videos and animations).

The system is providing comprehensive information e.g. on the origin of the Externsteine rock formation, the forest ecosystem, animal and plant species being present in the nature reserve or about the historical use of the landscape. On the pleasant hiking tours there are many unknown things to be discovered.

The nature trails at the Externsteine are a project of the National Association Lippe, funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

The project was developed with the assistance of the Biological Station Lippe and the and with the kind support of the Nature Park Teutoburger Wald / Eggegebirge administration.

For more information visit: www.externsteine-info.de

The nature trails at the Externsteine are part of the GPS Adventure Park Teutoburger Wald / Eggegebirge that has been awarded twice by UNESCO as an official project of the UN Decade "Education for Sustainable Development".

sawah® for other GPS adventure trails in the Nature Park are available and can also be used free of charge.

Discover and experience the natural and cultural landscape in the Teutoburg Forest in an innovative way - simple and mobile.

The app is available in German, English, French and Dutch language.

Note: When you first start the application about 110 MB of video and sound data is downloaded. It is recommended to load these data via a wireless connection.
Updated on
Nov 21, 2019

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