The Externsteine

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:48

Located in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the southern part of the Lippe district, the Externsteine ​​have enchanted the people living here and also visitors for thousands of years and serve as the basis for many myths, fairy tales and sagas. The connection to pagan rituals of the Germans is often a topic and on Walpurgis Night and the winter and summer solstices this rock formation becomes the focus of visitors from all over the world who are looking for or want to strengthen their spiritual experiences here.

And this rock formation is really impressive, especially in the evening hours, when the streams of visitors slowly dissolve and only the sandstone formation with its reflection in the Wiembecke pond dominates the place. We were lucky that an unknown artist took advantage of the approaching blue hour and used the powerful sound body of a cave in the rock for an impressive solo concert. The attached video gives a little taste of the magic that was cast over the scenario for a brief moment.

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Picture 1: The Externsteine are reflected in the Wiembecke pond


Picture 2: Gorges between the Externsteine


Picture 3: On the Externsteine


Picture 4: The Externsteine as sound bodies



Video: The Externsteine as sound bodies by an unknown artist