The Externsteine in Horn-Bad Meinberg

Nature meets culture

The Externsteine - a striking, about 40 meters high towering rock formation in the valley of the Wiembecke near Horn-Bad Meinberg in Lippe - are among the best known natural and cultural monuments in Germany. Every year, around half a million people visit the Externsteine. This high number of visitors poses a special challenge for the nature reserve. Therefore, the Landesverband Lippe as the owner of the monument and the Biologische Station Lippe as partners have set themselves the task of reconciling nature conservation and tourism.

Opening hours for climbing the rocks an the information center and the interactive exhibition Externsteine
daily 10:00-18:00
Weather-related changes reserved

Entrance to the ascent of the rocks
Adults 4,- €
Children (up to 14 years) 2,- €

Combi ticket ascent Externsteine and Hermannsdenkmal

The ascent of the two tourist highlights Lippes available at a special price:
Adults 6,- €
Children (up to 14 years) 3,- €

The combined ticket entitles you to a one-time climb to both monuments within one season.

Conducted tour Externsteine with visit to the grotto

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
School holidays: also on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Meeting point: Info Center Externsteine
Start: 11:00 clock
Duration: about 1 hour

Costs (including entrance to the ascent of the rocks):
Adults 7,- €
Children (6 to 14 years) 3,50 €

We reserve the right to change without notice.

Special price DUO-guide Externsteine and Hermannsdenkmal (incl. Admission to the ascent of both monuments):
Adults 12,- €
Children (6 to 14 years) 6,- €


Externsteiner Str. 35
32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg