4 Rock Formations to explore in Germany
Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.
The Bastei is a rock formation in Saxon Switzerland, Germany. The place has been a tourist attraction for more than 150 years. The rock stands at 305 meters above sea level and the Bastei bridge offers spectacular views over the mountains and the Elbe river. Bastei is a major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, and can be visited at any time without any fee.
Trifels Castle is a reconstructed medieval castle at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft) near the small town of Annweiler, in tRhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located above the Queich valley within the Palatinate Forest on one peak of a red sandstone mountain that is split into three. The castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Lorelei also spelled Loreley in German, is a 132 m (433 ft) high slate rock on the bank of the River Rhine in the Rhine Gorge at Sankt Goarshausen in Germany. The Loreley Amphitheatre on top of the rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The translation of the name Loreley is: 'murmur rock' or 'murmuring rock'. The heavy currents and a small waterfall in the area created a murmuring sound, and this combined with the special echo the rock produces to act as a sort of amplifier, giving the rock
The Messel Pit is a disused quarry near Messel's village about 35 km south-east of Frankfurt. Because of its abundance of fossils, it has significant geological and scientific importance. It is is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site on Dec 9, 1995, making the area a tourist site and famous attraction. The Messel Pit provides the best preserved evidence of Geiseltalian flora and fauna so far discovered. Most other sites are lucky to contain partial skeletons, but Messel boasts extensive pres