Not much has remained of Mount Stenzelberg. Already in the Middle Ages the Cistercian monks of Heisterbachgained stones there to build their enormous abbey church. For centuries the quarry continued, even after 1908, when the quarries on Mount Petersberg were closed. In 1922 the Seven Mountains were put under preservation order, and in 1931 the quarry at Mount Stenzelberg was finally closed.
When I go for a walk to Mount Nonnenstromberg (335 m), I often feel like I was in a fairy forest, especially on foggy days. Maybe the legendary Monk of Heisterbach, who had followed a bird’s voice deeper and deeper into the woods, had arrived on the Nonnenstromberg? Nowhere else […]
Here we are at the abandoned quarry at Mount Weilberg, near the monastery of Heisterbach at the L268 street. In the 19th century and early 20th Century, basalt was mined here a stone that resists even hardest pressure. With the building of streets and railway lines, every time more basalt […]