With history, naturally!

Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald

Geology

As a typical low mountainous area, the National Park is made up of ridges which reach heights of up to 816m at Erbeskopf, the highest point in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The rock consists mainly of quartzite. It is over 380 million years old and dates back to the Devonian geological age. Its rocky ridges and piles of rocks resulting from surface weathering, known as “Rosselhalden,” define the image of the National Park in many places.

The ranger tours at Wildenburg and at Otzenhausen Celtic Park provide a fascinating insight into geological conditions in the region.