Even more fascinating
are the remains of Roman stone masonary work from the one-time busy Roman quarry providing some building stone in such places as Heidelberg and Trier. In the Felsenmeer you can still see very many unfinished remains of this work, the most spectacular being the large column (Riesensäule) which is 9.39 metres long and 1.30 metres in diameter. This work was seemingly left behind as being faulty or, perhaps, the Romans just left in a hurry. A few years ago some unknown people lit a fire next to
the column and the
heat caused a fracture.
The hillside is
in many well signposted hiking paths that extend over many kilometres. The paths take you around all of the main Roman work pieces. At the top of the hill (Felsberg, 515 mtr) is a stone viewing tower built in 1901/02 (Ohlyturm - open only on prior arrangement) and an African restaurant (Ada's Buka - check opening times).