Rossel, an artificial ruin on the highest elevation of the
Niederwald, was established in 1774 by the count Ostein. A
round stair tower leads to a spacious platform which opens
a magnificent view of the Nahe mouth and the Binger Loch (Binger
The Rossel belongs to an “experience park” which
Ostein established on the Niederwald. You can reach it easily if
a footpath from the Niederwalddenkmal. The footpath goes on the
right in the Adlerwarte (eagle vantage point). (However, the stair
tower is not opened continuously. Hence, it is advisable to ask
the opening times).
Approach with the Rossel there lies the magic
cave, an about 60 metres long built artificial cave which leads by
and pebble lining to a dome-overcast rotunda. From there effective
views of the other Rhine side come up to the castle Rheinstein
and on the Clemenskapelle (Clemens chapel) with Trechtingshausen.