The Bodenstein cliffs extend over a length of about four kilometres between Bodenstein and the Jägerhaus am Hainberg.
They are built from the Hilssandstein of the Lower Cretaceous. This sandstone is mostly placed in the so-called sub-aptium and has an age of about 110 million years ago today.
The strength of the Hilssandstein is subject to a strong change, which is why it can only be used to a limited extent as a workstone. In the Hainberg the hardness is quite good, which is why the Bodenstein cliffs were prepared by weathering processes in their present form.
The Hainberg is mainly forested with beech trees. Large parts are landscape conservation areas, the rocks partly natural monuments.
Directions See: Bodensteiner Klippen