Burghalder Fels - Karolingische Fliehburg

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  • Manfred

    The end of the 9th century, when the Carolingians ruled in the former East Franconia, was characterized by turbulent times. In danger of armies, the inhabitants fled from a settlement in the valley to a nearby mountain fortification. Such a refuge was discovered on the Burghalder rock. The northern surface of the rock separated an eight-meter wide ditch from the easily accessible massif. The stone material from the ditch was used for a wall about two meters wide behind the ditch.
    A knight stone reminds of it. Highly recommended.

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    • November 20, 2018

  • MaudS

    At the entrance to the climbing rocks and always just below below, you will come across the Burghalder rock. The path continues behind it - is not so easy to recognize at first glance, but soon wide enough again.

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    • October 4, 2015

  • Marianne PWV On Tour

    An elongated rock massif, this was the castle Backelstein, a retired early medieval Spornburg. On the rock of the outer bailey is the PWV-Ritterstein 220 with the inscription 'Backelstein - Fruehmittelalterliche Holzburg' P.W.V. incorporated in the rock.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • Marianne PWV On Tour

    On a rocky reef stands the great Ritterstein 219 with the inscription 'Burghalder Fels PWV'. He documents a former section fortification on the Burghalder rock.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    A long rock massif, on which can be walked around

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    • March 22, 2018

  • Manfred

    The end of the 9th century, when the Carolingians ruled in the former East Franconia, was characterized by turbulent times. In danger of armies, the inhabitants fled from a settlement in the valley to a nearby mountain fortification. Such a refuge was discovered on the Burghalder rock. The northern surface of the rock separated an eight-meter wide ditch from the easily accessible massif. The stone material from the ditch was used for a wall about two meters wide behind the ditch.

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    • November 20, 2018

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Location: Hauenstein, Südwestpfalz, Palatinate Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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