Druidenhain

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  • Maren Ingrid

    The boulders set up in long rows have long inspired the imagination of visitors to this mystical place in the middle of the forest. According to popular belief, this should have been a place of worship for Celtic priests (Druids). However, this has not been proven scientifically. But even so it makes fun for young and old to meander through the rocks.

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    • March 19, 2017

  • Frankenhiker

    Due to the unusual rock formations and the excited imagination of the visitors, at the end of the 19th / beginning of the 20th century probably this forest area got its name. The popular belief is that it was a place of worship for Celtic priests (the Druids). However, this could not be confirmed from a scientific point of view. In 1989, an investigation was carried out by the Geological Institute of the University of Erlangen. A place of worship could not be confirmed.
    The mayor of Wohlmannsgesees came to the conclusion at the end of the 20th century that it was a prehistoric place of worship. However, this could not be conclusively confirmed. since no human traces were found in the Druid grove. Other assumptions made by geologists are that the Druid grove could be a collapsed cave system or a quarry used in the Middle Ages. The assumption of a quarry is also close because the ruins Neideck is not far away.
    Whatever this place is, an old quarry, a whim of nature or a place of worship. We will probably never know. Maybe it was used by the Druids because of these special rock formations and the Druids certainly had some fantasy ;-)
    This place has its own charisma for every visitor.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • prosutus

    The rocks are very exciting for little children

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    • December 28, 2015

  • Hans Peter

    Here it is also good camping. If you overbear, make sure to get up in time and watch the sunrise. The forest then looks like enchanted.

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Stunning rock labyrinth. For the theory of the place of worship, however, one needs a lot of imagination. There are even "guides" offered by esoterics. Either locally or in surrounding villages interested parties find corresponding offers.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Susanne

    Very generous "garden", through which one can durchschlendern

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    • August 13, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    Who needs Stonehenge, we have the Druid grove !!

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    • March 29, 2019

  • Alexander

    Spectacular and really unique.

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    • April 22, 2020

  • Engelbertson

    Just a dream. Check it out for yourself

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    • May 6, 2020

  • Marten

    Rock labyrinth in a high beech forest. A hundred years ago, the then mayor of the nearby village of Wohlmannsgesees (Georg Richter) made this place known through his thesis that the place now called the Druid Grove would be a prehistoric cult and sun observation site.

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    • May 18, 2020

  • Bernd

    Very interesting place. The risky rocks appear structured, creating an impressive, unreal backdrop. Of course, the impression is somewhat clouded because in good weather it is also a popular adventure playground for families with children. Comprehensible but good to know so that you can plan an excursion as early as possible if you want to visit the place as undisturbed as possible.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Weini

    Very nice rock formation and a picturesque area, but you should visit it on less frequented days, otherwise this beautiful spot is totally overcrowded ...

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Michael Hopf

    Mystical and fantastic. Goblins, fairies and elves come every moment.

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    • June 23, 2020

  • Dagmar 🥾

    Very nice place that invites you to linger.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Naxxos

    Even if you have not been able to agree for a long time on whether this is a prehistoric place of worship or not - worth seeing are the mossy tons of boulders ever.

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    • June 13, 2019

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Location: Wiesenttal, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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