More than 2,000 years ago there was a lot of activity on the Donnersberg: market days, crafts and trade characterized an early city whose size is today hardly imaginable. At that time, several thousand people lived here. From the former settlement only remains of the city walls are preserved, which were originally once 4 meters high. But the archaeologists have done a great job: An impressive model, which was built at the original location of an excavated and worn-out piece of wall, gives in all its details exciting construction details. Pure Celtic feeling!
On the high plateau of the mountain are the remains of a two-part Celtic ringwall (oppidum), which was one of the largest of its kind north of the Alps with a total length of 8.5 km. It was in the Latène period, about 150 BC. Built and occupied an area of 240 hectares, with the eastern main plant a wall height of about 4 m is detected. A small section, which is about 170 m (as the crow flies) northeast of the Ludwigsturm at 662.5 m altitude, has been reconstructed. The entire plant was about 50 BC. Peacefully evacuated.
It is worth the entire route on the former Celtic Wall run (about 5 km), as there are in addition to the reconstruction of the parking lot two more archaeological refurbishments, which give an insight into the cross section and closer to the original construction of the Celts.
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