According to legend, Emperor Charlemagne is said to have lost his way on a hunting excursion from his nearby residence in Aachen in the High Fens and was forced to spend the night on this large quartzite rock.
When he then refused the cap offered by his servant with the words “cap not”, this is said to have led to the name of the neighboring village.
As I said - this is a legend ...
May 10, 2018
A prominent point about one kilometer north of the village Mützenich is Emperor Charles Bettstatt, not far from the Stelings, from where one of the main roads into the High Fens leads.
Legend has it that when Emperor Charlemagne got lost one day in the hunt, he is said to have pitched his involuntary bed on this quartzite block. With a little imagination you can see notches where a body with head and feet could have been. According to this impression, however, this figure would have been almost three meters tall.
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May 27, 2016
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