Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 310 out of 319 hikers


  • Lars

    Very impressive, ancient ruins that invite you to play and be amazed. Attention: Archaeological finds must be reported here!

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    • June 16, 2016

  • Ralf

    The Heidenlöcher are the ruins of a hilltop castle near the Palatine town of Deidesheim in Rhineland-Palatinate. The remains indicate a stronghold of Carolingian and possibly Ottonian times.

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    • March 16, 2017

  • Arno

    In the 1820s, so-called Heimatfreunde brought the Fliehburg into the consciousness of a wider public for the first time. The excavation was undertaken in 1907/08 under the direction of Friedrich Sprater of the Historical Museum of the Palatinate (Speyer). Sprater still believed that it was a settlement from the Celtic period, as evidenced by the first part of the name, which classifies the Celts as heathens. The complex was marked by the Ritterstein 260 at the beginning of the 20th century.

    Recent research has shown that the plant is more than a thousand years younger. The second part of the name comes from the depressions that the collapsed buildings had left in the forest floor. According to current knowledge, it is not certain that the facility has ever been used in accordance with its purpose; at least it is believed that the heathen holes were never permanently inhabited. Although the building remains on a pronounced interior development, but it lacks both regularly operated fireplaces and landfills.

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    • February 26, 2018

  • fsw57

    The heath holes (ruin of a cave castle) are very worth seeing.

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    • February 12, 2017

  • Jochen

    Foundations of a historic fortification from the time of the late Carolingian or Ottonen.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Klaus-Peter

    Adventurous for children and ancient ruins.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Patrick

    It looks kinda weird and you wonder how it used to be. Definitely worth seeing.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Jörg

    Interesting place where you can well take a break.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • How

    Old castle grounds from which only foundations are visible.

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    • May 16, 2018

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    • March 11, 2017

  • Tina64

    The potholes lie on the 347 m high Martensberg. They are surrounded by a rampart. Inside the wall you will find the remains of many dwellings. Presumably, this plant is the remains of a refuge from the inhabitants of the Rhine plain to flee from the predatory Normans and Huns. It was probably built in the 9th-10th. Century.

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    • November 11, 2018

  • RobertS

    I am impressed by the story of the mankind. The notion that we are still similar, if not ticking, makes me think later.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    A truly beautiful place to stay and enjoy the tranquility.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Theo

    A special place

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    • November 22, 2018

  • Jürgen aus Sifi

    Very interesting and mysterious. It was probably a refugee settlement before the Normans.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Marianne PWV

    Potholes, 9th-10th c. for the protection of the population from the Normans, important cultural asset, must see ...

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    • July 2, 2019

  • D. Z.

    Who would like to escape the whole "Multikulti" and wonder who our ancestors were (Teutons, Slavs, Celts, etc.) ... should definitely come here and remember!

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    • March 22, 2019

  • roseracer

    Remains of a historic settlement.

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    • September 22, 2019

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Location: Deidesheim, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation400 m

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