The Houbirg is a mountain near Happurg in Middle Franconia with a departed Celtic oppidum of the same name. Remains of the still ten-meter high walls, which cover an area of almost one square kilometer in length of 4.5 kilometers. In addition, a prehistoric site, a stables and a complex of tunnels erected as part of the underground relocation testify to the history of the survey.
December 4, 2016
The word Houbirg is split into two words in "Birg" and "Hou". Birg comes from the word "bergen", which means "retreating to the mountain" for defense purposes, and Hou is related to the word "Hag", which means thorn bush, enclosure and fortified place.
The Houbirg is one of the largest Celtic hill settlements in southern Germany, which was surrounded by a 4.5 km long ring wall (see Nuremberg city wall: 4 km).
First settlement records go to about 1600 BC. Back. It is believed that the site was built in two main settlement phases, the urnfield period (around 900-800 BC) and the early Celtic (about 500 BC), when it was finally expanded by the Celtic latency culture ,
December 15, 2016
Hohler Fels is a natural karst cave. In addition to the cave, the neighboring rock face also bears this name. The south-opened cave is located at 546 m above sea level. NN Höhe.Grandiose view of the surrounding area, nice seats for a rest with a view of the Happurger reservoir.
September 15, 2019
From Pommelsbrunn you can start from the S-Bahn station. Just go in the direction of the pub and follow the red signs (1000hmtr ...). I ran counterclockwise and found this variant good. There are many vertical meters to practice and great views. The round is the southern part of the 1000-Höhenmeterweges and the nicer part. The marks are very good. However, I did not find a rest stop. But Pommelsbrunn is nearby and the Naturfreundehaus there is open on weekends (ask in low season!)
October 6, 2019
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