Mountain Biking Highlight
The Hohenseelbachskopf originally carried a basalt summit, similar to the Druidenstein.
Like the Druid Stone, this distinctive basaltic peak between 500 and 300 BC was probably a significant Celtic settlement and cult site. On the top of the hill, a circular rampart and an urn burial ground were created.
In the 13th century, the noble family of Seelbach built a castle, which was but a little later destroyed by the Archbishop of Trier. Supposedly the owner was a robber baron.
However, the hilltop was demolished by basalt mining at the beginning of the 20th century. Remains of basalt columns, but can still be seen today.
On Hohenseelbachskopf is a beautiful forest restaurant with beer garden.
Here is a nice network of trails, forest trails and even designated MTB routes :-)
May 18, 2017
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