Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
The Malberg is of volcanic origin and originated in the time of the Westerwald volcanism 18 to 25 million years ago. It is a dome made of phonolitic lava. In the past, phonolite, which was used in the glass industry, was mined here. On the western slope such a quarry is clearly visible.
At the edge of the summit plateau are the remains of three prehistoric ring walls of Celtic origin. The oldest archaeologically secured settlement took place through the Celts in the middle of the first millennium before our era. In the first century BC Germanic tribes settled on the Malberg followed by a longer settlement break. For the Franconian period in the early Middle Ages, a use as a place of sacrifice and Thingplatz is suspected.  
Malberg Chapel (Osthang)
About 150 m east of the summit is on the eastern slope of the mountain at about 395 m altitude built in 1892 Malberg chapel; Nearby is a source formerly used as a healing spring. Source: Wikipedia
August 16, 2017
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