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Holzklauer Schlag

Holzklauer Schlag

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 143 out of 145 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Sauerland-Rothaargebirge

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  • Uli

    Historic border crossing from Nassau-Oranien (Siegerland) to Kurkölln (Sauerland) with Koelschem Heck, Schanze and Grenzstein. Display board with lots of interesting information about the historic square. There is a deep ravine in the immediate vicinity.

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    • August 6, 2017

  • Jake the hiker

    Very interesting historical place

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Hans Wolfgang

    A well worth seeing ground monument in a historical place. A border crossing of the 'Kölschen Heck's', a fortification from the late Middle Ages between Nassau and Kurköln.

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    • January 6, 2020

  • Frank 🌳 & Dackel Gustav

    Some history along the way.

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    • August 23, 2021

  • Bruno... & Konsorten

    Former border at the "Kölschen Heck". The border stone from 1690 still stands on the border itself. Upstream of the major border crossings through which well-traveled trade routes led, there were upstream entrenchments behind which soldiers camped to protect the border. In some places the ravine was only so wide that, for safety reasons, only a wagon could pass. The hedge itself was secured with ditches, walls, and impenetrable branches and thorns several meters wide. The trees did their job at the barriers themselves. Many surnames in the population still bear witness to this activity.

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    • December 26, 2021

  • Bruno... & Konsorten

    Historic border crossing between Chur-Cöln and Nassau Oranien.

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    • January 3, 2022

  • Frank 🌳 & Dackel Gustav

    @Claudia, there was already a highlight here too. Creating duplicates doesn't really help. :-)

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    • May 29, 2022

  • Anja 🐩🐾

    Historical border with keeper's cottage and barrier. Informative display board available. Free hiking car park nearby.

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    • May 29, 2022

  • Claudia🚶🏼‍♀️

    Historic border crossing "Holzklauer Schlag" on the former Nassau-Orange / Chur-Cölln border. This over 100km long border was set again after tough negotiations that started in 1688. The boundary stones were then set until 1690.
    The passages along the border were called "beats" (turnpike). The "Bäumer" (who opened and closed the barrier) did their job on these blows. Other strikes in our area were the "Big Blow" near Hohenheim, the Ohrndorfer blow, the Oberheeser blow, the cat or and the Crombacher blow.

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    • June 28, 2020

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Location: Freudenberg, Siegerland-Wittgenstein, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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