In 1891, a marriage was made under the oak tree. Previously, the lovers had hidden letters in a knothole of the oak tree. In the following years, more and more lovers use this knothole. Today, the groom oak even has its own postal address.
The imposing oak is said to be more than 500 years old
October 16, 2017
Old oak at the Dodau forestry. The "black owl on a pentagonal yellow background symbol" is attached to this oak. This tree must be protected as an individual creation of nature for scientific, natural history or regional reasons or because of its rarity, peculiarity or beauty. (§ 28 BNatSchG)
January 11, 2020
The Dodau forester's daughter (Mrs. Ohrt) and the son of a Leipzig chocolate manufacturer (Mr. Schütte-Felsche) loved each other, but were not allowed to come together according to their parents' wishes. Therefore, they wrote letters that they deposited in a knothole of the old oak. The parents, however, could be retuned and the two married in 1891, of course, under the oak.
More and more lovers used in the following years, the knothole for letter writing until 1927 a leader had to be hired and the post office began to deliver letters here.
Since then: Who writes a contact ad or whatever "Bräutigamseiche, Dodauer Forst, 23701 Eutin", whose letter is deposited by the post office in the knothole. And whoever wants and is interested can come and take letters (and, of course, answer them).
And there is also a legend about planting. More under
November 30, 2019
The bridegroom oak is an oak in the Dodauer Forst near Eutin in Schleswig-Holstein. For a long time, it was the only tree in the world with its own mailing address and brought marriage partners into contact via a dead mailbox.de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%A4utigamseiche
February 3, 2020
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