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Hier tanzt die Hexe

Hier tanzt die Hexe

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  • Kathrin

    The "Hexentanzplatz" has nothing in common with witches and all that. The term was popularly coined and goes back to gymnastics and free-body activities that newcomers performed on the Faßenberg.
    At the beginning of the 20th century, not only did the wandering bird movement emerge, but many townspeople were increasingly drawn to the countryside, who settled in the great outdoors, gathered and occasionally built small weekend homes. In Hanstedt, this preferably happened on the heights to the right and left of the idyllic Faßenbekes.
    This hustle and bustle in the dark forest may have appeared suspicious to the locals and also had something mystical about it. They observed what was happening from a respectful distance and may have viewed sun worship and ecstatic dances as a kind of witch cult. The sentence: “The witches dance there!” Will quickly have made the rounds and the square already had its name: “Hexentanzplatz”.
    lueneburger-heide.de/service/attraktion/3535/hanstedt-hexentanzplatz-auf-dem-fassenberg.html

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Dolle

    A place with a story that has nothing to do with witch hunts.

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    • December 15, 2019

  • Dolle

    Very original and worth a detour. At first you think of the bad witch hunt, but then the board reveals what is / was going on here.

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    • December 15, 2019

  • Zimmi

    At first glance you think bad things. But the sign explains the history of the place. 👹

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    • December 23, 2019

  • Micha P 🏴‍☠️

    A nice resting place with a really special atmosphere

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Angie P

    In front of the stake is a bench on which we made our second break after 16 km.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • CTomm

    The place has a special charisma.
    An information board describes the creation of the square.
    And there is a bank for those who want to linger a while.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Tolli Olli

    You don't see often and now and then there are also "new" witches ;-)

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    • April 29, 2021

  • Ulli 🔸🚴🔸👣

    Interesting

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    • May 17, 2021

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