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Nibelungenfelsen

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  • Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲

    Interesting information can be found at
    pfalz.de/de/sehenswuerdigkeit/nibelungenfelsen
    In the following I quote from it (to a large extent almost verbatim), but with my own additions:
    The Nibelungenfelsen is a rock massif piled up on several levels opposite the confluence of the Kleiner Legelbach and the Großer Legelbach. Under a table rock there is a relief with larger than life figures from the Nibelungen saga, which gave the rock its name.
    The Nibelungen work of art was created in 1928 by the Hagen sculptor Heinrich Harwick (1906 - 1945) on behalf of the Nibelungen Association in Ludwigshafen. This association also built the Nibelungenheim from 1927 to 1934 near the Schwarzsohl forester's lodge on the foundations of the former Breitscheid hunting lodge in the Electoral Palatinate.On the side of the Nibelungen relief is chiseled in runic script:
    ALWAYS SCARED NIBELIAN EMERGENCY
    ALWAYS NEW FROM OLD MAR
    THE RAKES RIGHT BELOW THE KING
    TRONIE DER TREUE AND GISELHER
    A roofed hall, the so-called shooting house, is said to have been located a little above. It is said to have been built in 1866 and was very popular with hikers. It was used for target shooting at meetings of the forest staff. (However, I was only able to discover a wooden plaque with reference to this place and the year it was created.) In front of it there is a rest bench with a table, unfortunately not well preserved, but still a nice place.Right at the top of the Nibelungenfelsen there is another resting place that we found super rustic: four small resting benches around a large round sandstone table. A particularly nice place to take a break! - The road (from Elmstein) to Waldleinigen, built between 1887 and 1890, passes directly above this rest area.

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    • April 7, 2021

  • Manfred 🌳

    The Nibelungenfelsen is a rock massif piled up on several terraces in the Legelbachtal. Under a table rock there is a relief with larger-than-life figures from the Nibelungen saga, which gave the rock its name. The work of art was created in 1928 by the Hagen sculptor Heinrich Harwick on behalf of the Nibelungenverein Ludwigshafen. This association also built the Nibelungenheim in the forest near Schwarzsohl from 1927 to 1934 on the foundation walls of the former hunting lodge in the Palatinate region of Breitscheid.

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    • June 14, 2021

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Location: Elmstein, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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