Wonderful view of the nearby Wartburg - a huge man-made crevice that reveals the view of the nearby Wartburg. According to tradition, decayed animal carcasses were catapulted from here at the time of the Landgraves to the Wartburg in order to contaminate the well water there and to force the castle crew to give up.
September 3, 2020
At this point the forest opens up and you have a wonderful view of the nearby Wartburg. Many just walk past, the place is easy to recognize and just one look in the right direction and the Wartburg towers over you.
The branch and the bank at the edge of the path directly above the path are striking.
September 17, 2021
The Blidenstatt is part of the "Eisenacher Burg" (today a monument), remains of a former medieval castle
hilltop complex. The Wartburg was shelled from here.
In the Thuringian-Hessian War of Succession (1247–1263), fighting took place between 1260 and January 1262 over the Wartburg and the possessions of the town of Eisenach. On the Wartburg, a Wettin garrison was able to hold out against the besiegers (Brunswick and Hessian troops, reinforced by Eisenach vigilantes). The Eisenacher Burg was therefore a siege castle, it blocked the south-eastern access routes to the city of Eisenach and the Wartburg.
February 19, 2022
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