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Vierherrenstein

Vierherrenstein

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    On the Aggrippastraße in the Dahlem Forest: In the area around the old landmark you can walk in the footsteps of the Romans and on the Way of St. James, which uses some ancient Roman roads. Am Stein is a hiking information place with a refuge

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    • October 29, 2018

  • An interesting and historic waypoint, where you can also write in a visitor's book!

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    • May 20, 2020

  • The boundary stone protruding 75 cm from the ground marks the meeting of four former domains, three of which can be read from letters and coats of arms on the sides of the boundary stone: IVNG stands for Jünkerath, KRON for Kronenburg and SCHM for Schmidtheim. On the other hand, the fourth side of the stone, its weather side, is too weathered to reveal the fourth rule; it was evidently the rule of Blankenheim. Source: kuladig.de/Objektansicht/O-56169-20121031-9

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    • March 6, 2021

  • This is also where the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate runs

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    • August 30, 2020

  • A historical border point of four adjoining areas, which has already been explained well and in detail above.

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    • January 17, 2022

  • Four gentlemen met here around 500 years ago: Jünkerath, Kronenburg, Schmidtheim and Blankenheim. The coats of arms and the first letters of the first three territories can still be seen on the basalt lava stone boundary. Much indicates that the side facing the town of Esch used to bear the coat of arms of the House of Blankenheim.Here in the Dahlemer Wald, on the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Agrippastraße winds its way through the terrain in wide serpentine lines. Unusual for a Roman road, but there is a simple reason for it: The road construction engineers based the route on the ridge between Esch and Schmidtheim, which is a distinctive watershed between the rivers Kyll and Ahr. Such a high path remains passable even when the river valleys are flooded.Originally the street was 5.55 meters wide. For their construction, the road builders first removed the humus and layered weathered gray sandstone on the clay soil to secure it. The sandstone was covered by a thin layer of rubble stone. Finally, the road surface was given a six centimeter thick water-bound cover.Today the road embankment is up to 1.70 meters high and recognizable as a winding line over a length of approx. 2.7 kilometers in the forest. In the area of the Vierherrenstein, a removal pit interrupts the ancient road - a local brickworks extracted its raw material here. The road embankment reappears behind the pilgrim's cross on the Escher side and runs about 150 meters parallel to today's road before it disappears into the terrain.

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    • January 7, 2022

  • The stone bears the date of April 15, 1501. It is a document about the Vogtsgeding held in Stadtkyll on the Wednesday after Easter. The alderman's office at Hof Stadtkyll always begins and ends at the Vierherrenstein on the Heidenkopf. Later, the name Vierherrenstein also appears in the alderman's office of Glaad and Sengersdorf - a former deserted settlement." eifelzeitung.de/region/neues-umfeld-am-vierherrenstein-13793

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    • January 12, 2022

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