Former Roman quarry from around 200 AD
Many display boards provide information on site about this cultural and historical highlight.
Due to the proximity to the city and the good view, you will meet many day-trippers here on weekends. There is another (and more beautiful) view from the refuge above.
June 4, 2018
The Kriemhildenstuhl is a Roman quarry. It is located in the north of Bad Dürkheim. You can reach it on foot via the Kastaniendelle or the shepherd's waiting area.
The site has been known since the Middle Ages and was therefore associated with the legendary world of the Nibelungenlied. Excavations took place in 1884, 1893/94, 1916/1917, 1934/1935 and 1937-39.
They show a Roman quarry almost completely cleared of debris, which lies about 150 m above the city. On its rock walls, the Kriemhildenstuhl carries many signs that come from Roman legionaries and quarry works.
December 20, 2016
In contrast to the (red) quarries in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, sandstone on the Haardt edge is white-yellow!On a beautiful information board, many inscriptions / pictures that can be found on the walls are explained and marked with red arrows on the walls of the quarry. Horse pictures are particularly easy to recognize. These rock carvings come from the Roman legionaries who worked here in the quarry.Also carved in the stone: a large memorial plaque for the Bad Dürkheim soldiers who died in World War I, and all their names.
August 11, 2021
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