On the Oberberg, where the height of the Ithberg bends to Coppenbrügge, lies the Teufelskueche above the Lecker Hainholz. Like the devil's kitchen of the same name on the bare cell in Hils, this place was probably a pre-Christian place of sacrifice. It is enclosed on both sides by high rocks. The surrounding area gives the impression that giant hands have scattered rocks. Due to the fallen rocks, the place looks much more gruesome and wilder than the devil's kitchen on the Hils. The old tree trunks with their whitish-green moss beards, which stand out from the tangle of rocks, give the whole picture the look of gray times. One might consider this place either as a particularly worthy place to stay for pagan deities or as a safe haven for pagan worship and sacrificial feasts before the victorious advance of Christianity. The border between Lauenstein and Coppenbrügge is said to have been controversial here. The disputes continued over a long period of time and could not be identified for a long time. For this reason, some suspect that the name stems from the fact that one may have said: "It must have gotten into the devil's kitchen."
Texts from: Ithland - Sagenland, Ulrich Baum, 1987
August 21, 2018
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