Mountain Biking Highlight
The three-edged sandstone obelisk was erected in 1810 to commemorate the marriage of Napoleon I with Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. The monument was originally on the Roßmarkt in Alzey and was buried after the fall of Napoleon by his followers at the Fort House, re-erected there in 1844 with Grand Ducal approval, 1933 then placed in the old Burggrafiat to Alzey and returned in 1947 in the Vorholz. Now the original stone is in the care of the Rhineland-Palatinate open-air museum in Bad Sobernheim. Another replica decorates the Rheinhessian village in Bad Sobernheim.
August 30, 2018
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