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Rest area with information board to Bannwald Kartoffelacker
Utilization:The Bannwald potato field is located in the middle of the "Schwetzinger Hardt", a large contiguous forest area between Walldorf and Schwetzingen. "Hardt" is an ancient Germanic word for woodland pasture. In the Schwetzinger Hardt is the input of pigs and livestock since 1412 certified.
In addition to this forest pasture was also a meadow management and even arable farming within the forest, hence the name potato field. Although the cattle drive was already limited from 1785 due to the considerable Verbiß, drove the farmers until 1850 their pigs in the Hardt to use the acorn and beech mast. In addition, in the middle of the 18th century 3,000 deer romped in the Schwetzinger Hardt, which was at that time both royal and Electoral representation hunting.
In the 19th century, when the keeping and feeding of livestock became more and more popular in agriculture, the scattered use of the forest came to the fore. In the process, the leaves were gathered in the forest and transported away.
April 25, 2019
Good place to rest in good weather without a roof for a few sips of water and to relax the muscles. You will also learn a little about the 40ha spell forest, the former agricultural use of the area, from which the name "Kartoffelacker" comes, and that the forest is left to its own devices today.
April 6, 2020
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