A 20 m long tunnel in a certain hill in the Spiegelberg is called a "penny cave".
The property is only a few 100 m from the zoo and is hardly known.
The hill is clearly man-made.
It is evenly oval and leveled at the top.
A beaten path leads across the area.
An angled tunnel with an entrance and an exit has been cut about 3 m below the surface of the hill.
Around the hill there are further caves at a distance of a few 100 m, which are now called "Shepherd's Caves".
It is possible that they were used in connection with this first one.
The shepherds later saw this as welcome protection from the weather.
This cave got its name because children who used to play often found small coins (pennies) in the cave, possibly small offerings.
October 11, 2020
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