In the past, borders were often marked by distinctive boundary stones. One of the most noticeable boundary stones is the Moisburger stone. Today the southern border of Hamburg's national territory runs here, and Lower Saxony begins behind it.
Originally the stone was used as a boundary marker between the offices
Harburg and Moisburg set. Beyond the Moisburger Stein began
the Electorate of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, later the kingdom
Hanover. The initials of George II, the
was not only elector, but also British king!
The Roman numerals MDCCL stand for the year of the
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October 29, 2019
The date 1750 actually indicates the year in which the forest boundary was determined, which was marked by 65 stones. In fact, this stone was erected in 1754.
Above the royal monogram is the serial number.
"No. LXV" shows that this stone is the 65th and thus the last on this border. If you want to discover the first stone of this border (which, apart from the number (No. I) looks almost exactly like the Moisburger stone), you will find more information here: https:// Grenzsteine.wordpress.com/
May 16, 2020
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