The scaffold - the word comes from the French and means "blood scaffold" - is round and built of stone. Seven steps lead to the pedestal, which is said to have been the place of execution of Calw until 1818.In the past, the "witches" were burned or beheaded here. And it is said that the spirits of the innocent dead are still haunting here. On the 1.70 meter high and 5.80 meter wide, accessible scaffold is a 55 centimeters high and 46 centimeters wide wooden stake, in which a sword is inserted.At the scaffold there is not only a bench but also a bird's nest swing, where you can rest well. There is also an interesting information board that tells a story about a robber killer.
January 1, 2017
The Calwer scaffold is now just an eye-catcher for walkers - a place of execution in retirement. The last execution took place here in 1818 due to a court decision with great participation of the population.
In addition to the scaffold, there is a monkey swing for children.
March 20, 2020
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