Calwer Schafott

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Recommended by 132 out of 134 hikers


  • Zauderjo

    Retirement place retired.
    The last execution took place here in 1818. A large information board provides detailed information. For the not so awesome is directly opposite a bird's nest swing 🤪

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Thorsten

    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.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Tom

    A former execution site on the Genießerpfad :-)

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    • March 15, 2015

  • Grit

    Very nice circuit.
    Scaffold, Wölfsbrunnen and game reserve.

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    • April 26, 2015

  • Heidi Hurtig

    Wrong place. The Calwer scaffold is further west.

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    • February 15, 2019

  • Edgar

    This is the "real" scaffold from the Middle Ages. Creepy but worth a visit!

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Toni_Bw

    Here took place on August 28, 1818, the last execution in Calw.

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    • March 25, 2019

  • Grit

    Have started parking from Wimberg.

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    • April 26, 2015

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Location: Hirsau, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation490 m

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