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Calwer Schafott

Calwer Schafott

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 660 out of 675 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord

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  • Thorsten

    The scaffold - the word comes from French and means "scaffolding" - is round and made of stone. Seven steps lead to the pedestal, which is said to have been the place of execution for the city 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 haunted here. On the 1.70 meter high and 5.80 meter wide, accessible scaffold there is a 55 centimeter high and 46 centimeter wide wooden stake in which a sword is stuck.

    In addition to a bench, there is also a bird's nest swing near the scaffold, which is great for resting. There is also an interesting information board that tells a story about a woman robbery.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Tom 💙💛

    A former execution site on the Genießerpfad :-)

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    • March 15, 2015

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Execution site in retirement.
    The last execution took place here in 1818. A large information board provides detailed information. For the not-so-awe-inspiring, there is a bird's nest swing right across the street 🤪

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Toni_Bw

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

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    • March 25, 2019

  • Udo

    Read the gruesome story of jurisdiction and how it works on the board. For education, students were forced to witness executions.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Andi

    The Calwer scaffold is only an eye-catcher for walkers - a place of execution in retirement. In 1818, the last execution based on a court decision took place here, with the participation of the population.
    Source: schwarzwald-tourismus.info/attractions/schabott-b9294fff45

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    • July 28, 2021

  • Grit

    Very nice circular route.
    Scaffold, wolf fountain and game reserve.

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    • April 26, 2015

  • haertera

    Here you can re-enact how such a cruel beheading felt. Nice photo opportunity. Fortunately, the last execution was long ago (1818).

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    • January 12, 2021

  • Edgar_HFJ

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

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    • March 24, 2019

  • WanderWelten Teinachtal

    Scaffold, history at the gates of Calw

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    • May 7, 2020

  • UweG

    The Calw scaffold is only an eye-catcher for walkers - a place of execution in retirement. In 1818, the last execution took place here due to a court judgment with a large participation of the population.
    There is a monkey swing for children next to the scaffold.

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    • March 20, 2020

  • Michael

    Worth seeing and interesting with a good information board.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Rainer & Petra

    There is also a story about the execution of Gertrude Pfeiflin von Teinach. (Info sign)

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    • June 16, 2021

  • Sjipkamp

    Great swing right next to it for young and old

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Doktorbike

    Very mystical place. The last public execution took place in 1818 🤭. I would not recommend visiting in the dark. "Gertrude is watching you" 😱

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    • October 13, 2021

  • Grit

    Have started parking from Wimberg.

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    • April 26, 2015

  • Manfred R.K.

    A holdover from the past

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    • May 5, 2020

  • Liek

    Very nice photo backdrop. Best of all with three or two people with a tripod. Then one can put his head on it and the other hold the sword xD.

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    • September 27, 2020

  • Travelsanne ♡

    This stone circle in the middle of the forest was built in 1800 and used by the city of Calw as an execution site. The Calwer scaffold is one of the last preserved in Baden-Württemberg.

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    • April 15, 2022

  • Bernd 🚴🏼‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️

    Cool and scary at the same time

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    • August 23, 2021

  • Martin Schreiner

    Lay your head down and regret your sins.

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    • March 13, 2022

  • UweG

    There was no scaffold today.

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    • March 15, 2020

  • ROLFST

    A mystical place considering the human destiny negotiated here.

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    • April 11, 2022

  • T-tobi

    Including an interesting information board on the subject, which I had never heard of before

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    • May 17, 2022


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

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