Mountain Biking Highlight
As the name implies, public executions used to take place on hills or mountains with this name. Hundreds of hills and mountains carry this name in German-speaking countries. One picked out elevations that were visible from far away, or in prominent places, such as. B. way crossings, were. The gallows mountains, Galgenbühl, Galgenhügel or Rabensteine were usually located directly at a border to deter the people who entered the new territory from crime.In Ulmers Chronicle from 1872 is the reference to the last execution in Hersbruck, which was completed in 1741 to Katharina Dilling from Neuhof near Fürnried. At the same time, the hand of the referee cut off his hand, and immediately afterwards the head of the executioner was cut off. It was customary at the time that, as a warning to all passers-by, the severed hand was put on a pole.
August 25, 2019
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