Mountain Biking Highlight
About an hour west of Alfeld, at the village of Brunkensen, lies the Lippoldshöhle. It consists of several rooms, one of which is called the kitchen, another is called the horse stable. A column in the rock is called the chimney. The robber Lippold used to live in this cave. So that one could not trace him so easily, he knocked down his horse's horseshoes. On all the paths that passed, he had attached wires that connected with a bell in the cave. If one of you passed by and hit the wire with your foot, the bell soon rang. Then Lippold came out of his cave, shot down the man and robbed him.
Source www.Alfeld de. Small people can climb in, but take a flashlight with them
April 18, 2019
The crevices created by nature were artificially expanded to an earthen stable and served in the Middle Ages as Sperrburg. But before that the cave as well as the nearby "Lügenstein" should have served religious purposes.
The first written mention dates from the year 1466, when the Hildesheim bishop moved "before dat Lippoldshohl" to block a road. The time was characterized by clashes around the area between Hohenbüchen and Brunkensen, so that the cave was the source of many legends from the area. The best-known legend is that of the robber Lippold, which is still alive today in the local history of Brunkensens: Once a year on Ascension Day, the robber Lippold rides into the village and opens the festivities around the Lippoldshöhle.
The cave consists of several chambers connected by corridors as well as a natural crevice, the so-called "chimney", which was originally supposed to have served as entrance. The rooms are known as "kitchen", "parlor" and "prison". Numerous beam holes in the rock face suggest wooden extensions.
The entry into the cave is done today via the kitchen or a steel staircase in the slightly higher corridor to the prison. Inside the cave, a steel ladder helps overcome the height difference in the main aisle.
July 29, 2019
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