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Wuestenberg or wotan mountain

Wuestenberg or wotan mountain
Wuestenberg or wotan mountain

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The Saverne forest has a rock plateau called Wuestenberg or "Wotan mountain" evoking Germanic mythology. Indeed, Wotan, also known as Odin, is the chief god in Norse mythology: it is the god of knowledge, of victory and death. The word " Wuestenberg", refers to the mountain of the deserts or the mountain of anger or even battlefield. It is a place where alternate life and death, anger and reconciliation.

This 1-km-long north/south plateau is between twenty and one hundred meters large, and overlooks the natural corridor between Alsace and Lorraine. 30-meter-high cliffs surround the plateau, except in the north. Indeed, at this point the plateau is strengthened by a pagan wall built of dry stone, 1.5 meters thick and 1 meter wide.

The site contains many remains which show the presence of Celts in the fifth and sixth centuries BC. In 1850, A. Goldenberg discovered fragments of Gallo-Roman millstones and tiles as well as ceramics dating from La Tene. Remains are still visible on this site invaded by forest, mossy vegetation and beautiful oaks. In 1997, Mr. Châtelet discovered the reuse of grave stones in the Gallo-Roman walls of the enclosure, and established that Wüstenberg was a pre-Roman structure that was remodeled during the Vth and VIth centuries AC. The structure was later dismantled, during the Middle Ages when the Ochsenstein castle was built.

A magnificent oak stands in the middle of the forest and is considered as a totem. Beside it, lies the Stone of the Druids, a rock placed intentionally with a large pond, 80 cm wide and 40 cm deep.

It is a quiet and mysterious place where you can easily stroll.

Author : Bérengère©

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