Celtic ring wall Otzenhausen
FortificationIn Otzenhausen you can still find a Celtic ring wall, which is considered the best preserved Celtic monument in Germany. Also known as the "Hun ring", it still reaches 12 meters in height with a thickness of 40 meters. Archaeological excavations are still active here.In the Celtic Park, at the foot of the Otzenhausen ring wall, a "real" Celtic village is currently being built, as it might have looked 2,000 years ago within the massive fortification at the top of the Dollberg. The reconstruction of an authentic Celtic settlement is an essential part of the emerging Celtic Park. In the final stage, the settlement will consist of a total of 10 residential, handicraft and storage buildings, which are oriented in architecture and construction to the historical findings and models. The preliminary work for the construction of the fourth and last building group, consisting of a residential and a craftsman's house, has recently begun.Hiking at the Celtic ring wallNumerous hiking trails invite to extensive discoveries in the surrounding area.What did a Celtic fortress of the Iron Age look like 2,000 years ago? How did the inhabitants protect themselves from their enemies? How did our ancestors live in the largest Celtic fortress in Europe? What weapons did a warrior use? Answers to these and other questions can be found on the Archaeological Information Trail around the mighty fortress. "Cerda and Celtoi": A total of 18 contemporary artists from 15 European countries provide an insight into the art of the Celts with their sculptures. Materials from the region were used, mainly sandstone, but also wood and iron, in order to do justice to the reference to the Celts, who once formed the roots of today's Europe.