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Gollenstein - Blieskastel
Gollenstein - Blieskastel
The highest menhir of Germany is the Gollenstein. During christianization, it got this niche made with the cross engraved in it.
The Wehrmacht in the world war II laid it down to prevent air force landmarking against the allies. Unfortionally it broke in three fragments then. After the war, the stone was re-erected. Especially this one is a victim of vandalism.
Those grand menhirs (standing stones) are the famous ones in Germany. Especially the Gollenstein, which is the largest one of these. Noone is sure what they were meant for. Some must have had cult importance. Prehistoric chiselers work indicates a matriarchal meaning on the Fraubillenkreuz.
The christianization left its marks, see also on the Fraubillenkreuz, or the Saulheim menhir.

Town:66440 Blieskastel
Picture file name:hink0225.jpg
Picture date:10.05.1999
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