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Wilder Stein - Büdingen
Wilder Stein - Büdingen

Im Hinterhaus macht sich der nackte Fels sehr imposant. sorry for not translating this
This rock formation is from basalt and stems from a side vent of the Vogelsberg volcano. Up to modern times, stones were taken for building purposes. The "Wilde Stein" was cult place before christianization. Its name is a short for "Wilde Frau Gestein" - "wild woman rock". An infamous role during the witch hunting times is attested in the 16th and 17th century.

Rock formations do create strong places. They have been used for rituals, they have given shelter, some were used for meetings. Eroded sand stone and basalt rock forms large parts of middle Germany. In limestone sometimes there exist stalactite caves. When they collapse, the relicts are impressive.

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Town:63654 Büdingen
Picture file name:imgp4905.jpg
Picture date:19.04.2009 16:10:00

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