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Der Heidengraben - Celtic Ditch and Rampart
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 30.876 E 009° 27.691
32U E 534083 N 5373601
Quick Description: Remains of a Celtic ditch and Rampart south of the town of Grabstetten in the Swabian Alb.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 1/20/2007 12:23:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM15AF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 69

Long Description:
The oppidum 'Heidengraben' is situated to the northeast of Bad Urach, on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb.It is here, at a fairly narrow point just south of Grabenstetten, that a peninsula-like plateau is connected to the elevated Alb-plain; the terrain is separated by steep slopes from the surrounding land which lies 200 to 300 meters beneath it. The 'Heidengraben' ('heathen ditch') is marked by a series of partly very well preserved rampart and ditch works. They are the remains of the former fortification which encloses a total area of about 1660 hectares, including the probable center of the settlement, the so-called 'Elsachstadt', with its 153 hectares.
Admission Fee (local currency): Free

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Condition: Original function apparent in the remains

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