Jumpferestei - Wenslingen, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 26.512 E 007° 53.700
32T E 416687 N 5254861
Quick Description: This stone structure just outside the ruins of a medieval castle was a Celtic sacred site.
Location:
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 9:55:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBT9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
"Jumpferestei" ("Virgin Stone" in the local dialect) is a stone plate on a rocky spur above Tecknau. The stone was lifted about 20 centimeters and then locked with some smaller stones in the Celtic Era.

The site is located just a few steps east of the castle ruins Ödenburg.

The site is believed to have been some sort of sanctuary or sacred site. Later populations have left the site untouched, even when a Medieval castle was built less than 5 meters from it, and there have always been folk tales about this stone and its mystery, but most of them probably with little historic evidence.
Admission Fee (local currency): 0

Opening days/times:
24/7, but daylight is advised


Condition: Remains unrecognizable

Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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