Dommelberg

Dommelberg, über Schloss Stolzenfels, 56075 Koblenz

Dommelberg

Today's vantage point has its origin in a rampart dating from the 11th-10th century B.C., which was built in the same period as the halls. This was completed in the 6th - 5th century BC up to a total length of 1.5 km. It cannot be clearly proven whether this complex was used as a ritual place, refuge or seat of power. A settlement area with agricultural farms and early evidence of ore smelting also belongs to the ramparts. The defensible fortification on the Dommelberg was abandoned after destruction in prehistoric times in the 5th century BC. From the 1st to the 4th century a Roman settlement with the today known type of the "villae rusticae", the Roman manor grew out of the Treverians' area, but also here no permanent settlement was given to the Dommelberg after the withdrawal of the Romans, so that the forest recaptured the area. Archaeological investigations carried out in 1936/37 revealed, among other things, the remains of gates and 2.5 metre wide ditch sections.

Today the 220 metre high vantage point has benches and a refuge. It can be reached via the sign posted RheinBurgenWeg between Rittersturz and Stolzenfels.

Dommelberg

56075 Koblenz Dommelberg, über Schloss Stolzenfels
Dommelberg
Dommelberg, über Schloss Stolzenfels
56075 Koblenz


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