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Hinkelstein - Otterberg
Hinkelstein - Otterberg

The Kremhildenstein, Walastein, and now just called Hinkelstein is a menhir in the woods of Ottersberg. Wanderweg 7, 100m north of the Forstdirektorstein. The stone is approx. 2,10 m high and is accompanied by two corner stones along a crossing. One of them has an engraved crosier. Additionally, 30m distant from the crossing stands a counterpart. This is also a sign of reutilization through Christianization.

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.

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Town:67697 Otterberg
Picture file name:imgp9246.jpg
Picture date:18.06.2005 17:25:00

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