Tinnumburg is the best preserved of the three ancient ring forts in Sylt. The fort was built around the birth of Christ. The rampart has a diameter of 120 meters. The wall is up to seven meters high and has a circumference of about 440 meters. The castle had at least two gates (east and south).

Excavations in 1870, 1948 and 1976 provided evidence that the Tinnumburg was built in the style of early Roman Empire round ramparts on the North Frisian islands. The excavations have shown that this is a Germanic site of worship. The fort was in use again in the 8th to 10th centuries.



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Strandweg, Sylt, Germany
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Founded: 0 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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Ronald Thormeyer (2 years ago)
Heute am 21.2. ist Biike . Friesischer Brauch .
Shina (3 years ago)
nettes naturschauspiel fast jeden abend am himmel von dort aus zu sehen.
Stefan Müller (3 years ago)
Gut erhaltener antiker Zufluchtsort für Sturmfluten
Christian B. (3 years ago)
Circa 2000 Jahre alte, doppelte Ringwallanlage, die später im 8. bis 10. Jahrhundert erneut genutzt wurde. Heute auf den ersten Blick vielleicht wenig spektakulär, bei genauerem Hinsehen allerdings durchaus interessant und beeindruckend.
Britta Elser (3 years ago)
Wer sich für die Historische Geschichte interessiert, für die ist es bestimmt interessant.
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