Heidetränk Oppidum

Oberursel, Germany

The Heidetränk Oppidum near Oberursel is one of Europe"s most important Celtic oppida. The oppidum was surrounded by ramparts which encircled the settlement of opposite sides of a ravine called the Heidetrankthal. This imposing rampart where 10 km long and had six gates. The high point of the settlement was in the late La Tène period, but lost its importance in the mid first century BC. Archaeological finds from the Heidedtrank Oppidium include agricultural implements such as plowshares, hoes, scythe and sickle blades as well as tools and Celtic coins, particularly the so-called 'Nauheim Quinarius', which was probably coined in the oppidum itself.



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Oberursel, Germany
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Founded: 200-300 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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Alexander Reuter (6 months ago)
The Vortaunus Museum is located in the old town of Oberursel and is the ideal destination for a walk through the beautiful old town. It offers exhibits from Oberursel's town history. The city model of Oberursel is certainly one of the highlights of the museum. Due to the diverse exhibits, it is an ideal destination for the whole family.
Ricardo Günther (6 months ago)
Also open on Sundays with a beautiful backyard.
Larissa Metz (2 years ago)
Lovely museum, everything was created in a very detailed and well executed manner. A lot of local history which comes to live through all of the exhibition pieces. The entry is free which is a great perk.
Thomas Bachmann (2 years ago)
One of the greatest museums in Hessen
DMS (3 years ago)
relatively large, interesting local museum in a beautiful old building directly on the sloping market square in oberursel. well and lovingly presented with a lot of information and things about the region! tip: the department with the soapboxes (manual roller racing cars), their history and tradition to see and experience
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