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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DMS (13 months 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
t. krw. (20 months ago)
interesting museum. archaeological (e.g. Celtic and Middle Ages). industrial and mill history in and around oberursel. worth seeing special exhibition in february 2020 on the soapbox sport. everything is free. the museum would also be an absolute recommendation with entry.
Robert Bechtel (2 years ago)
With much love and skill designed Museum of the history of Oberursel Many impressive exhibits. And, not to forget, very friendly and courteous staff, who are happy to provide their knowledge. And the whole thing: Admission free.
Jasper Kingdom (2 years ago)
Interesting collection, very well curated.
Dim Gim (3 years ago)
Μικρό μουσείο της πόλης με ελεύθερη είσοδο, μπορείς να δεις και να μάθεις την βιομηχανική ιστορία της πόλης, έχει ευρήματα από την προϊστορία μέχρι και τα νεώτερα χρόνια, επίσης υπάρχει μικρό καφέ, και κάποιες καλές εκδόσεις για την ιστορία της πόλης
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