Wilenstein Castle is one of the oldest fortresses of the Pfalz. As early as the middle of the 12th century there is information concerning the sovereigns of Wilenstein. During the Thirty Years' War the castle was so seriously damaged that it was declared uninhabitable in 1664. In the 1950s extensive restoration and conservation work was performed. The upper castle, whose reconstruction work is often considered inappropriate, now serves as school vacation centre.References:
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.