In the northwest of the region of Sankt Wendel we finde the municipality of Nonnweiler. The Celtic Ringwall at Otzenhausen, which is also known as “Hunnenring”, is of national importance. Built in the first century before Christ, even today 10 m high walls tell of the monumental memorial. Excavations, regular guest tours, workshops and archaeological seminars invite you to visit the site.
The Primtalsperre (Prims Dam) has created a recreational area which is characterised by its naturalness. Embedded into the hilly landscape you can superbly cycle or hike along the 13 km long circular trail.
The summer toboggan-run with the sliding paradise on the Peterberg mountain is a highlight, particularly for children. Several types of slides and the 1 km long toboggan-run offer pure driving pleasure.
Interesting theme hikes, such as the planets or archaeological hike offer a lot of information. The hiking on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is in any case a special nature experience. The cycle path "Saarland-Radweg" leads through the community.
Parts of the municipality belong to the new Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald.
The summer toboggan run at the Peterberg mountain is great fun for young and old alike! The track is one of the ten longest in Germany and overcomes a height difference of 154 meters.
Within a few minutes one is transported by a modern lift system up to the 548 m high mountaintop. Afterwards, the open-air bobsleigh descends 1,000 m. The highlight: One can start, accelerate, and slow down...
The business of the nail smithies has a long tradition in the region of the Hochwald. In the mid-17th century the first ironworks had already been set up in the Hochwald. Shortly after the Thirty Years’ War, a Belgian established himself in the region as a nailer and took his materials from the ironworks found here. Everything that was needed for iron mining was in plentiful supply here:...More
A Celtic settlement based on historical models has been erected at the foot of the hill fort with residential, craft and storage buildings, fireplace and palisade. There are regular tours to the Celtic Ring Wall.
Various events are held from April to October, where you can get a clear understanding of the life of the Celts, their craftsmanship techniques and their living conditions.
Surely everyone knows the stories of Asterix and his Gallic friends? Here in Sankt Wendel county, the Celts left behind a colossal monument.When walking through the middle of the forest in Otzenhausen, you suddenly come across a wall, which, in part, is 10m high and made from large stone blocks. These would have served primarily as a protective wall around the Celtic settlement. According...More
Natürlich, mit Geschichte!
Der Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald ist ursprünglich, idyllisch, einfach schön - und dabei reich an Geschichte, Schätzen und Abenteuern. Nicht nur die Wildkatze fühlt sich hier wohl, auch Kelten und Römer haben schon ihre Spuren hinterlassen.
Eingebettet in den Naturpark Saar-Hunsrück entsteht länderübergreifend inmitten einer alten Kulturlandschaft zwischen...More
Pflanzen der Kelten, Kraftsteine, Bienenhaltung, Erddrache, Weidenpavillon, 6-Eck-Hochbeete, Flechthochbeet, Hügelbeete, Hopfenschirme, Kräutergarten, Heu-Kartoffeln, Johannisbeerspirale.
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Since ancient times the 585 m high Peterberg mountain is considered to be a Wetterberg (weather mountain). In pre-Christian times it was dedicated to the God Donar, in later times it was referred to as being home to the Weather Witches. Throughout several centuries a sanctum, which was dedicated to the patron saint of weather Peter, used to be at the point where the chapel is located now....More
The biggest water reservoir in the area - the Primstalsperre in Nonnweiler - was completed in 1982. With a water surface of 96. 4 hectares, this lake is a lot smaller than the Bostalsee lake, but with a depth of 45 meters it has a capacity of approximately 20 million square meters. The lake is fed by the Prims and the Altbach which unite in the reservoir. The two Hunsrück streams have an...More
Marvel at the white ice poles of Mars, the craters of the moon or the ring system of Saturn as well as numerous fog patches and galaxies with you own eyes - this opportunity is offered during clear weather on the Peterberg, which reaches a height of 548m. The observatory of both the amateur astronaut association and of all people who are interested in watching stars is located here.
The Catholic parish church of Nonnweiler, locally also known as “Hochwalddom”, was built in the years 1900-1902 by the Mainz master cathedral builder L. Becker in neo-late Gothic style. The church is impressive due to its remarkable size, a total length of 33 meters, and the 54 meter high church steeple. The western steeple with its square towers and high slated spire dominates the area...More