Municipality of Nonnweiler

The municipality of Nonnweiler is located in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park in the north-west of Sankt Wendel County. The Celtic Ring Wall of Otzenhausen, also known as the "Hunnenring", is of national importance. Built in the first century BC, 10-metre-high walls still bear witness to this monumental structure. Excavations, regular guided tours, workshops and archaeological seminars invite you to make a visit.

The building of the Talsperre Nonnweiler dam created a recreational area that is characterised by its natural environment. Nestled into the hilly landscape, visitors can go hiking or cycling along the 13 km long circular trail.

The summer toboggan run with its slide paradise on Peterberg hill is a real highlight, especially for children. Enjoy several different slides and the 1000 m toboggan run.

Interesting theme trails, such as the planet or the archaeological hiking trail, offer a treasure trove of information for visitors. Hiking on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig trail allows you to experience nature in a special way. The Saarland-Radweg cycle path cuts through the municipality.

Parts of Nonnweiler municipality belong to the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park.

The Ring Wall of Otzenhausen, popularly known as the "Hunnenring", is a Celtic stronghold fortification on the slopes of Mount Dollberg near Otzenhausen.

It was built as early as in the 1st century B.C. as a protection against the Romans and is still today considered one of the most impressive fortifications in Europe. The Ringwall is the fortified settlement of a Treverian prince. Julius...

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The summer toboggan run on the Peterberg is great fun for both young and old! The run is one of the ten longest in Germany and overcomes a height difference of 154 metres. In just a few minutes, a modern lift system takes you up to the 584-metre high peak. Then the summer bob takes you downhill for 1,000 m. The real highlight: you can start, accelerate and brake the toboggan yourself. So...

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Nail forging has long tradition in the Hochwald. The first ironworks were built in the Hochwald as early as the middle of the 17th century. Everything needed for the production of iron was available in the area in sufficient amounts in the form of iron ore, wood and water. In the beginning, mainly ship, lock, band and slate nails were produced. Later, various types of shoe nails were made....

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Weitere Informationen zum Hochwaldbad Nonnweiler gibt es auf der Webseite der Gemeinde Nonnweiler.

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The Catholic parish church of Nonnweiler, also popularly known as "Hochwalddom", was built between 1900 and 1902 in the neo-late Gothic style by the Mainz Cathedral architect L. Becker. The main entrance is decorated with various types of nails, all of which were produced in nearby nail smith workshops. The Hubertus Horn and the Hubertus Key from the 12th century can be viewed in the...

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Nature, with history!

The Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is wild, idyllic and simply beautiful - and rich in history, treasures and adventures at the same time. While wildcats feels at home here today, in the past Celts and Romans lived here and have left their mark.

Embedded in Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, it creates a fascinating wilderness in the middle of the old cultural landscape...

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Weitere Informationen zum Naturfreibad Primstal gibt es auf der Webseite der Gemeinde Nonnweiler.

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The Primstalsperre dam in Nonnweiler was completed in 1982 and is the largest water reservoir in the region. With a total surface area of 96.4 hectares, this lake is somewhat smaller than Lake Bostalsee, but has a capacity of around 20 million cubic metres due to its 60-metre depth. The lake is fed by two streams, the Prims and the Altbach, which both merge at the dam. The two Hunsrück...

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At the foot of the Celtic Ring Wall of Otzenhausen, in the Celtic Park, an “authentic” Celtic village has been created as it might have looked 2,000 years ago inside the massive fortifications on Mount Dollberg.

A total of 10 residential, trade and storage buildings can be seen which have been recreated based on historical finds. The village is fenced in by an approx. 2-metre-high wooden...

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Celtic plants, power stones, beekeeping, earth dragon, willow pavilion, hexagonal raised beds, wicker raised bed, hill beds, hop umbrellas, herb garden, hay potatoes, currant spiral.

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Marvel at the white ice poles on Mars, or the Moon's craters and the rings around Saturn along with countless nebulae and galaxies – in clear weather this is possible on the 584 m-high Peterberg. This is where the observatory of the Saarland Association of Amateur Astronomers and all interested "star observers" is located.

The observatory is equipped with a 5-metre observation dome...

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The 584-metre-high mount Peterberg has been considered a weather mountain since ancient times. In pre-Christian times, it was dedicated to the god Donar, and in later times, it was said to be inhabited by weather witches. At the site where the chapel is located today, there used to be a sanctuary dedicated to weather god Saint Peter for several centuries.

A wooden chapel was built on...

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Information

Gemeinde Nonnweiler
Trierer Straße 5
66620 Nonnnweiler
Phone: +49 6873 660-0
Fax: +49 6873 660-78
www.nonnweiler.de