Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The witches hill with the linden tree

Almost within walking distance from my home in Bavaria, Germany there is this hill which is called "Veiglberg". "Veigl" means witch and "berg" means mountain. Indeed they used to burn witches on this hill in the medievals and up to around 250 years ago.
It seems that this hill was used throuhgout millenia from the Celtic times as a pagan place. There used to be a huge linden tree on top of this hill. It fell over many years ago and they planted  a new linden right there.
On New Year's Eve my wife Hanna and I made the last walk of the year. See the hill without snow. We had the warmest December ever. Notice the Christian cross on this haunted place.