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Submitted by Alta-Falisa on Wednesday, 27 April 2005  Page Views: 4089

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Weissenstein Alternative Name: Schloßhecker Menhir
Country: Germany Land: Rhineland-Palatinate Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Prüm
Latitude: 50.205800N  Longitude: 6.424400E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : This being not an ordinary stone, please see main text. August 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Standing Stone (Langer Stein) in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Originally, the stone was but about 3 km south of Prüm in the district on the Schlossheck, hence its (alternative) name.

In 1933, a plaque was affixed to commemorate the memory of five inhabitants of the region who, under the napoleonic yoke, had refused to be incorporated into the French army.

The text read :
In Treue zum Vaterlande fielen hier für die Freiheit der Heimat Matthias Meyer aus Lissendorf Thiery Link aus Feusdorf Michel Heintz aus Landscheid Matthias Billen aus Landscheid Thiery Laurens aus Bewingen Sie wurden erschossen auf Befehl Napoleons I. am 23. Januar 1810.

TRANSLATION :
In fidelity to the fatherland fell here for the freedom of the homeland Matthias Meyer from Lissendorf, Thiery link from Feusdorf, Michel Heintz from Landscheid, Matthias Billen from Landscheid and Thiery Laurens from Bewingen. They were shot on the order of Napoleon I on 23 January 1810.

The plaque was thrown away by the French army in charge of that part of Germany after WWII, a shame --- and still awaits its replacement.

Photos : August 2016.
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Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : 'Schloßhecker Stein' is not just one more standing stone. Photo : August 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : A history-loaded 'Langer Stein'. Please refer to main text for details. Photo : August 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : The present "informative" board is not only strikingly misleading -- it is no replacement for the original plaque commemorating events of 1810. Photo : August 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : Most famous as a support of a plaque affixed in 1933 to commemorate the memory of five inhabitants of the region who, in 1810, under the napoleonic yoke, had refused to be incorporated into the French army and were shot down. Said plaque was thrown away by the French army in charge of that part of Germany after WWII, a shame --- and still awaits its replacement. Photo : August 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by KaiHofmann : Weissenstein menhir.

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Weissenstein submitted by KaiHofmann

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by KaiHofmann

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by KaiHofmann

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by KaiHofmann

Weissenstein
Weissenstein submitted by Alta-Falisa : August 2016.

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