Gedenkstein Dagobertshecke



Südliche Weinstraße Landau-Land

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The Dagoberthecke stood on this site until 1823. According to a legend, King Dagobert I of Austrasia hid from an uprising under the dense bushes in the 7th century. The peasants supplied him with edibles and Riesling until the uprising subsided. King Dagobert then donated a 465-hectare piece of forest to the community of Frankweiler out of gratitude.

But the stories about the hedge went even further. The hedge made of white or Hagedorn was considered sacred. Anyone who had to deal with a branch of the hedge was threatened with chopping off his own arm. In addition, sick horses, which were led around the hedge three times, are to be healed again. In 1525, on the Sunday after Easter, citizens from Frankweiler, Nußdorf and the Siebeldinger Tal gathered under the ceiling, whereupon the civil war broke out.

In 1823, the Dagoberthecke burned down after a lightning strike. At this time it is said to have been about 1200 years old. In 1852, the teacher Cullmann from Frankweiler and his school youth planted a hawthorn again on this site, which has been preserved to this day.

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