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Celts on the Swabian Alb

In the 1st Century BC Celtics lived on the Swabian Alb. That is why there was a Celtic fortification found with a total area of 1.662 hectares. It is known by the name "Heidegraben". This fortification had a inside and outside defensive ring. The "Heidegraben" is not only the largest Celtic fortification in Germany but also one of the largest in Europe.


However only a small percentage  of it has been studied and discovered. Nevertheless, a lot of jewellery and other findings lead to the assumption that it was a lively trading city beyond national borders. Today. the "Heidegraben" is part of the biosphere reserve on the Swabian Alb.



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Förderverein Heidengraben e. V.
Achalmstr. 1
72582 Grabenstetten