Description

Glauberg and its immediate surroundings have always been a popular settlement area. A settlement at the foot of Glauberg is documented as early as the time of the first Neolithic farmers, the Bandkeramic culture (approx. 5500 - 4900 BC). Other Neolithic eras such as the Rössen culture (approx. 4800 - 4400 BC) and the Michelsberg culture (approx. 4400 - 3500 BC) can even be found on the Glauberg plateau. But the Glauberg was also used in the Bronze Age, especially in the late Bronze Age (approx. 1300 - 800 BC, urnfield culture). Of course, the settlement phase in the Iron Age, the time of the Celts (approx. 800 BC - the birth of Christ), is particularly well known. But even after this it was used by the Alemanni (3rd to 5th century AD), at which time the plateau was probably the seat of a so-called minor king. Throughout almost the entire Middle Ages it served as a fortification or castle, which was even expanded into a city in the late Staufer period (mid-13th century AD). With the failure of the expansion, the settlement history of Glauberg also ends. The head of our research center will guide you through this extensive settlement history and show you the most important findings on site.