The beer hill
|place||Salzatal , OT Salzmünde , Saxony-Anhalt , Germany|
The Bierhügel is a listed burial mound in Salzmünde , a town in the Salzatal municipality in Saxony-Anhalt . In the local monument register , the cemetery is listed as a monument area under registration number 094 55134 .
The beer hill is located on the Straße der Einheit in Salzmünde. According to old local traditions, it is a medieval court. According to an information board from the State Office for Archeology, the history of the hill goes much further. It is said to be a prehistoric burial mound from the Neolithic Age . It is two meters high and twelve meters in a north-south direction and eighteen meters wide in an east-west direction, which gives an area of 210 square meters . The memorial stone Elisabeth of Thuringia is located on the hill .
The name of the burial mound can be traced back to the legend of Elisabeth of Thuringia .
In 1222, the 15-year-old Elisabeth of Thuringia made her way alone from Landsberg Castle to Eisenach , where she spent the night in the Hüneburg. After paying homage to the villagers in the surrounding villages, she waived their tithe . The only thing she asked for in return was “seven ring buckets of beer” on Ascension Day . In the 19th century, Friedrich Boltze , Johann Gottfried Boltze's brother, suspected that this meant a barrel with seven iron rings.
It is unlikely that Elisabeth promoted the serving of beer. There is evidence that there must have been a contract that included an exchange between a tithe waiver and free beer.
Since then, a festival has been celebrated every year in honor of Elisabeth on Men's Day , with a barrel of free beer.
- Bierhügel Salzmünde , Saalekreis in the picture, accessed November 7, 2017
- The Megalithic Portal: 
- KLEKs Online: Beer Hill
- Small question and answer Olaf Meister (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Claudia Dalbert (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Ministry of Culture March 19, 2015 Printed matter 6/3905 (KA 6/8670) List of monuments Saxony-Anhalt
- Salzmünde Beer Hill . Saalekreis im Bild, the website about cultural contemporary witnesses from the district, 2013–2017, accessed on November 8, 2017