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Western access to the Vogelsburg

Western access to the Vogelsburg

Castle type : Höhenburg, Wallburg
Conservation status: Ramparts
Place: Vogelbeck
Geographical location 51 ° 47'27.9 "  N , 9 ° 56'54.7"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 47'27.9 "  N , 9 ° 56'54.7"  E.
Height: 262  m above sea level NN
Vogelsburg (Lower Saxony)

The Vogelsburg is a hill fort from the early Middle Ages near Vogelbeck in the Northeim district in Lower Saxony .


The hill fort is located on a wooded mountain around 262 m above sea level about one kilometer north of the village on the east side of the Einbeck-Markoldendorfer basin . A forest road leads from the village to the western entrance.


The complex consists of two almost ring-shaped earth walls, an inner and an outer. The ring wall is around 2.5 m high. The outer wall is around 6.5 m high, as there was a ditch around the outside , which is now fairly shallow. The whole thing has a diameter of 250 m. The outer wall is broken through on the west side, so that an access to the inner wall has been created from the forest road. It looks similar on the northeast side, although there is even a protective wall in front, because the terrain is a little flatter there.


Ulrich Kahrstedt carried out an archaeological investigation in 1935/36, another took place in 1974. One result was that there were once posts and stones on the outer wall for additional security. Ceramic traces from the Latène period , when settlements existed in the adjacent valley near the Leine (Aller) , could be proven, but not yet conclusively interpreted.


According to a legend, Heinrich I also stayed in the castle.


  • Herbert Jankuhn : New excavations and research in Lower Saxony. Volume 20, 1992, p. 148
  • Ulrich Kahrstedt: Die Kunde 1. 1933 No. 7/8 pp. 1–3
  • Wolfgang Schlueter : The Vogelsburg near Vogelbeck. published by the Stadtarchiv and Städtisches Museum Einbeck, 1978

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