Go on a time journey back to the Celts and Alemanni
Have you already known that the Celts had constructed a rampart about 100 years before Christ in the Black Forest, and that there are some prehistoric graves made by the Alemanni about 700 after Christ?
The information boards positioned at the parking place Schützenhaus (79238 Ehrenkirchen-Ehrenstetten, Schwarzwaldstraße) are the departure point for this hiking tour.
Only 1.2 km from the parking place Schützenhaus an impressive rampart with a height of 6 m can be visited by you on a hidden place in the woods on the hill Fohrenberg which is also called Kegelriß. During archaeological excavations they discovered that the rampart consisted of remains from a fortification wall made of wood and soil. Findings prove that Celts lived here between 150 and 80 before Christ; that means that the Celts had already built a fortified proto-urban system on the Kegelriß in the time before the Roman commander Julius Caesar conquered the Celts in the Gallic wars from 58 to 52.
800 years later the Alemanni settled at the foot of the hill. Their stone graves were discovered in 1908 and can still be seen at the edge of the forest. This archaeology trail (distance: 6.5 km) brings you to the Celtic settlements as well as to the graves of the Alemanni.
The small Celtic warrior, bearing a lance on a green background, shows you the way. It resembles the green cap from the Kegelriß. The archaeology trail goes 1.2 km from the parking place on the forest path towards east to the Celtic rampart situated on the Kegelriß (the trail ascents 100 meters). The first information board can be found on the place where the forest path crosses the rampart. Then you go through the settlement (500 m) to the second information board at the east side of the rampart. To catch the Alemanni graves you must descend (2.6 km to the Ambringer Grund). From there you can go back to the parking place on the Schützenhaus taking the Bettlerpfad (2.2 km).
Follow the Celtic warrior along the archaeology trail via the Kegelriß.