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Keltenmuseum Heuneburg in Herbertingen

Archaeological Walk


The Heuneburg site offers a variety of prehistoric monuments. Following excavation, the grave mounds like the Hohmichele were reconstructed exactly to their original dimensions.


Since 1993 these historical sites, the Heuneburg and the Heuneburg Museum have been linked to an archaeological walk. It is roughly 8 kilometres long and clearly signposted.


The blaze:

The red arrow shows you the way along the Archaeological Walk according to the numbering, the white ones shows you the way back.


The Archaeological Walk leads from the Heuneburg Museum past the most important sites associated with the early Celtic settlement center along the upper Danube, returning the visitor to the Museum after a walk of about 2,5 – 3 hours. The Walk runs alongs the Danube terrace to the Lehenbühl, a monumental burial mound or tumulus dating to the first half of the 6th century BC. The mediaval Baumburg, a foundation mound whose core may be another Iron Age tumulus, is also located on this part of the trial. From there the tour continues to the Heuneburg hillfort itself. It then runs across the outer settlement past a group of four monumental tumuli in the Giessübel-Talhau parcel, and after about 30 minutes‘ walk leads the visitor to the Hohmichele tumulus, one of the largest burial mounds preserved anywhere in central Europe. Each archaeological monument is clearly markes by explanatory sign boards.