Magdalenenberg is an archaeological site located in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of southwest Germany.
Magdalenenberg is an archaeological site located in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of southwest Germany. It is known for the Magdalenenberg tumulus, which is the largest prehistoric burial mound in Germany and one of the largest in Europe.
The Magdalenenberg tumulus is believed to have been built during the Hallstatt period, between the 6th and 5th centuries BCE. The mound measures approximately 100 meters in diameter and 12 meters in height, and it contains a burial chamber made of stone slabs. The chamber is accessed through a tunnel that leads to the center of the mound.
Excavations of the Magdalenenberg tumulus have revealed a wealth of archaeological artifacts, including pottery, bronze and iron objects, and jewelry made of gold, amber, and other materials. The burial chamber contained the remains of several individuals, along with offerings such as weapons, tools, and animal bones.
In addition to the tumulus, there are also several other archaeological sites located on the Magdalenenberg, including a prehistoric settlement and a Roman fortification. The Roman fortification was built during the 1st century CE and was part of the Limes Germanicus, a network of defensive fortifications that marked the northern border of the Roman Empire.
Today, the Magdalenenberg is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can explore the tumulus and other archaeological sites on guided tours. There is also a museum on site that displays some of the artifacts found at the site and provides information about the history and culture of the region.