Marktsteen Oldenzaal

The Marktsteen in Oldenzaal is connected to the Germanic Goddess Tamfana.

marktsteen oldenzaal

The Marktsteen (market stone) in Oldenzaal, also called the Grote Steen (Big Stone), or Tamfana Steen (Tamfana Stone) is a big rock that was previously located on the Tankenberg, the highest hill in the region. It is believed that the stone, and the site of the Tankenberg, was a site connect to the Germanic Goddess Tamfana. The stone was probably moved to the town’s centre to prevent the persistent pagan practices in the early middle ages.

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