Today we walked to the nearby reef.
It's called Römerstein, The Roman's Stone, but has got absolutely nothing to do with the Romans who once were in the area too. The name is supposed to come from a germanic legend, the giant called Romar.
It's in fact a 250 Million years old tropical coral reef, supposedly sitting on an ancient vulcano. You can get on top of it, but climbing those rocks is discouraged. The stones are too soft, it's dangerous and would only damage the place.
It's a beautiful place and this was a marvelous day for a walk.
All in all we walked a bit more than 10km and the weather was awesome. -6 degrees, clear blue sky and a warming sun.
We also came across a place where the Nazis murdered 26 Jews whom they were transporting by train to another camp just days before the unconditional surrender.
During trials in 1947 a witness stated that he heard shootings during the night when the engine had broken down, supposedly some people attempted to escape. The next day he was forced to bury them in the nearby forest, he said all of them had shotgun wounds.
Still, when mining workers found the graves a commission stated that no traces of force could be found and they supposedly had died of exhaustion.
This sign remembers the events and tells the story.