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Following in the footsteps of the Celts you
hike to vantage points, and
relax in brine baths.
You look at
the statues of Celtic warriers and princes, along with
their weapons, their jewelry and grave goods.
In 1000 B.C.E., the Celts settled all over Europe, traveled along the rivers, operated saltworks at brine springs, founded settlements and built castles with panoramic views over the country.
Near the Main river at Frankfurt the "Road of the Celts" leads you to
the brine pits and the Johannis mountain in Bad Nauheim,
the graves of princes on the Glauberg mountain in the Wetterau,
the settlements on the Hausberg and on the Bruelerberg mountains near Butzbach,
the Duensberg mountain near Giessen,
the Altkoenig mountain in the Taunus region,
the Museum of the Wetterau region in Friedberg.
You can get a - German language - illustrated exhibition catalogue showing the findings on the Glauberg mountain and describing the Road of the Celts near Frankfurt via Abebooks UK or via Abebooks US/Canada.
Near the Werra river the Celts settled
next to the brine pits of Bad Salzungen and Vacha,
on the Dolmar mountain near Meiningen and
In the middle of Germany peat diggers in the moor at Niederdorla found a place of worship that had been used by Celtic and Germanic tribes throughout one thousand years.
In Weimar the Museum of the Pre- and Early History of Thuringia shows an extensive collection of the pieces found at excavations, the Museum on the Steinsburg is a branch of the Weimar Museum.
North of Weimar, passing through Buttelstedt take the exit to Bad Frankenhausen: On your left, you will see an approximately 4000 year old Menhir: Nearby at Großbrembach archaeologists found Celtic grave mounds.
Bohemia is named after the Celtic tribe Bojer: In the surroundings of Prague you can visit famous excavation sites of Celtic settlements: Stradonice, Libenice und Unetice.
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