Winter Hike on Donnersberg, Germany (Thunder Mountain)

12:11 p.m. on February 13, 2011 (EST)
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Please check out my photos on my profile with album labeled Donnersberg Winter Hike. We enjoyed a awesome trip atop the Donnersberg (Thunder Mountain). Highest point is 2,231 feet. The area was first settle by the Celtic people. They build a large city, which only the walls are left. The area was later settled by barbaric Germanian tribes and the Romans. Lots of history. The mountain is actually a dead volcano that last erupted in prehistoric times. I have found fossils of shark teeth on the mountain. The area was actually underwater millions of years ago. I can see the mountain from my house, which is surrounded by hills, mountains, and lots of woods/forests. You could hike your whole life in this area and not see everything.

12:15 p.m. on February 13, 2011 (EST)
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How old is that Celtic Wall?

My great grandparents on my mothers side were originally from Germany, last name Flickinger

12:27 p.m. on February 13, 2011 (EST)
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Gary, I will have to check at the museum. I know the area was settled BC, so it must be over 2000 years old. The Celtics originated from Eastern Europe and migrated till there was no land left (British Islands). I have relatives from Homburg on my father's side. My wife's mother is German, and her family  comes from the Polish border and the local area.

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