Opfermoor Vogtei

Opfermoor Niederdorla

Not far from the geographic centre of Germany, in Niederdorla, lies the Germanic Opfermoor, or sacrificial marsh. The pre-Christian ritual site dates from the 6th century BC and is one of the best-preserved find complexes of its kind in central Europe.

In two archaeological excavation campaigns under the leadership of Prof. Behm-Blancke the ritual sites were excavated in the years 1957 – 1964 and a settlement extending over multiple periods from 1964 – 1976. The finds made during the course of these excavations point to intensive settlement in the region. An accurate reconstruction of a Germanic settlement and the exhibition pavilion with finds from the excavations are a popular excursion destination for families. At the site visitors can not only learn about everyday Germanic life on designated days, this is also possible for groups with prior notification.

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Contact

Gemeinde Vogtei, Ausstellung „Opfermoor Vogtei“ 
Schleifweg 11 
99986 Niederdorla 

phone (0 36 01) 75 60 40 
 

Öffnungszeiten:

daily 10 - 16 hours

tours / offers on request

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