Post-slot-wall from the Tönsberg
The Tönsberg near Oerlinghausen is one of the most important prehistoric hilltop settlements in northern Germany. An archaeological nature trail explains the history of this place on the top of the hill. In addition, a replica of the monumental defense system from the third century BC was build in the museum. A hiking trail connects the Tönsberg with the open air museum.
We recreated just a little piece of the wall - a complete recreation would be priceless. After estimates of the excavator Friedrich Hohenschwert, approximatly 10000 meters of wood were used in the whole wall. There were earth movements of 2000m3 in addition.
But the segment in our museum is also imposing: Wooden construction, earth filling and stone infatuation were cleverly connected to a so-called Post-slot-wall after the excavation findings from the Tönsberg. Even Caesar mentioned those defense walls and the problems he had with them: Firstly, those walls were tho flexible for the roman rams, secondly, the dry wall with dirt in it was hard to ignite.