The Walpurgis-Hall

The Walpurgis-Hall  
The Walpurgis-Hall on the Witches' Dance Floor  
The Walpurgis Hall is a more than 100-year-old museum building in the northeast of the Witches' Dance Floor. It was designed at the beginning of the 20th century by the architect Bernhard Sehring based on an idea by the painter Hermann Hendrich. This construction of stone and wood was inaugurated in 1901 and corresponds to the in those days existing notions of the old Germanic architecture.

On the gable of the Walpurgis Hall is shown the highest Germanic god Wotan. Next to him, you see his constant companions, the ravens Hugin and Munin, the wolves Freki and Geri and his steed Sleipnir. Inside the building there is a five-part series of paintings of the already mentioned painter Hermann Hendrich with scenes of Walpurgis night after Goethe's "Faust". In addition, an impressive find from the surrounding area is on display here. It's a big granite stone, carved into the various Germanic symbols. He shall today called as "sacrificial stone".

Despite their small size offering the Walpurgis Hall a rather interesting spectrum of topics. In this compilation you will find this well nowhere else. You can visit the small museum in the months from April to October in the period 9 to 17 clock.


More information:
The "Witches' Dance Floor"

Video:
Winter night on the Witches' Dance Floor (This page is only available in German language.)


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