Hexenbaum

The witch's tree - a beautiful resting place with history - surrounded by nine linden trees.

In the Rennerod area at the time of Count Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg and Johann-Ludwig von Nassau-Hadamar only held a few witch trials. This was probably due to the attitude of the two highly educated men, they urged prudence: In particular, suspected magicians and witches should not be accused simply by reporting them, but only after careful inquiries. As soon as the level-headed prince died, a wave of witch trials flooded the Westerwald. In 1653 alone, twelve people from the Rennerod court were suspected of witchcraft and executed at the Rennerod witch tree.

Brief description

Rest area with history

Contact and directions

Bahnhofstraße
56477 Rennerod

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Related links

http://www.hoherwesterwald.info