History that can be experienced
The settlement in the region started already in the New Stone Age, which a lot of the findings hint at. Later on the Celts characterised the settlement history for many centuries, before in the last century before Christ, the left Rhine area of the Roman Empire was incorporated. The long Roman dominance ended only with the migration period. In the middle ages, various houses of nobles and spirituality fought for dominance in the region. The whole region had to suffer especially from effects of the 30-year war and fatal epidemics. Eventually the troops of Louis XIV of France caused the destruction of many cities and castles on the Hunsrueck and along the Rhine in the war of succession of Pfalz. The remains of all these epochs can be appreciated, partly-on site and partly in museums. History is omnipresent and can be experienced. Not to forget, the director from Hunrueck, Edgar Reitz ensured that with his triology “Heimat” (“Homeland”), he captured the 20th century in this region on film.