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Thingstaette and Michaelisbasilika Heidelberg

The "Thingstaette" is a place was built between 1934 and 1935 by the Nazis. It was one of more than 40 all over Germany. It was opened the Joseph Goebbels at June 22, 1935. The plan was to create places to celebrate old germanic customs. Today its used for theatre and concerts. Every year over the night from April 30th and May 1st more than 10.000 people celebrate together with torches and fire places.



The Michaelisbasilika is an old monastery. It was founded in 1023 and was destroyed in 1460. Today its a ruins.



Both places are on the Heiligenberg (holy mountain) in Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim. The place was used by humans since the prehistoric time.