The Vieting Cave in the Sonnenberge near Parchim, © TMV/Gohlke
Monuments and Sights

In today's Sonnenberg nature reserve, robber Vieting once caused fear and terror. His cave and other traces from that time can still be visited today.

In addition to its inner-city attractions, Parchim shines with its scenic surroundings and picturesque nature. In the Sonnenberg nature reserve southwest of the county seat, for example, one can marvel at the largest and most beautiful Douglas firs in Central Europe. A perfect hiding place for the robber chief Vieting and his band, who are said to have done their mischief there in the Middle Ages.

The gang lurked in the forest and robbed travelers. Once they even kidnapped a girl and held her captive in their cave. When one day the supplies ran out, the woman was sent to the city to get new ones. She used a ruse and on her way back laid out peas that led directly to the "Vietingshöhle". In this way, the robber and his gang could finally be stopped.

The cave and other "legendary relics" from times long past can still be admired today. Despite an intensive search, however, the great treasure, which must have grown steadily over the years, was never found. The famous "pea trail" can also still be walked and experienced.

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