The "saddle on the stallion" is a castle rampart in the forest area of the Stubnitz, which owes its name to imaginative fishermen.
The "saddle on the stallion" is located about 1 km from Sassnitz directly on the steep shore of the chalk coast. Due to its location, remains of the "saddle" - the rampart - fall into the sea almost every year. The name "Hengst" (stallion) allegedly comes from the cliff formation, in which probably fanciful fishermen wanted to recognize the head of a horse from the sea. From the rampart an arch-shaped sectional rampart about 90 m long is still preserved, which has an incision in the middle, probably an access to the inner surface. Among other things, animal bones and pottery sherds from the Bronze and Slavic periods were recovered. If an early dating to the Bronze Age is correct, this would be the oldest rampart of Rügen.
Author: Katrin Staude / Archaeo Tour Rügen, archaeo-tour-ruegen.de