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Undiscovered gold treasures in Germany

Many valuable treasures from historical times are still considered lost today. Hidden silver and precious stones have since animated countless treasure hunters to hunt for treasure in Germany. If you also want to try your luck and find the undiscovered treasures, then you should especially keep the following stories in mind.

The treasure of the Nibelungen

rIVER RUNAccording to the medieval heroic epic of the Song of the Nibelungs, a gold treasure worth about 400 million euros is still waiting to be discovered in the Rhine. The treasure once belonged to the Burgundian people, who moved from their original homeland in what is now Sweden to the Warta River in Germania, now Germany, and on to Worms and Mainz. Treasure hunters and researchers alike suspect the unimaginable amount of red gold and precious stones at the so-called Black Place near Worms. However, a natural shift in the course of the river since the time of the Nibelungs as well as the current of the Rhine may have been responsible for a change in the location of the treasure. Gold and treasure hunters try again and again to dive for the lost treasures - until now in vain.

The Amber Room

amber roomThe Amber Room was built by order of Frederick I for his wife Queen Sophie Charlotte. In 1716, Frederick William I presented the Amber Room to Tsar Peter the Great as a gift. After the invasion of the German Wehrmacht in the Second World War, the room was packed in 27 boxes and stored in the Königsberg Castle in a bomb-proof way. Since the bombing of the city in 1945, however, there has been no trace of the remains of the valuable room, whose value is estimated at between 100 and 250 million euros. Only individual components have since been discovered in the antiques trade. According to speculations, the Amber Room is located near Deutschneudorf, Wuppertal or Weimar.

The treasure of the pirate Störtebeker

MapThe name of Klaus Störtebeker is still associated with his raids in the Baltic Sea, which are estimated to have brought him booty worth several million euros today. After Störtebeker's execution on October 20, 1401, there was no trace of the treasure, which is still believed to be on the island of Rügen. There it is said to be in a cave in the limestone cliffs in the east of the island. A kilometer-long gold chain, which Störtebeker is said to have offered to the Senate of the City of Hamburg in exchange for his release, is also said to be among the treasures.

The silver treasure of the Elector Maximilian I.

Silver treasureWhen the last battle of the Thirty Years' War of the Habsburgs and Bavarians against France and Sweden began in 1648 and the danger of defeat seemed too great, Elector Maximilian I decided to protect his family and his silver treasures by fleeing down the Inn River. This consideration failed, however, when a boat capsized after colliding with a bridge pier. His possessions, now worth around 2.5 million euros, sank into the Inn River, where they are still believed to be near Mühldorf am Inn in Upper Bavaria. To date, there have only been a few finds, which were accidentally recovered from the river by anglers.

The gold mine of the knight of Weichs

Gold mineThe story of the treasure has its origins in a gold mine in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps, where Ritter von Weichs is said to have hidden his treasure in the galleries of his gold mine to protect it from his enemies, the Huns. He buried the entrance of the mine with stones, marking the way to his hiding place by marking several rocks with the letter "V", according to stories. After the knight's escape to Italy and his death there, the treasure is considered lost. The tunnel is located near Ohlstadt in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and although treasure hunters are said to have come across the ominously marked rocks several times, the knight's possessions have not been discovered to this day.

The treasure of the Saxons

CloseToward the end of World War II, the sons of Ernst Heinrich Prince of Saxony buried 43 boxes of their belongings around Moritzburg Castle, most of which came from the Wettin silver mining operations in the Ore Mountains. The Soviet occupation forces dug up a large part of the treasure after the forester revealed the location of the hiding place under torture. The estimated value of the total treasure, many parts of which are still hidden, is well over 12 million euros. Even today, Moritzburg Castle is still associated with the missing silver.