Switzerland's biggest menhir

Commune d'Oron
Grand-Rue 6
1607 Palézieux-Village

+ 41 21 908 04 10

www.oron.ch

The menhir was named “stone of donkey’s back” because of its shape. It stayed buried for a long time before being discovered in 1991 by archeologists.
It's the biggest menhir of Switzerland: 5,6m high and it weights 25 tons.

Archeologists still nowadays don't know its purpose or its origin. They believe that it was maybe dedicated to a divinity or a chief.

Since its discovery, it has been moved to its current location and is standing now between Essertes and Auboranges.

Commune d'Oron
Grand-Rue 6
1607 Palézieux-Village

+ 41 21 908 04 10

www.oron.ch

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