Burgstraße 53, 06667 Goseck, Germany
Goseck Circle: Neolithic Observatory in Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyA Neolithic observatory was built on this site, which until 1989 was behind the Iron Curtain. The location of this astrologically aligned zone was fixed by aerial photos that revealed a structure of concentric circles outlined by wooden posts. The ancient wood has long since rotted, of course, but the celestially-situated sacred place has been rebuilt, and I have to say, this place seemed to radiate some kind of powerful energy. It’s speculated that this site was used for human sacrifice (bones were excavated nearby), and during the winter solstice, participants could have seen the sun rise and set through the southeastern and southwestern gates. This is spiritual expression at its most elemental: people look up, consider the heavens, yearn to connect.