Lebensbaum in Bad Bertrich
The giant tree of life in the Allengarten in Bad Bertrich looks back on a long history. It was planted in the centre of Bad Bertrich more than 350 years ago. In the meantime, it has developed into a "giant" and is protected as a natural monument.
Clara Viebig was inspired by the tree in her novella "The Tree of Life" around 1903. In it, the relationship to nature is strongly depicted. About this work: In this novella, the author processes the Eifel legend about the 'Suterwald' or the 'Sutermichel' and combines this myth with the popular superstition about the so-called 'tree of life', which is widespread in the region.
Anyone who walks or hikes through Bad Bertrich should visit this natural monument.