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In the area around the mill, nowadays known as Medardusquelle (“Saint Medardus’s Spring”), a bridge crosses the river Glan, which leads to the few houses that stand on the river’s right bank, and also to the sporting ground and to lands used for agriculture and forestry.Here on the right bank, two shaft kilns for making quicklime, in operation between 18, are preserved. Houses in the village core are as a rule simple houses, but there are also Einfirstbauernhäuser (farmhouses with single roof ridges), which are typical of the Westrich, an historic region that encompasses areas in both Germany and France.The Marialskopf in the southeast was in the time when the area was settled by the Celts ringed by walls and palisades, a refuge castle.The remnants of this settlement within the ringwall can still clearly be seen.In 19, archaeological digs unearthed and secured potsherds from vessels made by the Hunsrück-Eifel Culture.

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The archaeologists found a column fragment, remnants of flooring and plastering in Pompeian red.

The village is surrounded by slopes with meadow orchards.

From Medard, outings for hikers and canoeists are possible.

Medard is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Lauterecken-Wolfstein. The municipality lies on the river Glan in the Western Palatinate at an elevation of some 160 m above sea level, mainly on the river’s left bank for a stretch of about a kilometre towards the northeast.

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