In Germany, there is an 500 year old Oak that is responsible for over 100 marriages.


If you write a letter to this three, and maybe ask for a loved one, your wish will be granted. So they say. The lettes end op in a knothole 3 meter above the ground, so you’ll need to climb the ladder.

The tradition with letters started out like an Romeo and Juliette story. It was forbidden love, and tree with a knothole big enough for letters. A girl known as miss. Ohrt, loved a chocolate maker’s boy. Sadly, her father, Mr. Ohrt, forbade it. With the help of the old Oak, the young couple secretly exchanged letters in the forest. Eventually, the father gave in, and the young couple married under the three in 1891.

knothole in the oak tree
Photo credit: Holger.Ellgaard/Wikimedia

Thousands have written to the tree ever since, and hundreds claims their wish came through.

If you are in need of boosting your love life, find a partner or need a wish, don’t hesitate to write to:

Bräutigamseiche,
Dodauer Forst,
23701 Eutin, Germany

Wikipedia

A wedding party from ca 1900. We do not know if it is the Ohrt family, but many has since that first wedding married under the Oak.


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