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Schwangau (dpa) - After the discovery of several mysterious steles around the world, such a monolith was also discovered near Neuschwanstein Castle.

It was unclear on Thursday who set up the approximately two-meter metal stele in the field in Schwangau (Ostallgäu district).

The community announced that they had no knowledge about it.

The "Allgäuer Zeitung" had previously reported online that a stroller had made the find.

The first monolith appeared in the US state of Utah in mid-November.

A number of similar steles have recently been discovered worldwide - for example on the British Isle of Wight, in a nature area in the north of the Netherlands or in the Taunus community of Sulzbach in southern Hesse.

"We are also amazed," said the Schwangau tourism director Sylvia Einsle.

"Now we just hope that game parking doesn't start on a large scale on the nearby road."

There are enough parking spaces at the nearby castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in times of the Corona lockdown.

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That is why Schwangau actually didn't need another sight, said Einsle.

"We have enough attractions, but unfortunately no guests at the moment."

In November, another sculpture in the Allgäu attracted media attention: a wooden penis around two meters high on the summit of the Grünten had first fallen over, then straightened up, then removed by strangers and finally replaced by a new phallic sculpture.

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