At Winnigstedt, about 12 km east of Hornburg, rises a ridge of gravel, which is cut on the road from Mattierzoll to Winnigstedt in a small gravel pit to the left of the road. (Photo: Fuchsberg near Seinstedt)
The gravel is mostly made of chalk limestone, as they are only 12 km further north-west between Asse and Okertal. It was deposited by glacial meltwater flowing from the northeast. It gathered in a long crevasse and was preserved as a ridge of gravel after the ice completely melted. It contains rocks that were transported from Scandinavia.
In the gravel, petrified Belemnites can be found during an attentive search.
How to get there: From Braunschweig take the A 39 east to exit Sickte. Towards Schöppenstedt on the L 625. In the village of Schöppenstedt turn right on the L 290 to Winnigstedt. Follow the signs.