Defination : Schnade, & Kaninchesberg

Can any one help?
Schnade and Kaninchesberg used in the following sentence:
the Schnade ran from Lipperrode via the Kaninchesberg by Lipperode
through the passage where the Lords von H�rde had dug a moat as a border
in the year 1559, up to the three free seats. Here was the border of the
Bishopric of Paderborn, the County of Rietberg, and the Lordship of
Boke, and all three sovereign regions had a court seat here.
Any help appreciated

Hi Ruby,
Have a look at this web site: You also find an explanation at
This tells you about the Schnade and a tradition called "Schnadegang".
Especially in the region called "Sauerland", a "Schnadegang" was a tour of
inspection of the borders of a certain territory that might belong to a
village. Early on, these borders were simply "marked" by hedges or forests.
To remember the exact borders, a group of people would walk around this
territory, to make it clear to the next generation where exactly the borders
were. Later on, stone markers were set, so-called "Schnadstones". I have
read that they were used around 1600, but they might have been in use even
earlier. Their proper location was inspected on this tour along the
"Schnade". Even today, the "Schnadegang" is a tradition that is being upheld
in quite a few small villages in this area.
Someone versed in the local geography will have more input about the other
term, "Kaninchesberg", but a "Kaninchen" is a rabbit. Unless a different
local term hides behind this word, it could be translated as "rabbit
Have a good day, Ruby.
Kind regards, Petra :slight_smile: