An old German name perpetuated
No heavenly children. No angelic vision. No mountain in the shape of an angel. The site was mentioned in a document in 1820 with the name "auf dem Engelsberg". The camp name is based on a personal name like Engelbert or a similar sounding name. This is an old high German name. Today no child is called Engelbert anymore. Did Engelbert live there, did he own land there? And when was that? Was he a count, a feudal lord, a craftsman? One does not know any more. Riesling or Pinot Blanc, which grow there on loess soil, would certainly be to Engelbert's liking. At the end of the village in the direction of Hohen-Sülzen, a trullo invites you to take a break. If you leave the village in the direction of Obrigheim, you cross the border to the Pfalz growing region. There you will also find the sugar factory for which Offstein is famous. In the fall, trucks bring sugar beets there - and there is a typical sweet smell. Sometimes as far away as a corner of Rheinhessen, depending on the wind.
> For the history of Offstein: https://www.regionalgeschichte.net/rheinhessen/offstein.html
> The Essenheimer Teufelspfad site could also be based on a name.