The summer lime tree reaches over 30 m high and the crown of leaves has a diameter of at least 35 m.
The thinnest part of the trumk has a diamter of 10,5 m and at 1 m height it is of 11,5 m.
The summer lime tree is standing in a greenbelt. Tenant farmers were allowed to use the fields of this greenbelt as a pasture for their cattle and to collect foliage. But aforesting and grubbing up single trees was not allowed. A lucky coincidence for the lime tree. The lime tree was kept for years. In 1890, the nature conservation Ramsau built a new road to the lime tree and one year later, succesdful repairs (recovery) were carried out to the lime tree.
Conferring the then state president, field marshal Paul von Hindenburg honorary citizenship of the city of Ramsau in 1933, resulted in a change of name of the lime tree, so far be know by the name "Große Linde" into the name it is still bearing today, the Hindenburglinde.
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