The legend of the Collepietra/Steinegg earth pyramids
One day, the farmer refused to pay the rent that was due. He claimed that he himself was the owner of the meadow and so the court in Collepietra was called upon to pass judgement. There was no documentary proof to contradict the farmer's claim. He knew this and so he swore a solemn oath, meaning the court had to award the meadow to the Dosserbauer farmer. On the very day that the court in Collepietra awarded the meadow to the farmer, there was a terrible storm in Collepietra. There was thunder and lightning and a cloudburst such as Collepietra had never experienced before that seemed to be never-ending. The storm did not abate until the following morning. However, when the Dosserbauer farmer set out to mow his meadow, he found it was no longer there. Where the meadow had once been, there was now only a deep abyss with a few towers and heaps of rubble – what we now call the earth pyramids.