Once upon a time the local inhabitants burnt lime stone in the cylindrical kilns here. The kilns had thick external walls and a diameter of 2-4 m and, for insulation purposes, were dug deep into the ground. Lime burning began with the filling of the kiln with lime stones. Then wood was fired and the lime stones were burnt for around a week at temperatures of 1,000 – 1,400 °C. The smoke from the fire was visible from a distance and enticed the people to come to the kiln. And so lime burning was always also a festival. After the successful burning the farmers and traders arrived with their carriages to collect the finished construction material.