The form and construction of the Celtic compass was a joint effort of several Kyllburg residents. But it would not have been possible without the commitment of the primitive Celts Heinz Grün and Eugen Hennig, and the enormous lifting power of Jürgen Matthey.

The compass with its tree trunks of different lengths and arranged in a circle is reminiscent of the Stone Age stone circles, first and foremost the famous Stonehenge in England. 110 tree trunks were used. Their extraction was not always easy. The trees had to be laboriously pulled out of the forest with ropes and chains, often from quite impassable terrain. But thanks to the energetic help of many volunteers, this was accomplished.