Kupfermuehle Steinkiste

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Holger Rix on March 14, 2010

Kupfermuehle Steinkiste

Chambered Tomb in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg

I had this tomb on my list for a long time. But all the information I had was a one liner in the accompaning book of the 'Kulturkarte Schleswig-Holstein'. With a stroke of luck an old lady in Kupfermühle gave the right hint. It is hidden in the bushes of a traffic island near the B200 that leads to Denmark, just 1km from the border. I have few further information, but the painted numbers inside the tomb show that it was reconstructed. That old lady had seen some 'archeological activities' with 'some big stones' up there when she was young. Question remains how could this tomb find a way into the tourist information. There is no path or official sign whatsoever. Hidden in the bushes, and I was lucky to look for it in this time of year. As I stood on the parking place of the opposite shopping center (Obviously a danish shop on german ground selling alcohol to border crossers) I could hardly see the capstones through the bushes. Actually you have to walk arround to the bridge right there and walk up the stairs to the B200 freeway. Then you look for a gap right hand where you can jump over the wet ditch. The construction is medium in size and reminds to the typical dolmens seen near in Schleswig-Holstein. But the construction on the small ends is unusual because there is an assembly of three / four / five stones, instead of a single othostat.

Felix Hansen on March 12, 2011

Hallo Holger, im Herbst 2010 wurde die Verkehrsinsel total gerodet und somit die "Steinkiste" sehr gut sichtbar. Schau Dir meine Bilder an. Gruß Felix

Holger Rix on March 13, 2011

Tatsächlich ! Danke für den Hinweis!

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