Damp Steinkreis [Rote Maas]

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Holger Rix on April 9, 2008

Damp Steinkreis [Rote Maas]

Stone Circle in a little forest near Damp, close to the Baltic Sea, on the Schwansen peninsula. The only 'real' Stone Circle in Schleswig-Holstein. 'Real' because it is not a part of a tomb, and consists of 9 Standing Stones approximately 1 metre high.

The official maps don't mention it, and there is no official sign at or near the place. Lots of fallen and almost fallen trees around, no path leads to it. Not many people come here. Indeed, the place is somewhat spooky.

But the presence of the Stone Circle is very impressive. Too bad you can't catch that in a picture. The Circle is some 10 metres in diameter, and if you try to get a full picture there are too many trees in the way.

There are some explanations about the name Rote (red) Maas, but they are just a guess. 'Maas' is a common word here, for example there is a village called 'Maasholm' and another one 'Maasbuell'.

Actually at least 2 of the stones look pretty red. There are some head sized stones in the middle of the circle, but my guess is that they have been put there by some Mumbo Jumbo people.

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