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Behrensbrook Langbett 1

Long Barrow in Schleswig-Holstein.

When driving the short way from Neudorf to the beaches at the 'Eckernfoerder Bucht', Baltic Sea, you come through the western end of the Behrensbrook forest.

There are remains of 5 Long Barrows in this forest, two of them still well recognizable and with intact tombs. The other three are almost completely destroyed, just some earthwork or left over bolders there.

This is the Long Barrow No. 1, or Sprockhoff 99.

It is the only one with a visible complete chamber, the mighty capstone still in place. It stretches out some metres outside the forest, there is still a group of 4 uprights behind the fence.

This is a mighty Long Barrow in the 'Schieringer Forst' near Barskamp. The tomb of this barrow is very big, compared to other still existing Long Barrows in the area. The tomb alone is about 8 x 3 metres, the uprights are almost in original position. One capstone is still in place, 3 others are lying left an right of the tomb as if some giant has picked them of the tomb to look inside.

Barskamp Findlinge

Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature in Lower Saxony.

On the path from the 'Barskamp 2' Long Barrow to the other Long Barrow in this part of the 'Schieringer Forst' you pass a very nice spot with some imposing trees. The trees grow in the midst of some big boulders, and according to the information board at the parking place this should be something megalithic. But Prof Sprockhoff didn't accept this as a tomb or barrow, when he examined it in 1950. Here is some German information: ' Gräber in Schieringen

Aus der jüngeren Steinzeit (4000–2000). Im staatlichen Forst Schieringen liegen vier megalithische Grabdenkmäler. Das sogenannte Bahnhofsgrab in der Nähe der früheren Haltestelle der Kleinbahn Dahlenburg–Bleckede hat eine Größe von etwa 60 m Länge und 4 m Breite. Das 2. Grab, auf der Schneise von Jagen 27 und 28 gelegen, ist bei einem Ausmaß von 50 m mal 5 m das am besten erhaltene. In der Nähe befindet sich der Opferberg, der einen Durchmesser von etwas 28 m hat. Im Jagen 23 liegt ein weiteres Grab, daß einige für ein stark zerstörtes, andere für gar kein Grab halten. (Prof. Sprockhoff hat 1950 nach einer Untersuchung die Ansicht vertreten, daß es sich hierbei nicht um ein Grab handelt). Das nächste – etwa 35 m lang und 4,30 m breit – finden wir im Jagen 34. Es ist jedoch nicht mehr deutlich erkennbar. Ein weiteres kleines, stark beschädigtes Hühnengrab im Jagen 34, von dem nur die Breite mit 5 m bekannt ist, wird für das älteste Steingrab Niedersachsens erachtet. Es ist ein Dolmen, eine einfache geschlossene Grabkammer (bretonisch = Steintisch). '

One more thing about the Brutkamp...

The mighty Dolmen has always been a sign for Fertility.

It is said, that rubbing your genitals against it helps a lot. Best way is to slide down the capstone with a nacked backside...

I missed to give it a try.

Hoebek Huegelgrab mit Eiskeller

Round Barrow in Schleswig-Holstein.

A Round Barrow close to the street of Hoebek.

On top a big stone... I had to go there, take a picture...

But then I almost fall into a deep, big hole in the ground. The strangest thing I ever saw near a Round barrow! 6 or 7 metres in diamater, 3 to 4 metres deep hole built with head-sized natural stones... No fence arround it, no sign, no explanation. I couldn't think of an explanation. This hole was build a long time ago, but certainly not in stone age.

Back home I searched the internet for informations on Hoebek, and found a hint.

There is a note on Wikipedia, that there are some so called 'Eiskeller' in Hoebek. This 'Eiskeller' (Icehole) was used to keep meat fresh before electrical cooling was invented.

I didnt find any more information, and all the other 'Eiskeller' I found on the net certainly didn't look like this one. Strange, isn't it ?

Passage Grave on a hill in Missunde

Huesby Steingrab

The Dolmen of Huesby has been excavated from a Round Barrow not far from the village. The barrow has been used by several generations, and was surrounded by 3 rings of stones. The capstone is not original. The original has been brought to the museum of Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig.

Quote (german): 'Das Steinkammergrab Hüsby ist ein freigelegtes Hügelgrab, das von drei Steinkreisen umgeben ist. Es ist nicht identisch mit dem Bronzezeitlichen Grab, dessen Ausgrabung 2004 für eine Sensation sorgte, das aber wieder zugeschüttet werden mußte. Das Steinkammergrab Hüsby ist sowohl durch die Grabkammer als auch durch die drei Steinkreise sehenswert; es hat sogar Eingang in das Dorfwappen von Hüsby gefunden. Hüsby liegt an der Straße von Schuby nach Dannewerk, dem alten Ochsenweg; das Steinkammergrab Hüsby befindet sich kurz hinter dem Ortseingang auf der rechten Seite (bei der Bushaltestelle).

Poppostein Steinkammergrab

Burial Chamber (Dolmen) in Schleswig-Holstein.

Somewhat famous Dolmen between Flensburg and Schleswig. Apprx. 5000 years old.

It is called Poppostein because a Bishop Poppo (arround the year 960) used to baptise people right here at the stone.

Also the danish king 'Harald Blauzahn Gormsson' (nickname BLUETOOTH) was baptised here at the also called 'Taufstein'.

Ellund Huegelgrab

Round Barrow in Schleswig-Holstein.

On the way to the barrows more north you come accross this Round Barrow..

Ellund Langbetten

Long Barrow in Schleswig-Holstein.

According to the late Prof. Sprockhoff, these are 2 close together 'Huenenbetten'... all the stones are gone. Just the earthwork is left, and you can spot the places of the former chambers.

The barrows are right at the Danish border.

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