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Access: Small carpark very close to monument. Short uphill walk of maybe 20 metres on grass.

Hulbjerg-jættestuen is in the far south of Langeland, but pretty easy to reach from Kong Humble's Grav. From there, continue south on the 305 towards Bagenkop. About 1km before it reaches Bagenkop, the 305 swings right (west), just past Søndenbro. As the road bends right, there is a smallish road off to the left (in a way, straight on) towards Gulstav & Dovnsklint. Take this (Gustalvej) and at the next junction (almost immediately) continue south.

Keep on this road for just about 1.5km and as the road kinks right, look out for a turning to left called Keldsnorvej. You don't want this, this turning, but take the next right onto Søgardsvej (may be signposted to Bagenkop). As you approach, you should be able to see the monument ahead to the right on the hillside. There is a small car park on the right as you reach the monument.

Visited 5 April 2006
The word jættestuen or jættestue seem to just be used as an umbrella term. Other monuments similar to this are called runddysser (the 'r' seems to make it plural) or højs....

Beautifully cared for, this is an imposing and very complete barrow, which has a huge 'pre-mound' - presumably natural. If not, it's a spectacular feat. Although I can't read Danish, Oldtidsminder På Langeland seems to say it was restored in 1960-61.

The passage is a bit of a squeeze, but the chamber is pretty impressive once inside.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

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