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D5 Zeijen (Hunebed) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Norg Kerk (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

On my way from D5 Zeijen to D2 Westervelde I made a short stop in Norg to see this site in front of Margarethakerk.

Although no structure is visible as such, the shape of the stones suggests that they may have served as cupstones for a hunebed.

Visited July 2018

D2 Westervelde (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

D2 Westervelde is a smaller hunebed, originally it consisted of 4 capstones, of which only two are preserved. The entrance in the south of the Hunebed is still visible.

Nevertheless, it is worth a visit, as it spreads a magical atmosphere due to its quiet location, the ideal place for a small picnic.

Visited July 2018

D2 Westervelde (Hunebed) — Images

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D2 Westervelde (Hunebed) — Links

D2 Westervelde - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


with 3d model, short video (in Dutch), pictures and further information

D1 Steenbergen (Hunebed) — Images

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D1 Steenbergen (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

This beauty lies in a rather unusual place, more in the slope than on top of a sand hill. All six capstones are in place, even the entrance comes with a portal stone. This area seems to be often visited, there is a car park about 150m to the southwest.

There were some cleanups going on during my visit by Het Drentse Landschap. Unfortunately they also used a rather loud leaf blower (I hate these devices), which destroyed the whole atmosphere.

Visited July 2018

D1 Steenbergen (Hunebed) — Images

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D1 Steenbergen (Hunebed) — Links

D1 Steenbergen - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


with 3d model, short video (in Dutch), pictures and further information

G1 Noordlaren (Hunebed) — Images

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G1 Noordlaren (Hunebed) — Links

G1 Noordlaren - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


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Midlaren (Complex) — Fieldnotes

Both Hundebed are in the vicinity of Midlaren, drive the Schutsweg until Hunebedpad is crossing. Watch out for the Hunebed sign between two farmhouses which leads between two hedges to the site.

Most of the Hunebeds are isolated, but there are eight pairs, one pair is formed by D3 Midlaren and D4 Midlaren. Both east-west oriented Hunebeds are in-line and only separated by about 5m. They are squeezed in the backyard of a farm between barns and thick old oaks, but nevertheless I find this site really splendid and fetchingly.

Visited July 2018

D3 Midlaren (Hunebed) — Images

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D4 Midlaren (Hunebed) — Images

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Midlaren (Complex) — Images

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Midlaren (Complex) — Links

D3 en D4 Midlaren - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


with 3d model, short video (in Dutch), pictures and further information

D9 Noordlo (Hunebed) — Links

D9 Annen - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


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D9 Noordlo (Hunebed) — Images

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D9 Noordlo (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Easy to visit (although parking is a bit tricky), as it is located directly in the street Zuidlaarderweg just before the roundabout in Annen (if you drive north).

Unfortunately, the grave is only half preserved, there are still two pairs of upright stones with their capstones along with the endstone. Markers show the position of the missing stones.

Visited July 2018

Klecken (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

South of the village Klecken close to the K12 lies this impressive 48x6m restored hunebed. According to information board is the best preserved archaeological monument in the district of Harburg. As with many tombs in Germany, many stones were removed to use them as building material. 1892 the hunebed was restored by the forestry official Schneemann, who filled some of the gaps and had some of the fallen stones erected. Today we can see 76 kerbstones and in the northern end the burial chamber. The guardian stones set up at the corners are not original.

Access and parking is quite easy, there is a parking space on the opposite of the street.

Visited June 2018

Krelingen (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

This signposted passage grave lies northeast of the village Krelingen. Parking and access is quite easy, you have to walk only about 70m from the road.

The site is northwest-southeast orientated. The chamber is about 8 x 2 m, from the original twelve supporting stones only eleven still exists. According to the information board, in the 19th century all capstones were removed to build a bridge, but four larger stones lie in the immediate vicinity of the tomb.

Visited June 2018

Sieben Steinhäuser — Fieldnotes

The Sieben Steinhäuser (aka Siebensteinhäuser) are a group of five passage graves, which are situated within the NATO Bergen-Hohne Training Area. The only public access to the tombs begins at a military checkpoint in Ostenholz, about 4 kilometers southeast of the motorway interchange Walsrode. Access to the site is only possible on weekends and public holidays from 8am and 6pm, if no military practice takes place.

On my last attempt, during my return from a holiday on Föhr, access to the sites was unfortunately not permitted, as the Training Area was not open to the public :-(.

I found the following link, which may inform if access is permitted or not.

Krelingen (Passage Grave) — Images

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During my first trip to Ireland back in 2006, I was bitten by the 'megalithic' bug and since then I seek for every opportunity to visit as much sites as possible, with a bias for stone circles.

As I live in the southwest of Germany (not an area famous for megaliths), I rely on my holidays to be able to visit these sites.

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