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Sassnitz-Waldhalle 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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29th November 2021ce

Sassnitz-Waldhalle 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

The chamber of the megalithic tomb Sassnitz-Waldhalle 1 is oriented east-west and measures approx. 4 x 1.30 metres. The long sides each have three supporting stones. The endstone on the west side is also present. On the eastern narrow side, where the entrance was apparently located, there is a half-height stone. Two of the original three capstones lie on top. The site has presumably been reconstructed, because when Sprockhoff took his recordings in 1931, the capstones were still lying next to the chamber. A few individual stones around the chamber probably represent remains of an enclosure.

The tomb is located northeast of Sassnitz in the middle of the Jasmund National Park. To get to the tomb start at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum Waldhalle. Take the road to the west until you came to a three way crossing. Take the left track which after 250 m first leads in a wide curve around a hill with the tomb Sassnitz-Waldhalle 2. After about 600 m from the crossing you'll find a sign for Sassnitz-Waldhalle 1 on the right hand side, which lies about 50 m from the track in the forest.

Visited June 2021
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
29th November 2021ce

taken from the on-site display board:

Megalithic tomb at the Waldhalle

At about 50 metres lies a megalithic tomb from the Neolithic period. During this time, man gradually began to settle down and raise livestock.
The megalithic tombs were built from 3,500 BC in the Funnel Beaker Culture. On R├╝gen, the typical construction of megalithic tombs is a grand dolmen. A grand dolmen consists of a burial chamber and a mound bed. In this case, the burial chamber consisted of three yokes. A yoke is composed of two supporting stones and a capstone lying on top of them, which are built up like a gate. The burial chamber is enclosed by stones. This forms the mound bed, which can be angular, round or oval.

In the Funnel Beaker Culture, typical grave goods were pottery sherds and stone artefacts, such as axes, arrowheads, hatchets, shavers and scrapers. As a special feature, amber beads were added. There were repeated reburials in the graves, and the existing resting places were also used from the Bronze Age to the Slavic period.

The megalithic tomb at the Waldhalle is about 5,000 years old. No excavations were carried out. The burial chamber of the grand dolmen is in good condition, which is rather rare. Three quarters of the Megalithic tombs have been destroyed in recent years. The stones were mostly used as building material by the so-called "stone beaters".
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29th November 2021ce

Sassnitz-Waldhalle 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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