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Keitum (Sylt)

<b>Keitum (Sylt)</b>Posted by NucleusHarhoog © Uwe Häberle 09/2020
Latitude:54° 53' 38.87" N
Longitude:   8° 22' 11.82" E

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Winjshoog (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Winjshoog

The Winjshoog is a small burial mound in the northwest of Keitum. It lies close to the road from Keitum to the Sankt Severin church beside a field track.

The Biike fire on the mound used to be lit on February 21, the evening before Petri Day. The Frisian word Biike (German Bake) means sign, sea mark (beacon) or fire mark. The origin of the festival is unclear; probably the fire in the Middle Ages was supposed to drive away evil spirits and protect the new seeds.

To visit the mound take the road to Munkmarsch at the roundabout in Keitum. About 325 m after you leave the roundabout, right behind a house to the left, there is a field track (the street Am Mühlenhof branches off to the right opposite). Winjshoog lies only 190 m along this track on the left.

Visited September 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
26th November 2020ce

taken from the on-site hünen.kulTOUR information board:

Winjshoog

The Winjshoog is the only surviving burial mound on this striking ridge, the "Weenk", with a wide view of the marshland. In the old days, the Keitum biike was burned down every year on Winjshoog. In 1954 the hill was restored.

According to C.P. Hansen it was also the Wedns mound. It was dedicated to Wedn, Weda or Wodan. The Frisians thought of the Weda as the supreme god of war, who not only gave the sea warriors luck in battles, but also good wind on their journeys. Before they set out on their sea expeditions in spring, they sacrificed tar barrels to him on the Wedns or Winj mounds and lit a great straw fire on these hills.
This custom is continued today as a biike (bonfires).
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
26th November 2020ce

Winjshoog (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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26th November 2020ce

Taldishoog (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Taidishoog, is located just about 400m southwest of the must more impressice Klöwenhoog. Not much can be seen of the burial mound, as it has been eroded over the millennia and can only be recognized as a very flat elevation.

To get to the round barrow, drive from Keitum to Archsum. After you cross the railway line, turn right after about 250 m. Follow this road, after 450 m the roads turns to the left and crosses a small drainage channel. About 150 m after the bridge, there is a small dirt road on the right. The round barrow is located on the left at the end of this dirt road.

Visited September 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
23rd November 2020ce

Klöwenhoog (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Klöwenhoog, an impressive barrow, is located in the southwest of Keitum near a track or cycle path, only 120 m south of the railway line from Westerland to the mainland.

To get to the round barrow, drive from Keitum to Archsum. After you cross the railway line, turn right after about 250 m. Follow this road for another 450 m and park just when the roads turns to the left (southwest). Here a track branches off to the right, follow this track for 175 m by foot and you'll reach the site.

Visited September 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
23rd November 2020ce
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