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Westerwanna 01

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech

<b>Westerwanna 01</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 06/2019
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  • Sprockhoff Nr. 631

Latitude:53° 45' 7.67" N
Longitude:   8° 43' 40.44" E

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About 4 km northwest of Westerwanna lies within a radius of about 300 m, a group of five megalithic tombs, consisting of the tombs Westerwanna 01, Westerwanna 02, Westerwanna 03, Westerwanna 04 and Westerwanna 14.

Westerwanna 01, a grand dolmen, is the northernmost tomb in the group. The state of preservation is pretty good. The 4 m long and 3 m wide burial chamber consists of five support stones and two capstones and is oriented north-south. Around the burial chamber one finds isolated stones, which were possibly kerbstones or stones of a stone circle.

The grave is under a tree group and is pretty overgrown during summertime, so a visit in winter might be better to recognize all the stones.

Drive from Westerwanna on the K5 (Feuerstättenweg) to the west and first passes the burial mound Gravenberg. After approx. 2.8 km, turn left into Süderheide and then turn right into Heideweg. After about 400 m you can see left hand about 150 m from the road in a field a smaller group of trees under which the tomb is located.

Visited June 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th September 2019ce
Edited 15th September 2019ce