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Albersdorf

<b>Albersdorf</b>Posted by NucleusAlbersdorf 7 © Uwe Häberle 09/2020
Latitude:54° 8' 46.03" N
Longitude:   9° 17' 12.77" E

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Albersdorfer Großsteingräber - Megalithic sites in and around Albersdorf


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Entry for this site with lot of information and images (in German only)
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce

Steinzeitpark Dithmarschen (German only)


The Stone Age village in the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen is history, reconstructed in its original size, and revived!
Discover the 14 buildings built according to archaeological models
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce
Edited 10th October 2020ce

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Albersdorf 4 (Long Barrow) — Links

Großsteingrab „Langbett Albersdorf 53“


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Entry for this site with lot of information and images (in German only)
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 1 (Long Barrow) — Links

Großsteingrab „Langbett Albersdorf 50“


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10th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 2 (Long Barrow) — Links

Großsteingrab „Langbett Albersdorf 49“


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10th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 3 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Links

Großsteingrab „Langbett Albersdorf 48“


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Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 7 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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10th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 7 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

During my first visit to the megalithic tomb at Brutkamp in June 2020, the image stabilizer on my camera did not work properly, which meant that almost all of my pictures were blurred. That's why I'm taking the chance in September 2020 on my trip to Sylt to visit the tomb again.

Albersdorf 8 (aka Brutkamp) is a so-called polygonal dolmen, a subspecies of the dolmen that occurs mainly in Denmark, Sweden and Schleswig-Holstein. The Brutkamp has five supporting stones and a single, oversized capstone, characteristic of the type, which weighs around 23 tons and has a circumference of almost nine meters. It is the largest capstone in Schleswig-Holstein. The low stone corridor faces southeast. The mound of earth at Brutkamp has been completely removed or eroded. A small park with old linden trees surrounds the tomb today.

According to tradition, the name Brutkamp means that in Christian times, newlyweds met at the stone to pay homage to the Nordic goddess Freya and to implore rich children's blessings.

To get to the tomb, drive on the L316 (Süderstraße) north through Albersdorf. In the middle of the village you'll pass a football field on the right, turn right here into the Wulf-Isebrand-Straße. Pass the football field and a school and turn right again (after about 280m) into the road Brutkamp. Park here or in the school parking lot. There is a small signed path between the houses that leads in a eastern direction into the park. Form here is only a 100 m short walk to the tomb, which lies prominently on a small hillock in the middle of the park.

Revisited September 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce

taken from the on-site information board:

A megalithic tomb
on the Brutkamp in Albersdorf, district Dithmarschen


This large stone grave (also called megalithic tomb, mega=large, lithos=stone) is located on a slight natural elevation in the village of Albersdorf.
At Brutkamp the burial chamber consists of five support stones and a capstone weighing almost 23 tons - the largest in Schleswig Holstein. In technical terminology, this type of tomb is called a polygonal dolmen, a special form; here the supporting stones form a polygonal layout.
The entrance to the burial chamber with three remaining support stones is in the southeast. In the vicinity of the entrance there were several broken stones, one of which is to be regarded as the capstone of the corridor. This stone had a series of round indentations on one side - so-called cup marks. The mound of earth covering the megalithic tomb has been almost completely removed or eroded.
Investigations by the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Universität Kiel took place in the summer of 2009, and numerous ceramic and flint finds came to light. Most likely, the entrance area was destroyed as early as the late Neolithic.

In Schleswig-Holstein, the oldest graves that can be reliably dated belong to the early Stone Age, called Neolithic by experts (4,100-1,700 BC). Those numerous tombs, which were erected in the period between 3,500-3,000 BC have shaped our landscape for thousands of years until today. They are built from the large boulders (mostly granite) left by the Ice Age glaciers. These graves were mostly community (collective) graves in which numerous dead were buried over a long period of time. Typical additions were clay pots, axes, chisels and arrows made of flint or jewelry made of amber.

People no longer lived from hunting and gathering food. They had become sedentary farmers who ran cattle and fields.

In the past, the megalithic tombs were not considered human work. Nobody could imagine that such large and heavy stones could be moved by people. Many sagas and legends are entwined with these imposing tombs and they were viewed as the work of the devil, the witches and also the giants. According to tradition, the newlyweds made a sacrifice to the Nordic goddess Freya (goddess of fertility and love) here at Brutkamp. The Brutkamp megalithic tomb characterizes the coat of arms of the municipality of Albersdorf.
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
5th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 7 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Links

Großsteingrab „Brutkamp“


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Entry for this site with lot of information and images (in German only)
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
4th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 8 (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

Albersdorf 8 (aka Megalithic tomb in the Papenbusch) is located on the eastern outskirts of Albersdorf north of the youth hostel in the spa gardens (Kurpark). The dolmen itself was located in a 0.95 m high round mound with a diameter of 13.5 m without the remains of a stone border. The site with a 1.1 m long and 0.55 m wide corridor was restored in 1946 as part of a follow-up examination.

In the middle of the mound was a chamber with the internal dimensions 2.4 × 1.2 m. Six approximately 1.8 m high bearing stones, two on the western, three on the eastern long side, and a block on the northern narrow side carried two cap stones, one of which is missing. The preserved capstone with two cup marks was not in situ on the pair of supporting stones on the access side.

To get to the tomb, drive on the L316 (Süderstraße) north through Albersdorf. On the northern end, there is a roundabout. Use the first exist and drive into the Bahnhofstraße. After about 350 m you'll reach on the left side the entry into the spa gardens (Kurpark). Park here and enter the park. Keeping to the left you pass the forest stage and after 250 m you should reach the information sign of the tomb.

P.S.: The image stabilizer on my camera didn't work properly on this tour, so some of my images are unfortunately out of focus. Sorry for that.

Visited June 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
4th October 2020ce

Albersdorf 8 (Burial Chamber) — Links

Großsteingrab im Kurpark Albersdorf


KuLaDig - Culture. Landscape. Digital. - is an information system about the historical cultural landscape and the natural cultural heritage.

Entry for this site with lot of information and images (in German only)
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
4th October 2020ce
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