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Dwasieden (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Dwasieden is grand dolmen with a trapezoidal long barrow oriented in a southwest-northeast direction (35 m long and 12.5 or 7.5 m wide). Towards the north-east, the enclosure becomes narrower and the stones smaller. The two large guardian stones at the south-western end are striking, but one of them has fallen over. The burial chamber at right angles to the mound bed, with its extremely rare entrance and porch to the west, is well preserved and has three pairs of supporting stones. The south-eastern endstone is also present. The entrance is clearly visible and lies on the north-western side. Two of the original three capstones lie on top, the middle one is shattered. Parts of this capstone were used for a reconstruction of the long sides of the chamber.

Dwasieden is one of the most beautiful megalithic tombs on Rügen, which makes it all the more incomprehensible that it is not signposted and no one seems to be taking care of it. So it is quite overgrown, at least in summer.

To get to the tomb, drive on the L29 road from Sassnitz to Mukran / Prora. About 750 m after you leave Sassnitz, there is a small road on the left with a sign for the golf course of Sassnitz. After 850 m you come to a kind of building yard, park here and proceed on this road for about 280 m by feet. Turn left here and walk on the edge of the fields until you come to a footpath which leads to the tomb.

Visited June 2021

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

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Hagen-Stubnitz — Fieldnotes

About 1 km northeast of the car park of the Stubbenkammer (Königsstuhl) visitor centre in Hagen are two megalithic graves, of which Hagen-Stublitz 1 (aka Pfenniggrab) is the better preserved and well-known grave. Both can be easily reached when visiting the Stubbenkammer Visitor Centre.

Visited June 2021

Hagen-Stubnitz 2 (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

The megalithic tomb Hagen-Stubnitz 2 is located about 300m west of Hagen-Stubnitz 1 (about 60m north of the path). Only the mound fill, as well as some larger stones of the enclosure, and two larger stones, presumably capstones, are preserved from the tomb.

Visited June 2021

Hagen-Stubnitz 2 (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Hagen-Stubnitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Hagen-Stubnitz 1 (aka Pfenninggrab) is a grand dolmen with an east-west oriented chamber with three supporting stones on each of the long sides. The western capstone is also present. A capstone lies next to the grave. The chamber measures about 3.50 x 1.70 metres.

The tomb lies about 1 km north-east of the Stubbenkammer (Königsstuhl) visitor centre car park in Hagen. But it is much easier to find it if you walk from the visitor centre back to the car park. After the Herthaburg, a rampart castle from the time of the Slavic settlement of Rügen from the 8th to the 12th century, you'll pass the Herthasee. After about 80 m there is a fork with a path leading in a north-western direction (straight on is the way back to the car park). Take this path to the right which leads in about 800 m directly to the tomb.

Visited June 2021

Hagen-Stubnitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Lonvitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Lonvitz 1 is probably a grand dolmen, a mound fill can no longer be detected. The burial chamber is oriented north-east-south-west and is partly well preserved. The north-eastern end, however, was destroyed during the construction of the railway line. The chamber is 2.20 m wide and 0.80 m high. Four wall stones have survived on the north-western long side. The north-easternmost one is inclined towards the interior of the chamber, the other three are still in situ. On the south-eastern long side there are still three wall stones. The north-eastern and the central one are inclined outwards, but the third one is still in situ, as is the south-western end stone. Three capstones are still preserved, but two of them have fallen into the interior of the chamber. The most south-westerly one, however, is still in its original position. With a length of 3.10 m, a width of 1.80 m and a thickness of 1.10 m, it is the largest of the three capstones.

To get to the tomb, it is best to park in the large car park in Lauterbach. Cross the railway line and take the small path on the right with the sign to the tomb between the houses and the railway line to the north. This leads directly along the edge of the fields and the railway line on the right hand side in about 500 m to the grave.

Visited June 2021

Lonvitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Lonvitz 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Lonvitz 2 is a trapezoidal, north-south oriented long barrow with a length of about 28 m and a width of 8 m in the south and 6 m in the north. Of the enclosure, 13 stones are preserved on the eastern long side, five on the western long side and one on the southern narrow side. The burial chamber is located at the southern end. It is oriented northwest-southeast and thus slanted towards the enclosure. It is 3.50 m long and 1.80 m wide. The stones are still very deep in the ground. Three wall stones are still in situ on the north-eastern long side. On the south-western long side, two wall stones are in situ, but the middle one is missing. The northwestern endstone is also still in its original position, but the southeastern one has tipped over into the interior of the chamber. The northwestern capstone is almost in situ. The second capstone lies displaced a little to the south-east of the long barrow. It is 3.00 m long, 2.70 m wide and 1.40 m thick. It has at least five cup marks on its upper side.

The megalithic tomb is located directly north of the L29 road from Putbus to Vilmnitz, directly west of the turnoff to Posewald and Zirkow.

Visited June 2021

Lonvitz — Fieldnotes

The megalithic tombs near Lonvitz are two graves of the Neolithic Funnel Beaker Culture in the vicinity of Lonvitz, a district of the municipality of Putbus in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania). A third grave was destroyed in the 19th century.

Lonvitz 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Nadelitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Nadelitz 1 is a long barrow with a trapezoidal encloure oriented in an east-west direction with a transverse chamber at the eastern end. The northern long side has been destroyed by road construction. The southern long side and the eastern narrow side are well recognisable, even though some stones have been tipped off the high and steep hill. Thus, the dimensions of 24 metres x 8.50 - 6 metres can still be reconstructed, with the narrower side to the west. The chamber is still deep in the ground. It is probably an extended dolmen 2.50 metres long and 2 metres wide. The two capstones have sunk into the chamber. An entrance is not visible.

The megalithic tomb is located at the western end of Nadelitz, directly south of the road from Putbus to Lancken-Granitz on a conspicuous, long hill at a bus stop. There is no signpost.

Visited June 2021

Nadelitz 1 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — 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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