Sønderjylland´s largest collection of barrows
The woods and forests in the Sønderborg-area is swarming with relics of antiquities. In the small forest Blomeskobbel on island Als you´ll see Sønderjylland´s largest collection of barrows and on Broagerland lies one of Denmark´s unique relics of antiquity; Skelde Burial Mound.
We have the largest of them all! Like the rest of Denmark, the Sønderborg-area is swarming with relics of antiquities – we just have some that stands out.
At the east coast of island Als lies the small forest Blomeskobbel and here you´ll find Sønderjylland´s largest collection of burial mounds and barrows. How did they do it? The large cover stone on one of the long barrows weighs approx. 20 ton and there were no machines in the Stone Age!
Skelde Burial Mound is amongst the unique in Denmark! Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has selected 83 locations within history of civilization in Denmark for a project named “Denmark´s relics in the landscape” amongst them is Skelde Burial Mound, found on Broagerland.
Where you aware of the fact, that one of the known archaeologists in Denmark, Jens Raben grounded the collection which was the beginning of the museum at Sønderborg Castle?
Then there is Jørgen Rieck, who is reckoned to have the largest private collection of relics in Denmark, visit the old school in Svenstrup on island Als and see Jørgen Riecks Archeological Collection.
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The largest collection of barrows in Sønderjylland is found on the island of Als.
The small forest Blomeskobbel lies by the Little Belt, approx. 4 km southeast of Fynshav. This is a deciduous forest w...
Skelde Burial Mound
The burial mound comprises 3 graves. The oldest part is from the Peasant Stone Age approx. 3500 B.C. It was later reused and extended during the Bronze Age in approx. 1400 and 1200 B.C., leaving some ...
Rumohrsgård Dyrehave - prehistoric relics
The forest where a cross stone saved the other stones by the dolmens from being removed and re-used.
Relics in Nørreskoven
Nørreskoven is a forest with an area of approx. 740 hectares, situated on the east coast of the island Als.
More than 80 registered ancient monuments can be found, here.
Many are round and long barrow...
Baronens Høj - Burial mound
The burial mound is named after the former forester Baron Wedel-Wedelsborg, who lived on the island of Als during the 19 century.
The mound has a well-preserved burial chamber with a cover stone and ...
The Nygaard Stone in Nørreskoven Als
The ancient sacrificial stones still stand in the depths of the forest and one of the most beautiful you will find in Nørreskoven on the island of Als
Mounds in Sønderskoven Als
The eastern part of South Forest, east of Soenderborg and the closest fields to the east are one of the richest mound areas on Als. The open-lying dolmen chamber, Klinting Mound, can be seen from the ...
The Long Barrow at Kettingskov
The fabled long barrow, where the legend is a true!
You often here of myths and fables in relation to barrows, where humans were led in depravity or accidents by underground fable creatures.
It is n...
Jørgen Riecks Arkæologiske Samling
Jørgen Rieck has built up his collection over a period of 60 years.
This is likely Denmark's largest private archaeological collection and, for some geographic areas, is even larger than collections ...
In the small forest Blomeskobbel, you´ll find Sønderjylland´s largest collection of burial mounds and barrows. The huge cover stone on one of the grave chambers weigh approx. 20 ton.Photo:Conni Ernst