Today we hopped the border again, to visit some dolmens. We live in Emmen, and Gross Berssen lies in the Emsland, also close to Werpeloh where we went earlier. As explained earlier, we live in an area that has alot of dolmens. We call them hunebedden, in Germany they call them steingrab.
If you look at this map and look in the very left in the yellow area, that is Emmen. You almost can’t read the name, because there are so many dolmens on it, but you will see it if you zoom in enough. You can see the red dolmens right next to it, with the place “Haren” inbetween – that is the area we visited today.
The style of the dolmens is similar to the once here. Although in Germany there are different styles of dolmen placement within that same specific area, which makes it seem that there were atleast 2 seperate cultures of “dolmen builders” living very close to eachother.
From Emmen to Gross Berssen was only a 40 minute drive. I took my gps with me, and my mobile phone as well. It doesn’t make the most fantastic pictures, but it does a good enough job to give an impression :-D. You can check my gps-track with the dolmens marked by waypoints here , and I also uploaded some pictures so you can see it as well.
I love visiting the dolmens, good place to reflect and put things in perspective. If you want more info about the german dolmens, stonepages.de is a great way to start! For the dutch dolmens hunebedden.nl is your place, and for megaliths in general I suggest megalithic.uk
Of course as always, some sort of interaction or feedback is apreciated! I hope that I’ve been able to show you something new and tickled to explore more 🙂