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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Wildeshausen Hohe Steine Alternative Name: Sprockhoff 956
Country: Germany Land: Lower Saxony, Bremen Type: Chambered Tomb
Nearest Town: Wildeshausen
Latitude: 52.898103N  Longitude: 8.380050E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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CharcoalBurner89 visited on 19th Oct 2021 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4 Located right in the forest near Wildeshausen and well signposted.

Autun visited on 11th Aug 2021 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 5 This site is excellently presented. A recent information board is at some distance, so not interfereing with the pleasing ambience. Also, a nice picnic bench is provided and some small car parking space.

johnstone visited on 7th Sep 2017 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 4

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 3.67 Access: 4.33

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : Central part of the chamber at night (February 2009) (Vote or comment on this photo)
Chambered Tomb in Lower Saxony, Bremen
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Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : View along chambers' southern longside: Damaged by blasting attempts, but largely complete megaliths. The largest capstone was placed at chambers centre where the entrance passage was located. It has a flat surface on its southern side. The passage is largely overgrown. Chamber appr. 19m by 3m (ends)/4m (centre). Oval enclosure appr. 23m by 10m. [1] The whole ensemble is deeply embedde... (Vote or comment on this photo)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : Pole aerial view from the SW. Skeleton of a passage grave inside 23m by 10m enclosure. Although some stones are robbed the enclosure is almost complete. The chambers' megaliths are well preserved too. Only few stones are robbed or show signs of blasting attempts. Nevertheless the historic activities including removal of drywalling and all intermediate stones caused most capstones to collapse into ... (Vote or comment on this photo)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : The passage grave viewed from the east. Chamber appr. 19m by 3m (ends)/4m (centre). Oval enclosure appr. 23m by 10m. [1] The megalithic skeleton is almost completely preserved, but the capstone are fallen as as a result of historic destruction attempts (removal of drywalling). Many thanks to S.Mahlstedt, B.Rothmann and S.Mahlstede who recently cleared the site from all the massive undergrowth.... (Vote or comment on this photo)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by greywether : Overgrown and hemmed in with trees (in August 1994), this is not a very photogenic site. It is 17m long E/W chamber with an entrance to the S and surrounded by the kerbstones of a rectangular cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix : Wildeshausen Hohe Steine 10-2011

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : View from the NE showing eastern half of the chamber. Most capstones are fallen of their orthostats. Maybe this is a result of the removal of all the drywalling and intermediate stones. Some stones have drillholes in it to prepare them for blasting (April 2008).

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : October 19, 2021

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by CharcoalBurner89

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix : Wildeshausen Hohe Steine 10-2011

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by holger_rix

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : View from the SE. Showing eastern chamber part and some kerbstones. The oval enclosure is comparatively well preserved. About half of the kerbstones are preserved. Unfortunately most are overgrown (April 2008)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Autun : Aside from the stones themselves, this site also boasts an interesting array of mosses, funghi and other flora.

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Autun : The approach from the picnic bench / parking area is very atmospheric.

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by johnstone : Side view and ground-plan (1929), Picture credits: Sprockhoff, Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3: Niedersachsen (1975)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by johnstone : Reconstruction (1929), Picture credits: Sprockhoff, Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3: Niedersachsen (1975)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by johnstone : One of the uprights, with a strange pattern. Sep.7, 2017

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by johnstone : This is station #27a of the Straße der Megalithkultur (information panel)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : View along the southern long-side. The dotted line indicates the location of the entrance passage. The fallen passage capstone is lying beside it. Some kerbstones visible on the right (April 2008)

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : Only one capstone is still in situ. All others are more or less out of place (February 2009).

HWildeshausen Hohe Steine
HWildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : Photo of the information board. Obviously they used Schwieger's reconstruction drawing (Atlas der Megalithgräber).

Wildeshausen Hohe Steine
Wildeshausen Hohe Steine submitted by Martin_L : View West from chamber's centre (April 2008)

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Re: Hohe Steine by Martin_L on Friday, 06 February 2009
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Condition: 3 (all capstones are more or less out of place, many kerbstones missing etc.)
Ambience: 3 (near road)
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