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Submitted by Martin_L on Saturday, 20 March 2010  Page Views: 4062

Rock ArtSite Name: Neerstedt Hexenstein Alternative Name: Hexenstein Ohe
Country: Germany Land: Lower Saxony, Bremen Type: Rock Art
Nearest Town: Wildeshausen  Nearest Village: Neerstedt
Latitude: 52.986670N  Longitude: 8.382380E
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
4

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CharcoalBurner89 visited on 19th Oct 2021 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 4 Easy to get to and a wonderfully preserved cup stone.

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Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : Close-up from the East. The surface shows at least 20 (I assume there were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age. Size and depth varying. 4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement. “Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”. March 2010 (Vote or comment on this photo)
Large granite erratic from Scandinavia. The surface shows at least 20 (I assume there were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age.

Size and depth varying.
4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement.
“Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”.
Rock art is comparatively rare in this area and mainly limited to cup-marks. Nevertheless an impressive site.

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Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : Overview from the East showing several of the cup-marks. Hexenstein is a glacial erratic. As in most other cases in this area it is a red granite, but partly overgrown with greyish lichen in this case. March 2010 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : A nice, but modern standing stone which was set-up few metres east of Hexenstein Schalenstein. Height appr. 1,5m. June 2012 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : View from above showing main part of the panel. The surface is overgrown by lichen, but shows at least 20 (other sources say 30 and there obviously were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age. Size and depth varying. 4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement. “Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”. Rock art is comparatively... (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : The large granite erratic from Scandinavia seen from the North. The surface is overgrown by lichen, but shows at least 20 (other sources say 30 and there obviously were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age. Size and depth varying. 4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement. “Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”. Rock art ... (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : The large granite erratic from Scandinavia seen from the East. The surface is overgrown by lichen, but shows at least 20 (other sources say 30 and there obviously were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age. Size and depth varying. 4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement. “Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”. Rock art i...

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : Some visitors keep leaving stones on the Hexenstein. October 19, 2021

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : Information board next to the site. October 19, 2021

Neerstedt Hexenstein
Neerstedt Hexenstein submitted by Martin_L : The large granite erratic from Scandinavia seen from the NE. The surface is overgrown by lichen, but shows at least 20 (other sources say 30 and there obviously were several more) weathered cup-marks from the Neolithic or Bronze age. Size and depth varying. 4 cupmarks are in a square-like arrangement. “Hexenstein” means “Stone of the Witch” / “Witch's Stone”. Rock art is ...

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