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All pictures in this chapter made in August 2012 by Alec
Emsland counts almost as much 'hunebedden' (passage graves)
as neighbour Drenthe (Netherlands),
The passage graves are sometimes called "Hünegrab", but the name "Großsteingrab" is more common.
A handy tool for searching passage tombs in Emsland is the brochure "Drenthe-Emsland - Mystiek oerland zonder grenzen". This brochure is offered in most tourist information bureaus in Drenthe (Netherlands) In Emsland the brochure wasn't available.
In several aspects Emsland is very similar to Drenthe. Most passage tombs in Emsland are also located in nature, except the tombs in Börger.
of the many road marks directing to a passage grave, not all graves are
A megalith route called “Straße der Megalithkultur” crosses Emsland. This 330
kilometres long route doesn't start and end in
Emsland. The "Straße der Megalithkultur" leads from Oldenburg to
Brochure Megalithkultuur (Straße der Megalithkultur).
More information on following website: www.strassedermegalithkultur.de/
The builders of the megalithic tombs in Emsland where belonging to the Funnel Beaker Culture.
(More about the Funnel Beaker Culture in "General Information" via following link: Funnel)
Leaflet with map showing the walking route crossing Emsland "Hünenweg",
The City museum in Meppen exposes a collection artefact found in and near the passage graves.
In the Archaeological Museum of Meppen (Ausstellungszentrum für die Archälogie des Emslandes) the age of megalith builders is presented illustrative.
Both museums are closed on Mondays!
Just like in Drenthe, Emsland is also full of boulders coming from Scandinavia, once deposed by glaciers. These boulders, the construction material of all local megalithic tombs, are still inspiriting the habitants of Emsland. Many art works are made whit these boulders. The fountain in Börger is a nice example. Also many buildings are decorated whit these boulders.