An excursion to the Riesenberg megalithic tomb
A beautiful hike (or bike ride) takes you from the Aquamaris beach residence to the small farming village of Nobbin. The small village, about 5 km away, consists of only three farmsteads and lies halfway between Putgarten and Altenkirchen.
About 400 metres southeast of Nobbin you will find one of the largest stone graves in northern Germany. The grave is from the Neolithic period (about 3000 years before the birth of Christ) and is located only a few metres from the steep coast, the “Tromper Wiek”.
The megalithic tomb was built of erratic blocks and is a so-called megalithic complex. The site, which once consisted of 53 large boundary stones, is 34 metres long and about 10 metres wide. There are still 39 rimstones preserved. Excavations at the Riesenberg megalithic tomb have uncovered bone remains, arrowheads, blades and even an Arabic silver coin.
Barrows are the remains of stone burial chambers where peasant peoples probably buried their dead. Or perhaps they were simply cult sites that were also used to demarcate territories. In any case, their construction required a gigantic effort. Barrows are among the oldest remains of human settlement. They are about 5,000 years old.
This is also a wonderful spot for a cosy picnic.
Visit these stone witnesses only 5 km from the Aquamaris beach residence.
18556 Putgarten, OT Nobbin