Oldendorfer Totenstatt

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  • MatLanHet

    Several large megalithic tombs located in a beautiful heathland. There is plenty of information and a variety of seating for pausing.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Great grave diggers to marvel at. With plenty of seating and rest options.
    Many panels for the creation of the graves.

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    • April 1, 2018

  • Siegfried LG

    The Oldendorf Totenstatt (about 1.5 kilometers from the town center located) is one of the most interesting stone tombs of the district Lüneburg and a real attraction. You should definitely visit this landmark of the Lüneburg Heath.

    Here are sites from almost all pre- and protohistoric eras united in one place.
    From the last century comes the first site plan of the Oldendorf Totenstatt with the corresponding numbering of the graves, which has been maintained until today. F. Laux, the excavator of the dead place, had created a connection with the pottery finds and the corresponding design of the megalithic tombs, which enabled him to recognize a chronological sequence. For this reason, the graves are listed chronologically.

    The burial mounds in and around the dead place belong to the later Neolithic and Bronze Age, but most are not (yet) studied. The same applies to 2 urn cemeteries of the pre-Roman Iron Age and the time of the migrations, as well as various sites of the early and middle Stone Age. Obviously, the site of the dead place has always been a popular place.
    The finds that were found in the tombs of the funerary can be seen in the Archaeological Museum Oldendorf / Luhe (Amelinghausener Str. 16b). There you will also find the permanent position "Apartments for all eternity - 5700 years Oldendorf Totenstatt".

    Source:
    lueneburger-heide.de/natur/sehenswuerdigkeit/3888/mystische-oldendorfer-totenstatt.html
    oldendorf-luhe.de/dorfleben/ausflugsziele/totenstatt/index.html

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Chelsea on Tour

    Great megalithic tombs for admiring and exploring.
    Large rest area with refuge and many boards and descriptions of the individual graves.

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    • April 1, 2018

  • Siegfried LG

    The Oldendorfer Totenstatt (approx. 1.5 kilometers from the town center) is one of the most interesting stone graves in the district of Lüneburg and a real attraction. You should definitely visit this attraction of the Lüneburg Heath.

    Here you will find sites from almost all prehistoric and prehistoric times in one place.

    The first site plan of the Oldendorfer Totenstatt with the associated numbering of the graves dates from the previous century and has been retained to this day. F. Laux, the excavator of the tomb, had created a connection based on the ceramic finds and the corresponding design of the large stone graves, which enabled him to recognize a chronological sequence. For this reason, the graves are listed chronologically.

    The burial mounds in and around the Totenstatt belong to the later Neolithic and Bronze Ages, but most have not (yet) been investigated. The same applies to 2 urn cemeteries from the pre-Roman Iron Age and the time of the migrations, as well as various sites from the older and middle Stone Age. Obviously, the Totenstatt site has always been a popular place to be.
    The finds that were found in the graves of the Totenstatt can be seen in the Archaeological Museum Oldendorf / Luhe (Amelinghausener Str. 16b). There you will also find the permanent position "Apartments for Eternity. 5700 Years Oldendorfer Totenstatt".

    Source:
    lueneburger-heide.de/natur/sehenswuerdigkeit/3888/mystische-oldendorfer-totenstatt.html
    oldendorf-luhe.de/dorfleben/ausflugsziel/totenstatt/index.html

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Dolle

    Very large stone burial ground with numerous display boards. Has been used for millennia! There is good seating and a shelter.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Jolanta

    Great tombs.
    Large rest area with a beautiful refuge and many display boards and descriptions of the individual graves.

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    • June 17, 2020

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Location: Amelinghausen, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

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