Grønsalen or Grønjægers Høj is about 100 metres long and 10 metres wide, which makes it Denmark's largest long barrow and is widely recognised as one of Europe's outstanding ancient monuments. The barrow, rising over a metre above the surrounding area, is encircled by 134 large stones. The grave, at the centre, is covered with earth and contains three burial chambers, two of which are open. It is not known when they were first opened or what was found inside. The long barrow was examined in 1810 by Bishop Münter and was protected by law after that. On the basis of its shape, the barrow has been dated as Neolithic, approximately 3500 BC. The first historical reference to the site was in ca. 1186 when it was called Grónesund.

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Lammehavevej 6, Askeby, Denmark
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Founded: 3500 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Denmark
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Denmark)

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Asgerd Dünkel (5 months ago)
Fantastic piece of prehistory, large beautiful long dolmen
Lone Østergaard (13 months ago)
Well signposted, nice experience.
Steffen Lindvig (14 months ago)
Greencourt is a well preserved longbarrow from 3500 B.C.
Vít Kotačka (2 years ago)
It's a really long barrow - around 100 meters. It's quite hidden under vegetation, so you can't fully appreciate it's monumentality. You can't go inside - there are just three shallow burial ditches, the last one covered by the big white stone. It's not a must-see, but if you go around, it's a pleasant 10-minutes break.
Agnieszka S (3 years ago)
Jak przed kilku tysięcy lat ładnie zachowany.
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