Grønsalen

Askeby, Denmark

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 The first historical reference to the site was in ca. 1186 when it was called Grónesund.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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Koen Zomers (9 months ago)
Just a very long stretched burrial. Signs explain that there are three burial chambers inside. They're not accessible to visit. Navigation led us to a dirt trail that was closed off with a big rock. There's place for one car to park there on the shoulder. Its a 5 minute walk from there to this place. The official entrance and parking for this place is around the corner. More parking places there and also a 5 minute walk. Free to visit.
Johny Bravo (3 years ago)
Grønsalen is Denmark’s largest long barrow and has been dated as Neolithic,approximately 3500 BC
Simon Lubbers (3 years ago)
Remote and quite boring. It's worth paying a short visit if you're around but don't bother driving a while for it
Sandrine Loilier (3 years ago)
Interesting because it is near to Fannefjord church and open all day long.
Asgerd Dünkel (3 years ago)
Fantastic piece of prehistory, large beautiful long dolmen
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