Boitin Steintanz

Boitin, Germany

The Boitin Steintanz ('Stone Dance') is a very special monument to mankind’s early history. There are altogether four stone circles in the forest near the village of Boitin in the vicinity of Bützow. Three of them lie close together, the fourth one at a distance of about 200 metres. Already long ago there were theories about the age and function of the arrangement. Today it is assumed that this is a calendar from the 12th century before Christ.

A saga gives a different interpretation of the stone circles: The legend has it that a frolicsome wedding party celebrated here long ago. The party bowled with bread and sausages until a ghost, appearing as an old man, asked the boisterous group to end the game. However, the wedding party did not do what they had been asked. They scorned the old man instead. So he turned the bride, the groom and the guests into stones. A shepherd, who happened to be nearby, was to be spared. But in spite of his promise, he looked back out of curiosity when fleeing and therefore was also transformed into stone together with his sheep and dog.

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Andreas Jarfe (2 years ago)
I'm anything but esoteric. But whoever visits this place will possibly perceive this very special atmosphere there. And no matter what the weather and season, it's always a nice walk through the forest and at the Steintanz. Anyone who goes there in spring will be greeted by a sea of ​​wood anemones and in autumn by a firework of colors from the old beeches. A different kind of power gathering.
Sandra Vongehr (2 years ago)
Very nice little hiking tour with reasonable paths and well-kept forest
Emiliano Leonardi (2 years ago)
Magnificent place! Magical to say the least and a very short but wonderful walk from the nearby town
Schwarzer Kater Miau Miau (3 years ago)
So nice there
Stefanie Lindner (3 years ago)
Very nice to go for a walk.
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