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Megalithic grave Harhoog in Keitum, Sylt, Germany.jpg
Harhoog (Schleswig-Holstein)
Red pog.svg
Coordinates 54 ° 53 '26.5 "  N , 8 ° 22' 57.2"  E Coordinates: 54 ° 53 '26.5 "  N , 8 ° 22' 57.2"  E
place Keitum , Schleswig-Holstein , Germany
Emergence 3500 and 2800 BC Chr.
Sprockhoff no. 5
Scheme: Harhoog corresponds to the illustration on the left

The Harhoog megalithic complex in Keitum on Sylt has a rectangular barren bed in an east-west direction with an "extended dolmen " or rectangular dolmen , as a parallel or lengthwise berth with a half-high entry stone as an entrance . It is on the edge of the tidal flats , but it is no longer at its original location.

It was originally located in the hill called "Weenk" east of the forest between Keitum and Tinnum . It was exposed for the first time during the exploitation of a large sand pit for the construction of the Hindenburg dam in 1925 and after further sand extraction for the construction of the Nossekoog dike in 1936 it was scientifically examined. The stone chamber of the giant bed had to be relocated in June 1954 because the area for the expansion of Sylt airport was being demolished.

It consists of a burial chamber with a rectangular border, a so-called long bed , and was built in the Stone Age around 3000 BC. Chr. By members of the Funnel Beaker Culture established (TBK). In Ernst Sprockhoff's “Atlas of Germany's Megalithic Tombs” the long bed is listed as “Sprockhoff 5”.

The Tipkenhoog is located in the immediate vicinity of the Harhoog .

Harhoog as seen from Tipkenhoog


  • Ernst Sprockhoff : Atlas of the megalithic tombs of Germany - Schleswig-Holstein. Rudolf Habelt Verlag, Bonn 1966, p. 2.

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