Spring cleaning at the megalithic tombs – dressing up for European megalithic route
20 volunteer archaeological monument keepers recently got together under the guidance of Dr. Barbara Fritsch from the State Office for Archaeology and Monument Preservation to clear some of the megalithic tombs of wild growth and thus make them easily visible to locals and guests. Another part of the graves is maintained by the ABS Drömling.
In the future, the historic square mile as the largest closed burial area in Central Europe and as an archaeological cultural monument is also to be marketed to tourists throughout Europe. For this reason, the town of Haldensleben has now applied for membership of the Megalithic Routes Association following a unanimous decision by the town council. The “European Route of Megalithic Culture” is part of the European cultural routes and recognized as a cultural route of the Council of Europe.
The best preserved of about 18 – 20 of a total of about 80 megalithic tombs are now to be newly signposted, as well as the information boards renewed and a new advertising flyer created.