might be because Denmark - except from
Bornholm - have no bedrock, I am
this fascinated by these big boulders. They
are literally from another time and
seems so indestructible - although quite
some have been blown to pieces.
I have had some great tours throughout
the summer-landscapes to track down the
known ones, and even finding new ones.
To sort them out, I have taken the
liberty to name those, I couldn't find a
previous name for. I have chosen to set
the line at three meters, else it seems
to be a Sisyphus task!
Some are left on the spot by the ice,
others have been found while
construction new buildings or in gravel
digs. Some have been shifted by ancient
Danes to form burial sights and tombs.
Common for all are, they was brought
here by the ice throughout several ice
ages. They are part of a distant
mountain, and many can be traced back to
a specific range up north. Some have
been piggy-backing throughout several
ice ages to reach their current
In prehistoric time, after the icecap
left Denmark 10.000 years ago, the
landscape was scattered with rocks,
boulders and alike. The first farmers
gathered some of the smaller rocks to
make way for their crops. Chieftains had
large boulders gathered for their tombs.
Later, the boulders got cracked to act
as building material and foundation for
castles and churches. The farming got
more intense, and most rocks and
boulders were cleared. Dynamite have
caused quite some mighty boulders their
lives, but the remaining are now listed.
However, I fail to find an actual list!
On these pages, I will bring the
information I have been able to gather,
some photos and hints to how to find
them. The latter is quite challenging
from time to time.
If you should find another boulder bigger than three metres, I will
e-mail! If you can add any
information or legends, I would love to
hear as well.
slide-show with all the boulders and
additional photos are found
is the biggest one; the
Damme Stenen. Weighing 1000 tons,
measuring 13,8 x 9,4 x 6,7 meter.
Danish colonies does have their share.
This is the Kunoy Boulder on the Faeroe
Islands. I just poked it a bit....