Porskær Stenhus

Photo: Destination Djursland

Porskær Stenhus Agri

Photo: Destination Djursland

Porskær Stenhus Agri

Photo: Destination Djursland

Porskær Stenhus Agri

Largest Stonehenges in Denmark

The Stonehenge Porskær Stenhus is said to be aligned with the rising sun of the summer Equinox and many other stone circles are believed to have been constructed in similar ways. True or not, the fact is that at Spring Equinox you will see the sunrise above the hills if you look out through the entrance to the Poskær burial chamber.
Denmark has a large number of Dolmens (Cromlech), Stone circles and other Megalithic sites. Today 2500 Dolmens remains from an estimated number of 25.000. Poskær Stenhus is from around 3.300 BC and is the largest round barrow in Denmark. The circle of the 23 giant 5 tons heavy stones is 20 meter in diameter. As you can see when you look around one stone is missing. This no 24 stone was removed by a stone cutter in the 1890s who had bought it all to cut it into pieces.
Fortunately, the local parish executive officer found out and stopped him.

The large cap-stone weighs around 12 tons. It is believed that all the stones have been transported from the beach of Knebel bay 2 km west of the place. The cap-stone is a twin stone. The other part of it which is 19 tons has been used for another dolmen 2 km from Poskær. The area east of Poskær is the very beautiful Mols Bjerge which is one of the candidates for a coming Danish National park. It became Danish National Park in 2007.


Hotels nearby of Porskær Stenhus

  • Kaløvig Badehotel

    9.77 km

    Kaløvig Badehotel is a small, cozy hotel located just 14 kilometers from the center of Aarhus, right on the shores of Aarhus Bay in Aarhus North. The intimate ambiance, the homely feel, and the soothing sound of the waves from Aarhus Bay together create a truly unique atmosphere that is hard to find elsewhere.

    Read more : Kaløvig Badehotel
  • Hotel Oasia Aarhus

    19.48 km

    City Hotel Oasia is the only designer hotel in Aarhus. The decor emphasises elegant and discreet luxury, clean lines and Nordic design. Designer furniture and hard-wooden flooring highlight the style. This wonderful oasis is situated close to Aarhus Central Station, ARoS and The Old Town. Only breakfast restaurant.
    Read more : Hotel Oasia Aarhus
  • Montra Hotel Sabro Kro

    29.48 km

    This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of Sabro close to the city of smiles, Aarhus. With the E45 close by, there is easy and fast transport to a wealth of options. Here you will find room for attention, presence and wonderful experiences. There is always a good reason to visit Montra Hotel Sabro Kro.

    Read more : Montra Hotel Sabro Kro
  • Hotel Gjerrild Kro

    37.92 km

    As the inn is situated most easterly in Jutland, Gjerrild Kro is the perfect place to stay if you wish to visit Djursland. There are namely only 10 minutes to Grenå and 45 minutes to Randers Tropical Zoo and Aarhus. These attractions speak for themselves. However, the scenery must and should be experienced.
    Read more : Hotel Gjerrild Kro
  • Hotel Randers

    39 km

    Hotel Randers is one of Denmark’s oldest hotels. For more than 160 years the hotel has been an oasis with room for pleasure, peace and absorption.  The hotel was built in 1856, however in the autumn of 2016 it was reopened after being completely refurbished. You can sense the presence of history at the beautiful hotel.

    Read more : Hotel Randers
  • Hotel Skanderborghus

    40.84 km

    Skanderborghus, which is situated in the deer park Dyrehaven at the shore of the lake, is indeed a gem near lake and wood. The hotel is situated close to the cosy centre of Skanderborg with fine shopping possibilities, and in the surroundings there are fine possibilities of sailing, golfing and playing tennis.
    Read more : Hotel Skanderborghus
  • Nørre Vissing Kro

    41.05 km

    The royally licensed inn Nørre Vissing Kro, dating back to 1801, is situated close to hills, woods and lakes. The inn is famous for its creative and uncom-promising cuisine with a restaurant, filled with an incredible atmosphere, and an excellent wine cellar. 25 min. to both Aarhus and Silkeborg.
    Read more : Nørre Vissing Kro
  • Låsby Kro

    42.6 km

    You will find Låsby Inn in the middle of Jutland in the beautiful and hilly nature between Silkeborg and Aarhus. There is a cozy atmosphere and the inn is furnished with all that classifies a typical inn. It's like being in another time wrap.

    Read more : Låsby Kro
  • Kongensbro Kro

    51.66 km

    Kongensbro Kro is located between Aarhus and Viborg. In the old times it was known as a bargeman’s inn, but today it is a modern inn with up-to-date rooms with a view of the inn’s garden and the Gudenå. The inn’s patent of nobility is good food, from homemade rissoles to the French cuisine.

    Read more : Kongensbro Kro
  • Purhus Kro

    52.41 km

    Purhus Kro is a cosy and family-friendly old Danish roadside inn. The setting of the inn is scenic, peaceful and quite. All the same, you are not far away from all the attractions in the area. In the inn there is a lovely unpretentious atmosphere, where indeed the main thing is the wellbeing of the guests.

    Read more : Purhus Kro