Located in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the southern part of the Lippe district, the Externsteine have enchanted the people living here and also visitors for thousands of years and serve as the basis for many myths, fairy tales and sagas. The connection to pagan rituals of the Germans is often a topic and on Walpurgis Night and the winter and summer solstices this rock formation becomes the focus of visitors from all over the world who are looking for or want to strengthen their spiritual experiences here.
The burial of people in dolmens is not unique to Europeans. Similar constructions can be found around the world, built or used from the Early Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The building types presented in this article come from the island of Jejudo, which lies between Korea and Japan and belongs to South Korea.
The dolmens shown can be viewed at Jeju Stone Park. A visit to this museum guarantees a well-documented journey into the past.
Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is the present name of a Neolithic passage grave on the River Boyne in County Meath, Ireland. The complex was built around 3150 BC. and is considered one of the most important megalithic complexes in the world. The complex has a diameter of 90 meters and in its center is the burial chamber, which can be reached through a narrow passage from the entrance.
Visiting Hiroshima during one of our longer trips to Japan moved us deeply. It is not possible to walk past the "Atomic Bomb Dome" of the former Chamber of Commerce and Industry building without shuddering inwardly. The shock wave of the nuclear explosion hit this dome almost vertically at a height of 600 meters, so that parts of its construction resisted.
The main island of the island state of Mauritius of the same name is considered one of the dream islands in the Indian Ocean. Together with Reunion, the neighboring French island, it belongs to the Mascarene Islands. The island is of volcanic origin and is located on the "African Plate". Lush flora and species-rich fauna invite you to extensive exploration tours and the turquoise-blue lagoons on the coast offer many opportunities for water sports.