Ale's Stones

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 19:43

Ales stenar (English "Ale's Stones") is a so-called stone ship near the town of Kåseberga in the Swedish municipality of Ystad. At 67 meters long and 19 meters wide, this construction is one of the largest preserved ship settings in Scandinavia.
59 sandstones up to 3 meters high were placed here in the shape of a ship on a hill about 37 meters high around the 6th century AD. An urn containing fragments of burned human bones and charcoal was found in the complex.

At sunset there are beautiful photo motifs and the impressive scenery with its special moments, when the sun moves through the menhirs and finally disappears on the horizon, makes you think of Vikings and the Nordic world of legends.

The screeching of the crows, which take a last rest in the nearby trees before flying back to their nests, reinforces these thoughts and almost automatically one is reminded of Huginn and Muninn, Odin's ravens from Norse mythology.

Continent or ocean


Picture 1: Ale's Stones in daylight


Picture 2: Ale's Stones in the twilight


Picture 3: Sunset over Ale's Stones


Picture 4: Odins Raven Huginn and Muninn and Blue Hour in Kåseberga


Picture 5: Kåseberga


Picture 6: Ale's Stones with shadows



Videos: Sunset over Ale's Stones