2. Døeshøjene mounds in Holstebro

The Døeshøjene are part of a long cluster of mounds named the ‘Oldtidsvejen’, which forms a corridor stretching from the North Sea to Viborg, a distance of nearly 110 kilometres. Today the cluster of mounds consists of some 560 protected grave mounds and some 1300 ploughed-over mounds. Most of the mounds were constructed during the late Bronze Age (1700–1100 BC). The mounds along the Oldtidsvejen form one of the most prominent landscape elements in Denmark. The landscape of the mound people had thousands of mounds, and this is still clearly in evidence by the Døeshøjene. At the mounds you are standing in the borderland between the living and the dead.