Kleinenknetener Steine is a prehistoric site located in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Kleinenknetener Steine is a prehistoric site located in Lower Saxony, Germany. The site consists of a group of four standing stones, which are believed to date back to the Neolithic period, approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.
The standing stones are made of sandstone and range in height from approximately 1.5 to 2.5 meters. They are arranged in a rough square shape and are thought to have originally formed part of a larger ritual site. Archaeological excavations in the area have revealed evidence of prehistoric settlements, as well as numerous other prehistoric monuments, including burial mounds and other standing stones.
The purpose of the Kleinenknetener Steine is not entirely clear, but they are believed to have played a role in prehistoric religious and ritual practices. It has been suggested that they may have been used as markers of important locations or as a focal point for ceremonies and gatherings.
Today, the Kleinenknetener Steine are a popular tourist attraction and are protected as a cultural heritage site. Visitors can explore the site and learn more about the prehistoric people who erected these impressive standing stones.