The Lübbensteine are a megalithic site located in the town of Helmstedt in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Lübbensteine consist of three standing stones, which were likely erected during the Neolithic period, around 3000 BCE. The stones are made of quartzite and are between 2.7 and 3.2 meters in height. They are arranged in a straight line, with the two smaller stones flanking the larger central stone.
There are several theories about the purpose of the Lübbensteine. One possibility is that they were used for astronomical observations or as part of a religious or ritual site. Others have suggested that they may have been used as markers or boundary stones.
Today, the Lübbensteine are a protected monument, and visitors can still see the stones in their original location in a field outside of Helmstedt. The site is easily accessible and can be visited at any time of the year.
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