The Hamborggård Rock, Bække

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Hamborggårdvej

6622 Bække

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The Hamborggård Rock is located north of Bække close to the Ancient Road. It is a so-called glacial erratic, a rock which was carried to this roadside location from the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea by Ice Age glaciers – that’s if you don’t believe the legend in which Danish Viking King Harald Bluetooth left the stone by the wayside when he rushed to the town of Jelling in an attempt to quash a revolt against his rule headed by his son, Sweyn Forkbeard.

The stone is of porphyritic granite and measures approx 4.5 x 4.5 m and is approximately 3 meters in height. The shape is irregular with many crevices and frost bursts at the top and sides. The weight is estimated at 50 tons. The large stone sits next to two smaller stones of the same material.

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Cycling route The Ancient Road Hærvejen 0 km

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Hamborggårdvej

6622 Bække

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