Dammestenen, or the Lady’s Stone as it is known locally, is probably the largest boulder in Denmark, weighing roughly 1,000 tonnes with a circumference of 46 metres. The boulder was probably brought here around the time of the last Ice Age, c. 15,000 years ago. Dammestenen is a granite boulder with glacial striae carved by stones cutting through the surface as they were dragged by the ice.
Legend has it that a giantess was standing on Langeland, from where she caught sight of Svindinge Church’s steeple. She wanted to see if she could hit the steeple with a stone and saw Dammestenen lying nearby. She picked up the boulder and threw it at the steeple but missed. Dammestenen landed in Hesselager Mark where it lies to this day.