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A historical journey through Denmark

Denmark is a country with an exciting history. In this country the vikings inhabited the country during the age of the vikings and have in many different ways made a printing on the country and the people living there. For those who are interested in history there are many places to visit in Denmark.

If you want to get a feeling of how the vikings lived, there are places to go both on Jylland, Sjaelland and Fyn. On Sjaelland you will find the Natonal museum in Copenhagen with plenty to see. You can also go to Roskilde where there is a great museum with ancient ships from the vikings. Here you also find the Land of Legends; Lejre, where you have the opportunity to see how the vikings used to live.

At Fyn, you can go to a 20 m long ship, ones used by the vikings, which is preserved in a glass case together with jewellery and weapons. This is called Ladbyskibet and is found south of Kerteminde.

If you at Jylland and touristing you have also here many opportunities to experience long lost times. Here can you for example visit Lindholm Höje; this is an impressing burial setting from the vikings with over 700 graves. This is situated nearby Aalborg. Also this is a “have to” if you’re interested in history.

King Harald Bluetooth was the one who introduced Christianity to Denmark and there are many monuments, runestones and churces that where built as a memory of him. He was a very powerful King of the vikings and lived in the 1000th century. He was also creating a unified Denmark. At Jelling, on Jylland, you find two runestones that were set up at the same time as King Harald Bluetooth introduced Christianity to Denmark. Those stand outside one of the oldest churches of Denmark. In Jelling you can also find more burial mounds – the church is situated right between tho large burial mounds from the era of the vikings.

Another important historical place on Jylland is Ribe. This is the oldest village of Denmark and its medieval centre is very well preserved. Here you certainly can imagine how the world was looking way back in time. By wandering down the streets and watching the typical houses you will go straight to a time, hundreds of years ago. In Ribe, you also find Ribe’s Vikings, which shows you ho the trading worked during the viking era and how the vikings were living.

If you’re travelling to Denmark to have a historical holiday, you won´t be disappointed. Here’s something for everyone and you will get yourself a great deal of historical experiences.