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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

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Address: Gormsgade 23, Jelling, Vejle 7300, Denmark
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+45 41 20 63 31

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Normally not into culture

But we were close by so the kids and I went there an afternoon. Visited the museum which is a very good and interactive place, the kids enjoyed it. The surrounds the Stones/ ruins... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Koege, Denmark
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Koege, Denmark
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

But we were close by so the kids and I went there an afternoon. Visited the museum which is a very good and interactive place, the kids enjoyed it. The surrounds the Stones/ ruins was fun to see and talk about. A big effort has been done to keep it nice and clean so it is a good experience.

Thank Michael4715
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You feel the depth of history in this place. Combined with the museum right next to the ancient monuments, it's easy to appreciate the events and people who shaped the early Danish nation.

Thank Thomas H
Give, Danmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Birth of Norway & Denmark took place here! A must! The Viking Museum is superb in its simplicity. The story todl at this plase is a must if you want to learn about he Vikings and the development of the Twin Countries Norway & Denmark.

Thank Harald O
Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

These stones are very important for the history of Denmark. Make sure to visit he free museum which explains the history of this place.

Thank ananio
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Something to see and to do for all ages. Kids had fun rolling down the mound and dressing up as vikings in the museum and the adults had a fascinating history lesson. The museum, or experince centre as it is officially called, is very modern and has all kinds of interactive displays on viking history and folklore. You can even... More 

Thank Kukka75
Billund, Denmark
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Check out the Jelling Mounds, Runic stones in the churchyard and free Viking museum across the street. Once a year in summer months there is also a Viking festival.

Thank Augustsunflower
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here after a day of exploring Aarhus and I'm so glad we did. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the signage does a great job of telling the site's history. The museum was closed when we arrived but there was plenty to see without it. I highly recommend this site for anyone interested in Danish... More 

Thank Olson13
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Runic Stones outside the church are called Denmark's 'birth certificate' as it is the first example of when the country was called 'Danmark'. While the stones themselves may not be very impressive to foreigners, the museum (free entry) is very interesting to anyone with an interest in vikings and how Christianity came to be the prevalent religion in Denmark.... More 

Thank Ulrikb_123
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited Jelling on a cruise ship tour from Fredericia. The museum is excellent; very interactive and kid-friendly. Anyone with Danish heritage and/or interested in Viking history will not be disappointed. The church was being used when our bus arrived, so after visiting the museum we walked around the town a little bit. Not a lot to see, but it was... More 

Thank Patrick W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the best Museums I Ortho kids have been to. Completely interactive, sensibly laid out, interesting and designed in a cool Danish way. As a bonus the museum has everything in English as well as Danish ( not always the case in Scandinavia). You will spend longer here than expected but a must for a visit... More 

Thank Simon W

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