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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

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Address: Vejle, Denmark

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Having seen a reference to this place we decided to make a sidestep from our normal route. We didn't know the exact location but as soon as we found out the place was called... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Horsens, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The birthplace of Danish Christianity is appropriately serene, surrounded by verdant meadows and well-maintained graves. The road signs to get here were not clear, which is surprising because of its importance. A new museum is being built, hope it does not bring in a rowdy crowd. We came on a Saturday afternoon when the weather was a little cool and... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It is hard to imagine that the drawings/writings on these stones are over 1000 years old. Or even the size of these stones. So glad they are now protected behind glass. We didn't visit the church but did climb to the top of the mound. What a view!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having seen a reference to this place we decided to make a sidestep from our normal route. We didn't know the exact location but as soon as we found out the place was called Jelling and not Vejle we couldn't mis. First impression was a beautiful church, lit by the sun, against a dark cloudy sky. Then we saw the... More 

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Albany, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The jelling Mounds are a beautiful and historic site it is a huge burial site and where the Runic stones showing where the vikings professed Christianity. Definitely nice for a picnic and good afternoon trip.

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you have a sense for history this place is great. Its in the center of pleasant smalltown Jelling, and houses viking remains (burial grounds/mounds) and a quite good museum (opens summer '15). The "Jelling-Stone" wich describes the entry of christianity into Denmark is the main attraction.

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Vejle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The stones are part of the Danish history well worth a visit however the Museum was not open which was a pity.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Given that Jelling has recently been given World Heritage site status, it was very disappointing that Christ's image had been worn away on the runic stone. It is now protected by glass.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

first time that Danmark was written down anywhere known to historians. Plus the church is likely as old as the stones...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Although it seems a small setting it is a very importance piece in Danish history. Even though we visited the site in the evening, the church was still open and worth a visit. we took our time wondering around the site and the rune stones are impressive. It is understandable that they are behind glass so they can be protected... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Interesting and well worth a visit. Besides the historical site there are some nice cafés and a cool play area for kids nearby

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Address: Address: Vejle, Denmark
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Jutland  >  South Jutland  >  Vejle

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