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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

Address: Vejle, Denmark
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Vejle
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural

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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Jelling is close to the village of Vejle, a small local train gets you here. It is worth making the effort because although small, this is the birthplace of Denmark and justifiably a World Heritage Site. First thing you notice are the two huge burial mounds, one with a Danish flag on top. The north one has a bronze age... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not to much to see here and quite little info on the place. Like : history Dislike : not to much to see

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are in Jutland and if you have any interest in Nordic history and the Viking age, the Jelling monuments are a must-see. Jelling was the home of the Danish king in the 900’s and the site holds two magnificent runic stones, two great mounds and the remains of a giant stone ship which once enclosed the original monuments.... More 

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