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Address: Trelleborg Alle 4, Slagelse 4200, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 58 54 95 06
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Description: One of the places where the Viking Age can be experienced close at hand is...
One of the places where the Viking Age can be experienced close at hand is the Viking fortress of Trelleborg, near Slagelse in West Zealand. In an area of natural beauty, are the impressive remains one of the Vikings' great ring fortresses. Trelleborg was constructed around AD 980 by King Harald Bluetooth. Come close to the Vikings of 1000 years ago in the surroundings of the Tude valley. The museum at Trelleborg includes models, archaeological finds and reconstructions that give a vivid impression of Trelleborg's history, its inhabitants and the function of the fortress. Meet the Vikings and participate. Experience the lives of the Vikings close-up at the reconstructed village of Slaglose. During certain holiday periods, Trelleborg also offers visitors a wealth of activities, displays and events. Try the crafts and daily tasks of the Vikings yourself! You can bake a flat bread, forge a knife, fire a Viking longbow, cast jewellery or take part in warrior training. During the summer holidays and other holidays, you can meet the museum's Vikings, who can tell you about life during times of war and peace in the Viking Age. There are also special activities during the Easter holiday and autumn half-term in October at Trelleborg. Check the calendar on the Trelleborg website to see what activities are taking place and then plan your visit. Cafe Trelleborg serves cold drinks, freshly brewed coffee and tea with delicious cakes, and offers views of the attractive surroundings. Order a delicious meal in keeping with what was eaten in King Harald Bluetooth's time. Admission to the museum and fortress area is free during normal opening hours. An entrance fee is charged when the Viking Festival is held between 12 July and 20 July. The museum is closed from November 2014 until March 2015. Dogs are welcome, but should be kept on a lead and owners are requested to clean up after them.
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A look into Denmark's Viking past

This partially reconstructed Viking village in the western part of the island of Zealand about an hour west of Copenhagen via a fine freeway has a nice little museum full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This museum offers what few others around Europe can. I was in a group of eight ranging in ages from 5 to 35 and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to see the fortress and was pleasantly surprised with the museum and visitor centre. They were not very large, but the museum had a wealth of fascinating information. The reconstruction of one of the Viking houses was a great way understand what they would have looked like. The actual ring fortress and outlines of the houses was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This partially reconstructed Viking village in the western part of the island of Zealand about an hour west of Copenhagen via a fine freeway has a nice little museum full of artifacts discovered in this area of Viking settlements from the 10th century AD. There is a reconstructed Viking "longhouse" and markers show where an entire village was located, along... More 

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Moulton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed our visit. From the small museum, to the outdoor historical offerings, to the Viking Bones" for lunch---a very enjoyable time.m

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North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There were Viking artifacts in the museum, but it was small. It was neat to see the only preserved wooden shield in Denmark. We were surprised how thin it was. We had fun dressing up in the Viking apparel and taking photos. The chain mail was heavy! The actual fortress was disappointing. Not much to see except walking on the... More 

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Slagelse, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

A new (well, kind of...) type of archeolo-ethnographical museum, where the staff explores how the Vikings who constructed Trelleborg could have lived. The museum is not large, but is well organised, with some outdoor activitreis in the summer, and a reconstructed Viking longhouse. In mid-summer, ther eis a Viking fair on the weeknds, which is fun, wiht some special types... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wow, this place brings history alive. The first time I visited, I enjoyed the seeing the way the old settlement was laid out, the little buildings and the long-house that were built as they would have been built in the Viking age. This last time, I was happy to show these to my daughter and grandson. It was raining part... More 

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