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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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Great museum worth the side trip!

The museum really makes this a site worth visiting on your way from or to Aarhus, or even Legoland. Jelling is a site full of history and the new interactive displays in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The museum really makes this a site worth visiting on your way from or to Aarhus, or even Legoland. Jelling is a site full of history and the new interactive displays in the museum really helps bring this to life. The burial mounds and rune stones seem to get top billing, but as others have said, the museum really lets... More 

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Koege, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's more than 40 years since I was here last time. And what a wanderfull upgrading of this unique Danish historic monument. Well arranged and with an excellent museeum telling the vikings story from the babaric to converted Christians and the start of the danish Monachy.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you are interested in Danish history and particularly the part including Vikings, you should visit Jelling and see the stone with runes. It is a magnificent sight and strikes you with awe of the craftmanship used in making the runes. After having visited - or before - you can visit Legoland in Billund - home of the LEGO brick... More 

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We where two adults and two children aged 6 & 8. And we visited the church and the museum, just across the road. The museum is really good and filled with informative interactive displayes. The church ground and the runic stones are also good to see. Start with the museum to get the background info. And then go to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This museum is a definite must see when you get to Jelling. Modern technology makes the history of the Vikings and their kings come alive. It is easy to either just browse through and you can also get very involved. It is possible to listen to many great stories. Totally enjoyable. And don't miss the binoculars on the rooftop. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

First time we were there eight years ago. Royal mounds, some runic stones, small church. We knew it was an important place in the history of Denmark but nothing more. It was quiet and empty place. A kind of 'cradle of statehood' and nothing more. Now, by dint of the museum we could meet very interesting piece of history of... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very interesting historic sight, beautiful too. You can climb atop the burial mounds for a nice scenery. Also the church is worth a visit. Do visit the excellent museum next to the site: it is free and explains about the meaning and importance of Jelling and the Viking era.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We came here as it wasn't far off the route we were taking to Legoland and our guide book mentioned it as a kind of spiritual place for Danes who will visit at least once in their lifetime. Here you have 2 huge burial mounds, the small whitewashed Jelling Church, historic rune stones from the early 900s and the footprint... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A very interesting and peaceful place. A place full of history. A very nice place to take a walk. Need to visit it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best thought out and designed historical museums we've been too and it fully engaged the kids even though Viking and Danish history have tangental personal meaning to them as Americans. We had a great and detailed family conversation about the impact of the vikings on the drive back back to Copenhagen which really shows the impact it... More 

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