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The Haervej - Hærvejen - Der Heerweg

http://www.haervej.dk, english and german too
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 170.256 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview:  The History of the Haervej
Before cars and trains were invented, the main road through Jutland ran along the backbone of Denmark and ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. haervejen.dk

Information about/om/über:
Accomodation - hostels Haervej - by bicycle - by foot - pilgrimage - on a horseback - by car

Overnatning - herberger langs Hærvejen - cykling - vandring -pilgrim - ridning - i bil

Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten - Herbergen - mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs - zu Fuss - auf Pilgertur - auf dem Pferderücken - mit dem Auto

2. New guide about the Haervej - Hærvejsguide - Heerweg Reisefûrer

English guide including three maps
Koeb den hos turistbureauerne langs Haervejen og boghandlere.
Reiseführer,inklusive drei Karten

3. Kliplev Church - Kliplev Kirke

In the late Middle Ages, Kiplev Kirke was one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Jutland, as the church held the so-called Saint Helper crucifix. Saint Helper, a crucifix depicting Christ, was considered a saint of his own in those days. In order to be able to receive all the pilgrims, the church was reconstructed. The present church is... More

4. Hovslund spring - Helenes Kilde

This Hovslund spring has been reputed for its healing powers since the days of King Valdemar Sejr. It is named Helenes Kilde after a Swedish princess. Legend has it that she could cure people by laying her hands on them. The princess once accompanied King Valdemar on a journey along Oksevejen. When he sprained his foot, she led him to the spring... More

5. Legally protected Hærvej tracks - fredede Hærvejsspor

On the southern outskirts of Vojens, you can see a small heather clad stretch of the original Hærvejen which is now legally protected.
I den sydlige udkant af Vojens er bevaret en lille rest af Haervejens mange tidligere vejforgreninger. Her har man fredet et lille lyngdaekket areal med de gamle vejspor.

6. Viking community - Jels Vikingeby

At Jels Nedersoe, you will find a small Viking community, including a pit house and two longhouses. The houses are reconstructions of a Viking farm from the 10th century found at Hammelev Nørremark in Southern Jutland. The Viking community has been established by volunteers, and today, it is run by the Viking organization of Iarlsae (an old word... More

7. Picturesque water mill - Knagmøllen

One of the along Haervejen. Its name is believed to derive from the old word “knoger” (bones), as in 1830-1856, the mill was a bone-grinding mill, i.e. a stamping mill crushing the bones of dead animals which were then fed to pigs and chickens.
Knagmoellen er en af Haervejens pittoreske vandmoeller. Navnet menes at komme af det gamle ord ”knoger”... More

8. Iron Age Setting - Vingsted Historiske Værksted

Iron Age setting featuring a number of reconstructed Iron Age farms, including workshops. A popular excursion spot for schools and other groups. Every summer, there is an Iron Age family camp here.
Jernaldermiljoeet bestaar bl.a. af en raekke rekonstruerede jernaldergaarde med tilhoerende vaerkstedshuse. Aktiviteterne benyttes primaert af skoler... More

9. Jelling Monuments - Jelling Monumenterne

Jelling boasts Europe’s most outstanding Viking Age monuments: Denmark’s two highest burial mounds and two runic stones carrying the oldest inscription that mentions the country of Denmark. Gorm den Gamle (Gorm the Old) is buried here, and the monuments also mark the transition from paganism to Christianity which took place during the rule of... More

10. Harresø Kro is a chartered inn

Harresoe Kro is a chartered inn, i.e. an inn enjoying special privileges. It is also one of Haervejen’s oldest inns (1609). Experience the old travellers’ stable, or sit at the famous hymn writer Grundtvig’s regular table.
Den kgl. privilegerede kro er en af Danmarks aeldste haervejskroer (1609). Oplev den gamle rejsestald eller Grundtvigs... More

11. The origin of Gudenåen and Skjern Å - Gudenåens udspring

Gudenaaen and Skjern Aa are two of Denmark’s greatest streams. They originate in the same valley a few hundred metres apart. Skjern Aa runs west and becomes Denmark’s greatest stream measured by the volume of water before it flows into Ringkoebing Fjord. Gudenaaen originates in an area with many springs from which it runs east for a while and then... More

12. Klosterlund and Bølling Sø

In the southern part of Stenholt Skov, the hiking route passes by Klosterlund Museum, which features finds from the oldest settlements in Jutland. Further to the south, you will find the lake of Boelling Soe, which was re-established following drainage in 2005.
I den sydlige del af Stenholt Skov gaar vandreruten forbi Klosterlund Museum. Her kan... More

13. Kong Knaps Dige

At Haller Aa west of Voer, there is a peaceful ford (hiking route). Under an overgrown bridge, you will find a 19th century culvert, and along the stream, there is a 200 m long Iron Age rampart by the name of “Kong Knaps Dige”.
Ved Haller Ss vest for Voer ligger et fredeligt vadested (vandreruten). Under en tilgroet bro er en stenkiste fra 1800... More

14. Five times Hald - De Fem Hald`er

Both routes pass by Hald Hovedgaard and Niels Bugges Kro. At Hald Hovedgaard, you will find the remains of past manor houses. In the barn by the nature school, there is an exhibition concerning nature in the area and the ice sheet that has shaped the landscape.
Begge ruterne gaar forbi Hald Hovedgaard og Niels Bugges Kro. Ved Hald Hovedgaard kan... More

Viborg Domkirke - The symbol of Viborg. The construction of the original Romanesque cathedral began around 1130, and the present cathedral is the outcome of reconstruction work carried out in 1864-76. Joakim Skovgaard painted his frescoes in 1901-1906.
Viborg Domkirke - er byens vartegn. Den oprindelige romanske katedral er påbegyndt omkring 1130.... More