Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Learn where the Bluetooth technology got its name and explore the Home of the Viking Kings at the visitor centre Kongernes Jelling. The visitor centre offers a unique and modern digital sensory experience for all ages. After visiting Kongernes Jelling, you can experience “history by foot” in the large monument area. The monument area is always open to the public, and can be visited on your own – there are signs and leaflets provided on site. Take your time to discover the large area. Free admission in both visitor centre and monument area.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tessall4
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
What an amazing woman Karin is. She works in the visitor centre and obviously loves her work. Her English is amazing, she explained with great enthusiasm the interactive nature of the centre and encouraged us to enjoy the experience.
Written September 18, 2021
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Josh Formentera
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
Jul 2020
Finally visited the place in July 2020 and its a UNESCO Heritage landmark in Jelling, Vejle Denmark. Very interesting to know how Denmark was born more than 1000 years ago. Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone. As I lived in Denmark, I'm glad I have visited the place and learned the history behind it. I like the place because it a piece of interesting history about the Denmark. Amazing how the stone preserved until now which commemorating the introduction of Christianity, and the emergence of the church representing Christian predominance. A must place to visit in Denmark.
Written September 13, 2020
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Chris Mayfield
Odense, Denmark215 contributions
May 2020
Fantastic place to visit and it's free! The burial mounds are just just hills at this point, but the visitor center details the story of the excavation and how the burial chambers were engineered. The rune stones are exemplary, considering they are over 1,000 years old. The writing on the stones mark the first time that the word Denmark was used, and also the conversion to Christianity. Both new to me. The visitor's center has a fantastic interactive display that makes it a must see place. The Church marks the burial spot of Gorm the Old with a silver marker in the floor.
Written May 31, 2020
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FamilyTraveller
Peterborough447 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We visited here as part of a weekend trip to the Lego House. We always try to visit UNESCO world heritage sites if they are close and are glad we went here. As well as the mounds/stones/church etc, there is a great visitor centre where we spend a couple of hours. There is plenty to keep children interested, with interactive exhibits. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made our visit extra special. We decided to get a taxi from Billund airport rather than taking much longer by bus/train - it cost less than 500 kr.
Written February 21, 2020
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OMB504
Bingley, UK21 contributions
Aug 2019
i've been three times to the stones in Jelling, was teased the first time because I didn't touch the stones. This last time they beyond my reach having been enclosed in large display units. Still a clear view! A climb to the top of each mound is worth the effort to get a view of the whole site plus the superb care taken of the graveyard.
Written December 31, 2019
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Lewis Y
6 contributions
Sep 2019
We caught a train to Jelling from Copenhagen, and this was easy, but not cheap.The site is within walking distance of the station. The stones themselves are encased in perspex for protection, but you're still able to be close.There's a small but excellent museum nearby the stones.The church beside the stones is beautiful but simple inside. There are also burial mounds that visitors can climb, and a representation of ancient buildings that were once on site. There are cafes in the township for meals. I highly recommend a visit.
Written December 10, 2019
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TueJade B
Vejle, Denmark84 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
One of the the places we would show when we have friends coming over for visit. There is also a museum and the entrance is free. Definitely a must-see when in Jutland.
Written November 5, 2019
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G D
11 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
About an hour drive from Aarhus, this is a great way to spend an afternoon feeling a real sense of place, with rune stones (carved memorials) burial mounds, remnants of a palisade and a sense of the conversion to Christianity. The museum is interesting and well designed, using high tech interactive exhibits to tell the Viking story, and gives a real sense of context to the historical site.
Written November 1, 2019
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Sorenbjarne
Queretaro, Mexico49 contributions
Oct 2019
It is fantastic to see this stone and know it was crafted so many Years ago. The church is beuatifull and simpel. The Danish minimalistic style started here.
To imagine the big fence in oak all around the place is amazing.
Great place to visit.
Written October 20, 2019
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Dimitrios I
The Hague, The Netherlands117 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The village, central church and landscape of Jelling is amazing! The Jelling stone of Harold Blue Tooth is very impressive!

Very peaceful place, and amazing sceneries!
Written October 18, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM