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Royal Jelling

Gormsgade 23, Jelling, Vejle 7300, Denmark
+45 41 20 63 31
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Very interesting, and it's for free

This museum gives you the history of the Viking kings from Denmark. The experience has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Gandi H
This is a must see place.

The stone in Jelling is part of the Danish history and as such you should go and visit and learn... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Ole M
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Jelling is one of Denmark's most important historical sites. In 1994, the monuments were included on UNESCOs list of historical monuments that are particularly worthy of preservation, the World Heritage List (thus joining, for example, Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China). Two huge mounds and two large rune stones, with a whitewashed church midway between them - what links these impressive monuments from the past? The permanent exhibition centre, Royal Jelling, is closed but will reopen in the summer of 2015, including a roof terrace from which you can view the area with the two rune stones, the ship setting and palisade. The exhibition covers a number of the mysteries associated with Jelling. Was it King Gorm the Old that archaeologists found beneath the floor of Jelling Church? Was he really first buried in the northern mound in accordance with pagan custom? And why does the largest rune stone depict both the Midgard serpent and Christ on the cross? Who lies buried in the world's largest ship setting? The exhibition also shows how the finds at Jelling have expanded our knowledge of Denmark's Viking heritage and how the story of Thyra has become a saga of almost mythical proportions. Jelling con¬tains much of what can be regarded as Denmark's national identity. Admission to the exhibition is free, although there is a charge for guided tours on various themes.
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Gormsgade 23, Jelling, Vejle 7300, Denmark
+45 41 20 63 31

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This museum gives you the history of the Viking kings from Denmark. The experience has a lot of interactive displays with sound, light etc.

Thank Gandi H
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The stone in Jelling is part of the Danish history and as such you should go and visit and learn about Denmark for that time. The museum next to the stone are very interesting and interactive. On top of the museum it is possible to...More

Thank Ole M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you're interested in the history of Denmark, just a little is enough, then this is an absolutely must to do. Except from the original rune stones (the "certificates" of birth and baptism of Denmark) there's a great, interactive and exciting exhibition in the museum....More

Thank Gaytemanager
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It's great for everyone, old and young alike. It's for free and it's designed wonderfully. Very informative and interesting with many interactive displays. We visited it after we saw the stounes, mound and the church and it was a great addition to the visit. Also,...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an excellent museum. Although it does not have much by the way of objects inside, it is mostly graphical and interactive, it nevertheless does an excellent job explaining the fascinating Viking history of the site and it's significance for the establishment of christianity...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I literally could have stayed here the entire day. We closed the place down after staying 3+ hours and if they had let me, I would have stayed there all night checking out every single exhibit. This was the most impressive small museum I've ever...More

Thank db70disco
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and highly educational place. Loved it. Free admission, and great building.

Thank Nichola W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A very interesting and interactive museum. Worth a visit for both young and old. Fascinating and significant insight into the birth of the danish history and Christianity. Free entrance.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you are interested in Danish history you have to go to Jelling and have a look at the Rune stones. The stones play a significant role in Danish history and while there and exploring the sight you feel the importance of this place. The...More

Thank olchju
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Visit both church, museum and the site - you'll experience 1000 years of history. The museum can be visited for free.

Thank BrittaDKGive_Denmark
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Anna G
30 November 2016|
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Response from Cinda W | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed in Vejle and took a bus to Jelling. It was a nice ride, a little further than we expected, so just ask the driver to let you know when to exit. Return trip was easy, too, but at Jelling stops, buses are not... More
Kent W
7 March 2016|
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Response from Jacek P | Reviewed this property |
Exactly, just like Petra written :)