Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Jelling

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A symbol of religious change in Jutland, contains monuments of both pagan Nordic culture and the Viking conversion to Christianity in Scandinavia. Now a World Heritage Site, this historic setting is a great place for a walk or picnic. Start at the Jelling burial mounds, which are important to pagan culture. Continue on to the runic stones, which are also pagan but represent the shift to Christianity. End your tour at the simple white church, which stands where the first church in Jelling was. Make Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church a centerpiece of your Vejle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vejle trip planner .
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  • Royal Jelling, that stones are by Dolmen/Obelisk format, I thought. The format of the stones are smaller than expected. Very well edited, but where was the story? That is so beautifully explained in the Museum next to it. Free accessible and interactive, but now all in Danish. For us it was fine to a set with English (or Dutch) translation. Definitely worth the trip.
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  • When visiting Jelling must of course see Denmark birth certificate. I would recommend you see the two stones at the Church first, and then go to the Museum and get the explanation. Rather than omvent.
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  • This is the historic center of the danish VIKING gorm den gamle, harald blaatand and thyra the queen. The mounds, the stones and the prehistoric monuments are very exciting and definitely worth a visi...  more »
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