Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Vejle

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Monument
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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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  • The Museum is easy to find with ample parking on the outskirts of town. If you’re using Google maps to get there, pinpoint the car park rather than the museum as there isn’t anywhere to park outside.....  more
    The Museum is easy to find with ample parking on the outskirts of town. If you’re using Google maps to get there, pinpoint the car park rather than the museum as there isn’t anywhere to park outside.....  more »
  • Free to enter. Rooftop virtual binoculars were great. The museum is very interactive and the whole family enjoyed it. 
    Free to enter. Rooftop virtual binoculars were great. The museum is very interactive and the whole family enjoyed it.  more »
  • UNESCO site consisting of museum, burial mounds, church, rune stones, and recreated outline of ship and perimeter wall. Definitely get the story from a local or one of the museum staff. I'm not sure.....  more
    UNESCO site consisting of museum, burial mounds, church, rune stones, and recreated outline of ship and perimeter wall. Definitely get the story from a local or one of the museum staff. I'm not sure.....  more »
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  • Lovely spot in the heart of Jutland. Free admission, exciting museum which really dives into the Danish royal history, in particular. Lovely little town which offers a nice Inn or free outside seating, where you can have lunch, coffee or just a break.
  • Amazing reconstruction of the old viking wall. They add a white structure all around the city to show where it was before. They also reproduce an old painted stone that you can see all the beautiful color of it.
  • Unusual but interesting viking history museum in a nice green environment. There are not many original items on exhibition, but the animated history, voiced stories and interactive elements make up for it. It is good to reserve a couple of, or more, hours to be able to peacefully read and listen to everything. The staff was super welcoming and friendly. Wheelchair friendly! My friends and I had a wonderful time in there and then walking up on the mounds and following the markings of the palisade.
  • An absolute highlight of our trip, and well worth the visit. The stones themselves, and the mounds around them, are rich with history, and are fascinating to observe and learn about. Walking along the promenade on a nice day is also a lovely and relaxing experience. The historic site is accompanied by an award-winning interactive museum, which is FREE to enter. I can hardly believe such a great museum and historical site is all free entry. Don’t miss the rooftop terrace, with interactive binoculars that show what the area looked like through the ages.
  • Wonderful little town. Friendly people. Museum is excellent. Great tech. It's also free. Good cafes. Interesting history. Short train ride from Fredericia if you are cruising.

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