Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Jelling

(4.3/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church by using our Vejle trip generator.
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  • Check out the Jelling Mounds, Runic stones in the churchyard and free Viking museum across the street. Once a year in summer months there is also a Viking festival. 
  • My boyfriend and I stopped here after a day of exploring Aarhus and I'm so glad we did. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the signage does a great job of telling the site's history. The museu...  more »
  • The Runic Stones outside the church are called Denmark's 'birth certificate' as it is the first example of when the country was called 'Danmark'. While the stones themselves may not be very impressive...  more »