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. 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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  • Rune stones are a must for anyone interested in history. Is in a discreet glass display case that does not obstruct the sight of the lavish stone. combine with a visit to the Museum and then the whole thing is velforklaret.
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  • On the road between Kolding and Århus, I had planned a stop in this place for the Danish history. The village is simple but nice, with well kept gardens and a chance to get on the mound to enjoy the view of the Church and the small cemetery. On the edges of the pond next door, some children were float their boats attached to cords (another example of the confidence with which the Danes leave experience to their kids). The two huge runestones have lost some of their allure, canned in glass cubes that protect them. The church next door has a newly renovated interior with striking multicolored stained-glass Windows and a modern and effective lighting system.
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  • These stones are very important for the history of Denmark. Make sure to visit he free museum which explains the history of this place.  more »