Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Vejle

Must see · World heritage site · Monument · Historic Site
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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  • What an amazing woman Karin is. She works in the visitor centre and obviously loves her work. Her English is amazing, she explained with great enthusiasm the interactive nature of the centre and...  more »
  • Finally visited the place in July 2020 and its a UNESCO Heritage landmark in Jelling, Vejle Denmark. Very interesting to know how Denmark was born more than 1000 years ago. Jelling burial mounds and.....  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit and it's free! The burial mounds are just just hills at this point, but the visitor center details the story of the excavation and how the burial chambers were engineered...  more »
  • Historic site is a must to see especially the new, to us, museum and surroundings that have been done since our last visit in '08. The museum was very interesting, interactive and well thought out. Kudos to the designers for putting this together.
  • Good historical place that was kept neat and clean. When we were there in late August it was not overrun by people so it was easy to see everything.
  • Simply an amazing piece of history; pretty amazing when you think about it. If you are on your way to Billund, make the stop. Be sure to read the signage for the mounds on either side of the church and make the short climb to the top to get the lay of the land.
  • Very well done inside the museum. Informative and engaging even for children.
  • There are two stones and they are cool to look out. The museams was amazing and totally worth it. I got a cool authentic viking coloring book from the gift shop.

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