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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

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Address: Gormsgade 23, Jelling, Vejle 7300, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 41 20 63 31
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Great historic site well worth visiting

Visited Jelling on a cruise ship tour from Fredericia. The museum is excellent; very interactive and kid-friendly. Anyone with Danish heritage and/or interested in Viking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited Jelling on a cruise ship tour from Fredericia. The museum is excellent; very interactive and kid-friendly. Anyone with Danish heritage and/or interested in Viking history will not be disappointed. The church was being used when our bus arrived, so after visiting the museum we walked around the town a little bit. Not a lot to see, but it was... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the best Museums I Ortho kids have been to. Completely interactive, sensibly laid out, interesting and designed in a cool Danish way. As a bonus the museum has everything in English as well as Danish ( not always the case in Scandinavia). You will spend longer here than expected but a must for a visit... More 

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Perth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The site is definitely worth visiting. The museum is beautifully developed to give the visitor insight into Viking culture. The exhibits are interactive and compelling. If you are travelling with kids (or not), be sure to stop here. Stellar.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous place. Extraordinary exhibits, very well done and very interactive and informative. The kids will love it! Lots of buttons to push and great visuals. And it is Free!

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This quiet town holds this UNESCO World Heritage Site that is free. We saw it on a lovely late summer day. The free museum is nearby as well as the Jelling Kro, a historic restaurant. Grocery stores are nearby on both sides. This is considered the birthplace of Christianity in Denmark, with notable Vikings Gorm the Old, Thyra, and Harald... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Jelling is a very important place for Danish people and is therefore very well maintained, including the museum building, the recreation of stone placements, the mounds and even the graveyard. Very interesting history, from where Denmark was born.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a lovely place to visit, the church was small but quaint, and the stones were unusual as was the story behind them and the same wither the mounds. I learned a lot when I visited. I would totally recommend a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great stones, but there are only two of them. Nice scenery, nearby museum we didn't bother with. Cute small town with lots of quirky cafés. Two or three hours is probably enough for your trip to Jelling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Seeing the historical rune stones that are the birth certificates of Denmark in their natural environment feels great. Marble stones delineating outer limits of burial site are intriguing.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The site is very interesting, the museum has a very good display of information, the mounds are very well kept. Don't miss the view from the terrace of the museum

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