Land of Legends - the land you must explore

Land of Legends is the land you must explore. It is a 106 acre archaeological open air museum located in the Lejre Municipality, few kilometers west of Roskilde.

Land of Legends comprises reconstructions of an Iron Age village and sacrificial bog (200 BC to 200 AD), a Viking market place (900 AD), a Stone Age camp-site (5000 BC), an 18th-century farmstead and various grave monuments.

Each summer, many every-day families spend a week of their holidays in the Iron Age village, the farm cottages and the Stone Age camp-site. They dress in period costume and take on the role of inhabiting the reconstructed areas, while trying to live by utilizing the techniques of the past.

The historical artisan workshops (the pottery, the weaver's workshop, the smithy) work to reproduce (pre-) historical handicraft. Gardens, pastures and fields are the natural scenario of activities and reconstructions.

At www.landoflegends.dk, you will find a detailed program of activities including story festival, the Iron Age knights show and storytelling days.

There are a number of picnic tables around the site. In addition, it is possible to rent pushcarts and participate in guided tours.

Special events for groups are available upon request.

Opening hours
28/03/2015 - 06/04/2015 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
01/05/2015 - 26/06/2015 Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
25/05/2015 - 25/05/2015 Monday 10:00 - 17:00
27/06/2015 - 16/08/2015 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
18/08/2015 - 20/09/2015 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
10/10/2015 - 18/10/2015 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
28/11/2015 - 13/12/2015 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Last updated by

VisitLejre visit@lejre.dk
 

Contact

Address

Slangealleen 2
4320 Lejre

Phone

+45 46480878

Fax

+45 46481405

Facilities

  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Discount

    • Copenhagen Card - discount
  • Facilities

    • Coach park
    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Offers live demonstrations
    • Possibility for active participation
    • Activities for children
    • Packed lunch permitted
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Viking period

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 11.9425119
    Latitude : 55.6159516

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