Bronzealderhøj is named after J. L. Heiberg's play ' Elverhøj ' , which has inspired HC Andersen fairy tale . The mound was formerly Ellehøj .

Legends tell that at harvest time after dark is the mound often fiery poles, so you can see elves dancing in the mound .

By Barup just east of the road Hellested and Karise is a Bronze with a magnificent view of Tryggevaelde Creek . The mound is known all over the Danish country as " Elverhøj " - elf king's residence. Hvidtjørnen on the mound , according to an old legend a gift from the chief of Stevns . Elves guarded apparently jealously gift. At least there are other narratives about people whose horses died after they had taken branches from Hawthorn.

King of the Elves ruled the Stevns and tolerated no king in his kingdom. In Denmark's most performed play " Elverhøj " ventured the Danish national king, Christian IV, however, exceeding Tryggevælde and tread Stevns land with the famous words : "Well , this is not the Rubicon , and well , I'm not Caesar, but I say Jacta est alea ( dice are thrown ) " , before he rushed to his royal palace to unravel old wiles and join the young lovers with the equally famous words : " and now for Højstrup " .

Opening hours
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2016 Monday - Sunday07:00 - 21:00

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Elverhøjvej, Stevns
4652 Hårlev


+45 56506464


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  • Access

    • freely available
  • City / Area

    • Sealand, Møn, Lolland-Falster
    • Stevns
  • General facilities

    • dogs allowed

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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.239918
    Latitude : 55.314732