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Experience the Viking Settlement in Sebbersund – a fascinating insight into the Viking Age. By Sebbersund – close to Nibe and Aalborg, you will find what used to be one of the largest trading posts du...

One of the most beautiful long barrows in the country is situated on a small hill by the fiord, and is by locals called Troldkirken (the troll church). The long barrow is from the Neolithic Stone Age ...

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Lindholm Høje

9400, Nørresundby

At Lindholm Høje, archeologists have found several burial sites and settlements originating from both the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age, two very important eras in Danish history.

Due to sand ...

Nørre Hedegård

9220, Aalborg Øst

Nørre Hedegård is an unusually well-preserved village from the Iron Age, which in a period of 700 years has been situated on a hill by the large sport and event centre Gigantium. The oldest traces fro...

Hvissehøj

9460, Brovst

Passage grave from younger stoneage....

Janum Kjøt, Brovst

9460, Brovst

this granite block is jyllandst bigest walking stone...

Vikingeborgen Aggersborg

9670, Løgstør

Of all known Viking castles Aggersborg
is without a doubt the biggest. It was built by Harald Blåtand in 980-81. The location was chosen because it overlooked the most narrow passage of the Limfjord.
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”Kongehøjen” is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Stone Age graves we have in Denmark, which makes it worthy of its name.

Excavations in 1961, and the following restoration of the long dol...

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Jordhøj og Ormhøj

9550, Mariager

"Ormhøj and Jordhøj"

Between Kongehøjen and Katbjerg you find two well-preserved mounds. They are visible from the main road. The first one (towards east) is named Ormhøj, and the other one is named ...

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Hohøj

9550, Mariager

1 km east of Mariager is the large Bronze Age barrow 'Hohøj'. As it is in itself 12 m high and has a diameter of 72 m it is the absolutely biggest burial mound. As it is placed high on the top of a hi...

Borremosefæstning - VesthimmerlandSome of the ruins were used as a place of refuge for the Cimbrians and were constructed in The Bronze Age and used as such up until approximatel...

Stenkisten

9600, Aars

An intact stone coffin from 2500 B.C. from a period in time, where people were buried in a single grave, instead of in traditional mass graves.The internal measures of the coffin. Length: 3,9 met...

The greek historian Strabo tells that the Cimbri held in high esteern magnificent chariots and enormous metal cauldrons preferably made of silver. The discovery in 1891 of a magnificient silver cauldr...

Østerbølle Oldtidsboplads: Prehistoric settlement, only ruins left, orginally a Iron Age village with 16 houses and 3 outhouses....

Jættestuen Blakshøj

9900, Frederikshavn

Ancient burial mound, 4.5 m high, 8 m long and 2.20 m wide. One of the largest and most beautiful ancient relics in Denmark....

Jernalderkældrene

9900, Frederikshavn

Seven stone cellars from the end of the Celtic Iron Age. Used for storage. These cellars indicate that an Iron Age settlement was located here, as well as at several other sites around Frederikshavn.

To the North from Hals, in Winthers Plantage, you can find a little bit of the Danish history.The vikings leaders struggled for the might in Denmark and Norway, and especially here there were some blo...

The Passage Graves at Snæbum are among the most interesting and best preserved passage graves in Denmark.

There were 3 passage graves in Snæbum, but one was completely wrecked before passage graves ...

Hobro Runestone

9500, Hobro

"Thore put up this stone after his fellow "Karl den Gode", a very noble-born boy"
A number of things indicates that Thore and Charles were Swedish Vikings, who visited the part of the country about y...

Hald Ruin

8800, Viborg

Hald Ruin is one of the famous places to visit in the Viborg region, and many know and enjoy the beautiful view over Hald Sø (Lake) from the tower.It is t...

Bigum Jaettestue

8830, Tjele

Jættestue (passage grave)The chamber of the passage grave is built up of 10 supporting stones and 3 cap stones and has a 4 metre long narrow passageway leading east, with a cap stone ...

Kardyb Long Barrow

7850, Stoholm Jyll

Kardyb is Denmark's longest long barrow (185 m). Long barrows are burial grounds from the early neolithic period. They were built approx. 5-6000 years ago. A l...

Tømmerby Vikingegravplads

7741, Frøstrup

The Hoejstrup Viking burial place. The burial place consist of about a hundred hills and a vast number og single-stone monuments. In 1881 the burial place got protected. At the end of the last century...

Vigsø Batteriet

7730, Hanstholm

The Batteri of Vigsø, part of the fortifications built during the Second World War, housed four 10.5 centimetre canæon, an observations bunker for gunfire control, anti-aircraft defences, crew bubkers...

Batteri Hanstholm 1

7730, Hanstholm

The battery "Hanstholm I" was put up in 1940, and was a part of the german coast-defence in Denmark under the world war II.In the summer of 1942 the battery was put on it´s finally position ...

Nørtorp

7730, Hanstholm

The embankment place is a manor house. With aground surface on 65 x 70 meters and a top surface on 1600 m2.There has been room for habitation and to other funktions at the embankment. A big ...

A church ruin from the romanesque age. The church was demolished in 1595 when the parish was destroyed by the sand drift....

From the early middle age. The castle plant is one of the most impressive and well-preserved in Denmark. The castle plant has a middle bank which is surrounded by moats and banks....

Langdyssen

7700, Thisted

The long cairn has been 172 m long but is 132 m long now. The cairn was earlier called a long hill but edge stone and 3 cairn room shows that it is a long cairn....

Gallery grave in Ginnerup conifer plantation

This is Salling's best preserved gallery grave. The grave was esteblished in the Stone age, approx. 5000 years ago. In 1910, it was examined and restored,...

Bredhøj - dansehøj

7870, Roslev

The Bredhøj mound is a large flat "dance hill" situated close to the road Nautrupvej.Bredhøj belongs to a rare group of circular mounds that are completely level on the top. Mounds with this...

Vendal Mound

7860, Spøttrup

Vendal mound is over 5 metres high and lies 35 metres above sea level. From the top of Vendal mound, you have an excellent view accross Venø bay to Thyholm, Jegindø and the vind mills by Oddesund.

Naust is a word of Old Norse origin, meaning a boat shelter, where ships stand in the wintertime. The nausts date back to the viking age or the early mediaeval times.They appear ½ metre high...

An impressive concentration of bronze age burial mounds on both sides of Kildeborgvej.A very well preserved group of large, beautiful mounds predominantly covered with heather. Only a few of...

The remnants of Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady Church) in Kapeldal are found by taking route A26 by Harre, along Harrebjergvej where the road to the ruin is signposted.There are traces of a square buil...

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Henneby Høje

6830, Nørre Nebel

Henneby Høje: 9 Bronze Age hills on a row at Blåbjerg plantation. Situated 32 m. above sea level.The hills are situated in Blaabjerg plantation....

Klostermølle Naturskole

8660, Skanderborg

Klostermølle  (monastery mill) is situated where the Gudenå runs into Lake Mossø. It is a large group of buildings, previously housing a paper mill. In medieval times there was a Benedictine mona...

Silkeborg Slotsruin

8600, Silkeborg

Silkeborg’s oldest history relates to Silkeborg Slot, a castle which stood at Slotsholmen, north-east of Silkeborg’s modern-day town centre, where the River Gudenå runs into Lake Silkeborg Langsø The ...

Kong Knaps Dige

8620, Kjellerup

Kong Knaps Dige (King Knap’s dike) is an ancient rampart dating back to the Iron Age. Today, the dike is about 200 metres long, up to 6.5 metre wide and 1 metre high, but it was originally both higher...

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With a little imagination one can still feel the ancient atmosphere by placing your self in the fortress. Ocean currents have changed over time the sea in Kattegat. The view over the shallow areas is ...

Borum Eshøj

8471, Sabro

Borum Eshøj
North west from Aarhus on a windy hill lies the grave mound "Borum Eshøj". Today only a smaller part is left but it used to be one of the largest bronze age barrows in Denmark.
 
Excavatio...

The coastal battery at Bønnerup was the only battery in Djursland that was battle during the Napolean war. The remains can be seen under the mouth of the Treåen "three stream". The powder house still ...

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The protected area with reconstructed cairns, passage grave and culthouse is from the Neolithic age. The groundplan og the burned and collapsed treetemple, where the inhabitants from Tustrup worshippe...

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The Ruins of Kalø Castle

The Castle of Kalø - formerly an island, now a peninsula - was erected about 1313 by the Danish King Erik Menved.
It is one of several fortresses built round Århus Bugt (bay)...

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From the carpark there is a marked tour from main entrenchment just south of Dragsmur. General Ryesentrenchment was used during the three-year war 1848-1850, where Rye drew his troops from the border ...

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Largest Stonehenge in Denmark Stonehenge is said to be aligned with the rising sun of the summer Equinox and many other stone circles are believed to have been constructed in similar ways. True o...

The Passage-Grave Lundehøj

7760, Hurup Thy

The so-called passage-grave Lundehøj, erected between 3200 and 2800 B.C., has a large main chamber and a side chamber.At the entrance are 2 stones with petroglyphs....

The ancient cemetery on Ydby heath is the country´s largest group of Bronze Age barrows counting 49 in all. Take a walk around this area and sense history amongst the burial mounds that stre...

The Jelling Monuments, © VisitVejle

The Jelling Monuments

7300, Jelling

The year is 965. Viking King Harald Bluetooth bids farewell to the Norse pantheon and embraces Christianity. He has this message chiselled into a large rune stone in the town of Jelling close to the r...

The Barrows by Skærup, © VisitVejle

In 1992, when a new stretch of motor way was to be built from the Little Belt Bridge to E45, a large ploughed up grave mound was found near the village of Tårup. As it turned out, the grave mound...

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