Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum – living history
The Vikings - Editorial
2. Vikings and the Wadden Sea
There's a little bit of Viking in all of us. Young and old, we all share a fascination with the Vikings, their history and their way of life. So whether you want to try your hand at Viking life or immerse yourself in Viking history and culture, Denmark offers it all.
The Viking age
Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city
At the heart of Denmark
The perfect location
- Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
The ruined castle
Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.
Museums galore in East Jutland
Denmark’s Birth Certificate
National Museum (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen
c. 12500 BC - The first hunters inhabit Danish lands.
3900 BC - Basic society built on agriculture and animal husbandry.
400-700 - Urbanisation begins.
866-867 - Viking conquest of York, which becomes the Viking capital of England.