Danish Vikings and their left historical landmarks
Viking Era in Denmark
Trelleborg Ring Fortress built by King Harald Bluetooth
around 980 is a great tourist venue.
Viking Country has throughout the time - obviously always
been associated with Denmark and the - Home
of the Vikings - as well as the heartland of the
great Viking society during the historical Viking
age from around 800 to about 1050
AC - which is a very important part of Denmark’s
history and culture that formed the way to build up the Danish
kingdom. As a descendant of the Vikings - ethnic Danes are
commonly coupled with the terms of being a Viking
- coming from the "Barbaric North"
with adventurous blood running through their veins.
Vikings conquered the Northern hemisphere
showing how the Vikings in the 9th and 10th century
expanded their territory by exploiting their seafarer
and navigation skills to find new trade routes
around Europe and North America - as far east
as to Turkey and Russia and as far west as to
Iceland - Greenland and Newfoundland.
- the world's largest Viking ship
of the Sea Stallion (Havhingsten) Viking Ship
that had a crew of 60-70 persons and was used
for voyages to England and Ireland. The original
ship was found at Roskilde Fjord in 1962 and now
exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum. The vessel
was the largest Viking ship ever built.
The Sea Stallion (Havhingsten)
- The world's largest Viking Ship
original Viking longship from 1040
A.C. was found at Roskilde Fjord in
reconstruction of the Viking
longship Sea Stallion was
built at the Viking Ship Museum
- and launched in 2004. The
building of the Sea Stallion
from Glendalough - and the
trial voyage from Roskilde
to Dublin and back to Roskilde
in 2007 and 2008 - was the
culmination of almost 25 years
of basic research in experimental
archaeology of the Danish
The Viking settlements The
word Viking in Danish either means - People of the
bay - or - Pirates - and their legacy
was often as plundering barbarians scaring
most of Europe or talented merchant traders.
As great seafarers - the Viking settlements were usually placed
alongside Denmark’s coastline - either as small villages
or huge fortresses - where the fleets of Viking ships called
“Long ships” for warfare - and
the smaller merchant ships called the “Knarr”
were harboured at the shores of the Viking colony. The Viking
settlements were centered around The “longhouse”
- where families lived with their cattle in one large room
- and it was from these locations the Vikings expanded their
territory as traveling as far east to Turkey
and Russia - and as far west as to Iceland
- Greenland and Newfoundland.
typical Viking outfit with the tunica armour set
- horned helmet and broad warrior sword.
- Viking gold
was the Viking gold and was used to make jewelry
and other holly ornaments.
- Viking Ring fortress
Aggersborg ring fortress from 980 in North Jutland
on the banks of the Limfjord.
shipbuilders and runic alphabet
Vikings were best known as ingenious shipbuilders and clever
craftsmen - who invented the amber jewelry -
and wore horned iron helmets. They developed
their own alphabet with 16 individual letters
called runes - and runic stones
carved with this script can be seen all over the countryside.
In Denmark there are long traces after the legendary Danish
Vikings - as well as their culture - and before the Danes
turned towards Christianity about 960 A.C.
- their ancestors professed to the Gods of the Nordic Mythology
- Odin and
Thor. Many historical landmarks are left
after these heroic Vikings that can be visited
and experienced several places in Denmark.
Centre Fyrkat - 980 A.C.
Viking Centre Fyrkat from 980, with its circular
fortress and houses placed in a square.
- Lindholm Høje
Høje near Aalborg is the largest Viking
burial area in Denmark, with over 700 plots.
Viking Ship Museum
of Viking ships at the Viking Ship Museum that
was used to conquer England in 1015.
Landmarks - Viking settlements and Historical Venues
Jelling - Jutland The
Runic Stones in Jelling erected more than 1000 years ago -
Lindholm Høje - North Jutland
Lindholm Høje - The largest Viking burial area with
over 700 plots - North Jutland
- Jutland Aggersborg Ring Fortress built in 980 on the banks
of the Limfjord - North Jutland
Nonnebakken in Odense - Funen
Nonnebakken - The Nun Hill - is a former Viking Settlement
and Ring Fortress establish around 960 during the reign of
King Sweyn Forkbeard - “Kong Svend Tveskæg”
- who had forced his father King Harald Bluetooth to leave
Denmark and seek refuge in Polen.
Fyrkat - North Jutland
Fyrkat Viking Fortress built by King Harald Bluetooth around
980 - North Jutland
Trelleborg Viking Fortress - Sealand
Trelleborg Viking Ring Fortress from year 980 with “longhouses”
and artefacts - South Sealand
Centre - Ribe -Jutland
Ribe Viking Centre built as a museum on the grounds of a former
Viking marketplace - Jutland Viking Ship Museum - Roskilde - Sealand
Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde situated on the bay of an ancient
Viking Settlement -
The National Museum- Copenhagen
The National Museum - The voyages of the Vikings - Copenhagen
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