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Viking Museum Haithabu (Wikinger Museum)

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Recently renovated and full of great information

The museum is split into two distinct parts; a classical museum with cabinets full of material and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands
Newly renovated

Excellent overview of early Nordic history. Careful restoration of artifacts. Audio guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwick, New York
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Durchwahl, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is split into two distinct parts; a classical museum with cabinets full of material and, a few hundred metres away, a reconstruction of several houses that would have occupied the site in the past. Both are worth a visit. The renovation provides a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent overview of early Nordic history. Careful restoration of artifacts. Audio guide was helpful. Also visited village nearby with interesting restorations

Thank Dkommers
Reviewed 26 July 2018

All positive experience with one exception ... all the documentation in the museum is in German and German only. That is rather sad, specially considering that the museum covers Norse history. They should expect non-German speaking visitors. Elsewise it’s really good both from a historic...More

Thank DudeattheDudeRanch
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum shoving the life in Hedeby. There is a modern museum exhibition with everything from glass pearls to rune stones. 15 minutes walk and you'll find a small part of the old Hedeby rebuild with houses souvenir shops and "vikings". This part...More

Thank Svend L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were a small group of Americans and we had arranged to have a local guide. Dr. Sven Kalmring, an archaeologist, was great. He knew the site and the Viking history well. He showed us the reconstructed village including a house site where they had...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum which was great but the whole time we were thinking where are the huts and the highland cows?! So we went on an adventure to find them. It was soooo worth it. Not only do they have highland cows but...More

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I highly recommand this site. This is a part of the history of the vikings. The parkinglot is good. You have to walk a little bit to reach the museum, but the path is good and it is a beautiful walk. To reach the village,...More

Thank Mona S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We have been there with a small kid and first went to the village, where they have rebuilt some traditional houses to show how the people have lived there in former times. A short walk from there, outside of the wall, that surrounded the former...More

Thank sp3kula
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a very, very good museum. The history of Haithabu is a history of trade and geographical obstacles (in today's language: logistics) and power. The story is told by objects, maps and texts, and it could hardly be done better. The open air museum...More

Thank Jesper1234
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I love Vikings, so I love most museums on this subject. The place is divided in two parts: the museum itself with a lot of interesting information and the houses, which during our visit were kind of inhabited with Vikings. It is a very inspirational...More

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Carol D
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Never heard of Schelmsewdeg before - sorry about that!