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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

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Address: Trelleborg Alle 4, Slagelse 4200, Denmark
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+45 58 54 95 06

One of the places where the Viking Age can be experienced close at hand is...

One of the places where the Viking Age can be experienced close at hand is the Viking fortress of Trelleborg, near Slagelse in West Zealand. In an area of natural beauty, are the impressive remains one of the Vikings' great ring fortresses. Trelleborg was constructed around AD 980 by King Harald Bluetooth. Come close to the Vikings of 1000 years ago in the surroundings of the Tude valley. The museum at Trelleborg includes models, archaeological finds and reconstructions that give a vivid impression of Trelleborg's history, its inhabitants and the function of the fortress. Meet the Vikings and participate. Experience the lives of the Vikings close-up at the reconstructed village of Slaglose. During certain holiday periods, Trelleborg also offers visitors a wealth of activities, displays and events. Try the crafts and daily tasks of the Vikings yourself! You can bake a flat bread, forge a knife, fire a Viking longbow, cast jewellery or take part in warrior training. During the summer holidays and other holidays, you can meet the museum's Vikings, who can tell you about life during times of war and peace in the Viking Age. There are also special activities during the Easter holiday and autumn half-term in October at Trelleborg. Check the calendar on the Trelleborg website to see what activities are taking place and then plan your visit. Cafe Trelleborg serves cold drinks, freshly brewed coffee and tea with delicious cakes, and offers views of the attractive surroundings. Order a delicious meal in keeping with what was eaten in King Harald Bluetooth's time.

Admission to the museum and fortress area is free during normal opening hours. An entrance fee is charged when the Viking Festival is held between 12 July and 20 July. The museum is closed from November 2014 until March 2015. Dogs are welcome, but should be kept on a lead and owners are requested to clean up after them.

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winds were blowing and the gras was covered with rime - we were the only persons on the spot: so it was quite easy to imagine to be a Viking by yourself We liked the place not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

winds were blowing and the gras was covered with rime - we were the only persons on the spot: so it was quite easy to imagine to be a Viking by yourself We liked the place not covered with all kind of action and advertisement but just the real stuff and some realy unobtrusive panels with just the right amount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were headed up to visit friends in Naestved and decided to do some exploring on the way. Trelleborg was going to be our "coup de gras". Staying in a summer house in Marielyst, we had some interesting scenery to see and old "churches" to visit enroute. Our first stop was Eskilstrup Kirke. This beautiful old church, dating from the... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you like Viking history, I'm sure you will love Trelleborg. You have a museum, with lots of information, a lovely souvenir shop, some activities for the kids, and then when you do get out to the ruins of the fortress itself, it's fantastic: it's one of the Viking ring castles and it's very well preserved. You can even see... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Look for the days with either viking market, live workshops or Real viking fights - what a non digital - Realistic and historical experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you are into Vikings this is a must in my opinion. Nice little museum and a change for a good walk outside for the fortress. Make this part of a tour of this area of Denmark. There is even a reconstructed house you can visit.

Thank KeldCNielsen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

OK, the site doesn't really have anything to do with the present day Bluetooth but there is a link. The Viking rune for King Bluetooth is the same as the current day symbol - a Danish invention with roots in their heritage. Brilliant! But, that's not what you're reading this for... We visited late, mid week and out of season.... More 

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Kiruna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to see battle reenactment near a historic fortress, many activities during the viking festival and you can bring your pet.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The challenge with Trelleborg is that it's central attraction is the fortified circle but all that is left is the the mounds that were the ramparts -- all the buildings both within the circle and outside, as well as the gates themselves are no longer intact. That said, the fortified circle is very large and impressive and gives you a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The remains of what is believed to have been a fortress built by the people who lived in this area in the early Middle Ages, the so-called Vikings, accompanied by a reconstructed longhouse and a small museum with interesting artefacts found on the site when the rivers were being drained in the 19th Century. I would definitely recommend visiting during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We visited during the Viking festival when there is an 11DK charge for entry, but well worth the cost. Fascinating museum, well presented and explained, brought to life by all the Danes re-enacting Viking life, in traditional costumes, tents etc. Great fun!

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