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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Trelleborg Alle 4, Slagelse 4200, Denmark
+45 58 54 95 06
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Worth the detour

On our drive from Billund to Copenhagen, we'd wanted to stop by the Trelleborg Ring Fortress, but... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Littleton, Colorado
lonely place

winds were blowing and the gras was covered with rime - we were the only persons on the spot: so it... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
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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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Trelleborg Alle 4, Slagelse 4200, Denmark
+45 58 54 95 06
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

On our drive from Billund to Copenhagen, we'd wanted to stop by the Trelleborg Ring Fortress, but it was a Monday and we knew it was closed. We decided to stop anyway, just in case there was even a small bit we could see. I...More

2  Thank Angela837
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...More

1  Thank Dan_Switzerlan
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...More

1  Thank JRAsFishBabe
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...More

Thank joana_negrao
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.

Thank citybikeCPH
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...More

Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Carl A
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.

Thank Eduardo C
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...More

2  Thank Phil_Dolliff
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...More

Thank MarenSofie
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