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... read more
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.