Royal Jelling visitor’s centre
Royal Jelling - Kongernes Jelling - is a visitor’s centre under the auspices of the National Museum of Denmark. The centre relates the story of the Jelling Monuments, created by Viking-age King Gorm the Old and his son King Harald Bluetooth. The eighth-century Jelling Monuments – two runic stones by the Jelling Church and two mighty royal burial mounds to the north and south of the church – came under UNESCO patronage in 1994.
The monuments reflect the transition from paganism to Christianity in Denmark and are often referred to as marking the birth of the Danish nation. One of the runic stones carries the oldest inscription in which reference is made to the nation of Denmark and its people.
The Royal Jelling visitor’s centre, which is located in a scenic natural setting close to the monuments, relates the origin of the monuments and their religious and dynastic significance. Special exhibitions highlight a number of cultural and natural history aspects in relation to the monuments.
Children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Royal Jelling. Here they have the chance to experience the Viking Age first-hand – to dress up as Vikings, play in a Viking tent, write their name with runic letters, read Viking books, and try a Viking game.
Guided tours in Danish, German and English can be arranged at a fee of DKK 400 per hour. Other language requests will be met when possible.
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