Viking Market in Jelling

The Vikings in Jelling

In the year 965 AD, the Viking king Harald Bluetooth turned his back on the gods of the ancient Norse pantheon. On a rune stone erected in the town of Jelling he declared having united Denmark as a kingdom and brought Christianity to the Danes. King Harald Bluetooth also constructed two royal barrows and a church on the site. The Jelling Monuments are recognised as Europe’s finest Viking monuments and enjoy UNESCO World Heritage patronage. At the Kongernes Jelling experience centre you can learn more about this exciting chapter in the nation’s history.