Historic Vejle

Vejle lets you get close to history. Here you can experience the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Viking Age. Among the highlights are the Jelling Monuments, which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage patronage, and the mystic Ravning Bridge, the Egtved Girl’s Grave, the Ancient Road, and the Vingsted Jernaldermiljø (a reconstructed Iron Age settlement). The landscape in the region is dotted with churches, castles and manors. And don’t miss the inspiring museums, each with its own story to tell. Explore local heritage museums, such as the city’s new museum in the old textile mills and the old grocer’s store, Bindeballe Købmandsgård.

Vejle Museums - Cultural Museum Spinderihallerne

Museums and Collections

Museums in the Vejle region all have inspiring stories to tell. Explore the town’s heritage museum. Dwell in the nostalgia of the old grocer’s store, Bindeballe Købmandsgård. And discover heathland farming.

Engelsholm Castle

Castles and manors

The landscape around Vejle offers a rich history of magnificent manor houses with estate parklands, woods and tree-lined avenues. Each have a an inspiring story to tell.

Vejle Town Hall

Historic buildings

Vejle's historical buildings chronicle the city's exciting past – from the heyday of the old merchant houses to mill-town industrialisation. Vejle's oldest building is Sct. Nicolai Church from approx. 1250 CE.

Jelling Monuments - rune stones

Historical sights

Travel back in time in Jelling to when the kingdom of Denmark was born. Explore the Ancient Road, a reconstructed Iron Age settlement, and the mystic Ravning Bridge.

Viking Market in Jelling

Vikings in Jelling

In the 10th century, Viking King Harald Bluetooth erected a rune stone in the town of Jelling to mark the birth of the kingdom. Today, the Jelling Monuments enjoy UNESCO World Heritage patronage.