The Viking Market by the Jelling Barrows

The Viking Market at the Jelling Monuments is a vibrant heritage market with exciting workshops, stalls and equestrian shows. Try your skills as a blacksmith, baker, archer or Viking warrior, watch the Viking assembly (called a Thing) where the disputes are dealt with. And take a tour of town in a horse-drawn carriage.

The Viking Market in Jelling, which is held every year on weekends in week 27, has become a popular crowd-pleaser not least due to the venue being the Viking Age Jelling Monuments, which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage patronage. Here you will find the oldest inscription that mentions the nation of Denmark, here King Gorm the Old was laid to rest, and here King Harald Bluetooth introduced Christianity in Denmark.

The Viking Market in Jelling features all the elements of the ancient markets – from crafts and trade to equestrian shows with real Viking horses and battling Viking warriors. In addition, there are Viking themed services at Jelling Church where the congregation is naturally dressed in period costumes. In the Viking Long-house you can enjoy food and beverages.

The heritage market takes place on the lawn between the Jelling Monuments (the Jelling Church, the Jelling Barrows and the Jelling Rune Stones) and the magnificent experience centre, Kongernes Jelling – Home of the Vikings.

Programme:

Saturday 6 July 2019

10:00: The Viking Market opens

10:00-16:00: Bread baking for children and archery

10:00: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

11:00: Warrior school for children

11.30: Legend storytelling for children and adults

11.30: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

12:00: Kongsgaard equestrian show followed by horse rides for kids

13:00: Warrior school for children

13.30: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

14:00: Falconry show

15:00: Viking assembly (Thing) followed by a battle show

15.30: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

16:00: The Viking Market closes

 

Sunday 7 July 2019

9:00: Church service in Jelling Church followed by coffee in the Long-house.

10:00: The Viking Market opens

10:00-16:00: Bread baking for children and archery

10:00: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

11:00: Warrior school for children

11.30: Legend storytelling for children and adults

11.30: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

12:00: Kongsgaard equestrian show followed by horse rides for children

13:00: Warrior school for children

13.30: Virelai plays music by the Long-house

14:00: Falconry show

15:00: Battle show

16:00: The Viking Market closes

Opening hours / Date

06/07/2019 - 07/07/2019 Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission Price

Adults

50.00 DKK

Children

Free

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Contact

Address

Gormsgade
7300 Jelling

Facilities

  • Type

    • Viking Event
    • Market

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Coordinates

Longitude : 9.418398
Latitude : 55.756649