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Historical sights

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In Vejle, you can get close to history. Here, you can experience the UNESCO World Heritage Jelling Monuments, let your imagination run free along the Ancient Road and Ravningbroen, visit the Egtved Girl’s Barrow and the Iron Age settlement in Vingsted or other monuments on your way.

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The Jelling Monuments (UNESCO)
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The Jelling Monuments (UNESCO)

In the tenth century, King Harald Bluetooth had Denmark’s name engraved on a rune stone in Jelling and erected two barrows and a church. The Jelling Monuments have enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage patron...

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The Ancient Road - National Route 3: Nørre Snede-Bække

Several thousand years ago, Jutland's main road, The Ancient Road (Hærvejen), followed the rivers up through the country. Today, The Ancient Road, national route 3, is a popular cycling and hiking rou...

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The Grave of the Egtved Girl
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The Grave of the Egtved Girl

One of Europe’s finest Bronze Age archaeological finds was uncovered in the village of Egtved close to Vejle. Here, a young prehistoric woman was found resting in a barrow. Vejlemuseerne relates the s...

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The Ravning Bridge
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The Ravning Bridge

King Harald Bluetooth and his people built a mighty bridge over the valley of Vejle Ådal around 980. At the site in Ravning Enge you can visit a reconstruction of two of the bridgeheads. The Raven Bri...

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The Iron Age Village in Vingsted
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The Iron Age Village in Vingsted

Travel back to prehistoric times. The Iron Age Village in Vingsted is one of Denmark’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlements with homesteads, fields, a foundry, sacrificial site and domestic anim...

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Munkenes Teglovn (The Blackfrier Kiln)
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Munkenes Teglovn (The Blackfrier Kiln)

In medieval times, Blackfrier monks built a monastery in Vejle for which they needed bricks. The medieval brick kiln was discovered in 1923 and excavated by the National Museum of Denmark. Citizens of...

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Troldborg Ring (Bronze Age fortress)
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Troldborg Ring (Bronze Age fortress)

Troldborg Ring is a circular Iron Age fortress which is located on a hill prominence, raised 70 meters above valley of Vejle Ådal, and with a very steep fall down towards the ford over the river valle...

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Trindvold/Trindhøj (Viking Age fortress)
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Trindvold/Trindhøj (Viking Age fortress)

The fortress Trindvold, also called Trindhøj, are the remains of an old Viking Age fortress at Brejning, which together with other fortresses from the Middle Ages, could protect against enemy attacks ...

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Firehøje and Kong Rans Høj (barrows)
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Firehøje and Kong Rans Høj (barrows)

Firehøje is located a short distance north of Randbøl Church along Hærvejen south of Gødding Skov, and the four burial mounds from the Bronze Age are located in way that you can easily spot them. From...

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The Barrows by Skærup
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The Barrows by Skærup

From the motorway rest area Skærup Øst, a staircase leads up to a 3400-year-old Bronze Age burial mound, The Barrows by Skærup. The barrow was found in 1992 near the village of Tårup during the constr...

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Store Rygbjergstenen (rune stone)
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Store Rygbjergstenen (rune stone)

Experience "Store Rygbjergstenen", a rune stone from the 10th century, which stands on a small burial mound at Frederikshåb near Egtved. The rune stone is called Denmark's first love poem.

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