Steeped in history, Lejre offers an abundance of unique nature and delicious organic foods.
Lejre is close to the big city, making it an excellent choice for a getaway. Explore the Viking halls of Denmark’s mythical kings at Lejre Museum, live like a Viking at the Land of Legends Lejre or visit Egholm Castle to see its extensive collection of weapons.
Don’t forget to breathe in the country air and enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings that helped make Lejre part of Skjoldungernes Land National Park. Go for a peaceful walk along the paths of Skjoldungestierne, which lead through grasslands and undulating hills, or enjoy the rush of biking on the many cycling routes or challenging MTB trails in Bidstrup Forests.
1. Mythical kings and Beowulf – The birthplace of Denmark
The birthplace of Denmark is nestled in the hills of the hamlet of Gl. Lejre. Legend has it that Lejre was once the seat of ancient kings, the Scyldingas, who left their traces on the landscape. Here the legendary hero Beowulf fought ferociously to defend King Roar’s royal hall. Mysterious royal halls, ancient passage graves and stone ships invite your imagination to run wild.
2. Denmark’s longest avenue – Ledreborg Allé
Tree-lined Ledreborg Allé, where some trees are over two-hundred years old, is 7 km long and leads to beautiful Ledreborg Palads and its Baroque garden, where open air concerts are held in summer. On the avenue not far from the palace is Maglebro, a granit bridge dating back to 1755 that crosses the Kornerup Å fishpass.
3. Tadre Mill – Last of the historic water mills
Located in the middle of scenic Elverdam Valley, Tadre Mill is the last of 13 water mills that previously existed in the vicinity of Aastrup Manor Estate. The mill is still fully operational and serves as a visitor centre and cultural historical museum.
Land of Legends Lejre is for the whole family
There lots of room to play and be yourself. Encounter Stone Age hunters and Viking traders. Grind flour, sail in dugout canoes and shoot with bow and arrow.
Quiz time! What's the name of Denmarks biggest Viking Hall? 💛
Here are some hints for you:
🛡 In 2009, traces of the largest Viking habitation in Denmark peaked out from the mud. With a little more than 60 meters from one end to the other, it’s about as long as a football field is wide.
🛡 With over 600 m2, the large Viking Hall is a unique witness of the culmination of Nordic architecture and crafts of the Viking Age.
What is the name of this Viking Hall? Let us know in the comments 😌
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Hop on and off Fjordlandet's sightseeing bus for free during the summer. You can experience 2 unique bus routes:
1️⃣ BEER, ROCK & VIKINGS
2️⃣ ART, FJORD LIFE & ADVENTURE
The route "BEER, ROCK & VIKINGS" runs on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, where you can visit these fantastic places in Fjordlandet:
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The sightseeing bus runs in weeks 27-32 (July 4th-August 14th) 2022. Who do you want to take for a ride? 😍
Read more about the two routes, schedules, and sights right here via the link in bio 👉 @visitfjordlandet
📸 Ole Malling, Marie Louise Munkegaard, ROMU & Daniel Overbeck
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Fjordlandet, or Fjord Country, covers the scenic areas around Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord. The towns and landscape of Fjordlandet are filled with vibrant stories, while its harbours are abuzz with activity. On a summer day you’ll encounter beach guests, sailors, fishermen, nature lovers, birdwatchers, history buffs and Viking enthusiasts.
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