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 mountain biking on the challenging MTB trails in Bidstrup Forests.
Be sure to stop by one of the area’s local breweries or farm shops, where you can load up on healthy organic foods and enjoy a home-brewed beer.
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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.
Did you know? 💡
Lejre used to be the centre of power in Denmark and the seat of the king in the Viking Age and the early Iron Age – not just for an individual king or for a short while, but for more than 500 years. This is why Lejre is known as the birthplace of our kingdom and as the home of the fabled kings known as Skjoldungerne.
Visit the charming old royal hunting lodge, the former
residence of Frederik VII and Countess Danner 👑
Explore the study of Frederik VII, the Countess’
chambers and the exhibition of golden national heritage treasures or enjoy the beautiful castle park, where you find 54 monuments of famous Danish and Norwegian men and women 🌳🤩
Yesterday @sagnlandetlejre opened its doors and you can now experience Denmark's largest royal hall - the Viking's Royal Arena 🤩👑 as well as you can go on adventures in the Stone, Iron and Viking Ages 🤩
Many of our attractions are now opening their doors to fun, exciting, and immersive experiences for the whole family! 🥳
We have gathered 5️⃣ suggestions for what you should experience 👆🤩
Check out our website for more suggestions. Link in bio 👉 @Visitfjordlandet
1️⃣ Ragnarock by Rasmus Hjortshøj @museumragnarock
2️⃣ Vikingeskibsmuseet by Werner Karrasch @vikingshipmuseum
3️⃣ Willumsens Museum @willumsensmuseum
4️⃣ Museet for Samtidskunst @samtidskunst
5️⃣ Roskilde Domkirke @roskildedomkirke
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or ideas for VisitFjordlandet!
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