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.
Der venter masser af spændende oplevelser både til voksne og børn i efterårsferien.
Besøg fx. Avnsøs smukke natur, tag på @herregardsmuseetselsoslot eller tag tilbage i vikingernes verden i @sagnlandetlejre 😍
Der er mange forskellige oplevelser, så hvis du og børnene er til outdoor, vikinge-oplevelser, museumsbesøg, kreative oplevelser eller måske vil opdage nye spisesteder, så kan du få inspiration i vores efterårsguide via link i bio 👉
ENG: There are plenty of exciting experiences waiting for both adults and children during the autumn holidays.
Visit, for example, Avnsøs beautiful natur, go to Selsø Castle or visit the Vikingmarket i Sagnlandet Lejre. 😍
There are many different experiences, so if you are mostly into outdoor experiences, Vikings experiences, museum visits, creative experiences or you may want to discover some new restaurants, then you can get inspiration in our guide.
Find the autumn guide via link in bio 👉
Experience Egholm Castle when Rikke Falck welcomes you in the castle's private living rooms, where you will get many good and interesting stories about the war in Denmark.
The tour also goes underground where the remains of the first Egholm castle can be seen.
Did you know that Egholm is one of Denmark's oldest manor houses, which was already established in the Middle Ages? 💡
You can either come in and see the castle or you can get a tour of Egholm museum, where you can experience a lot of exciting objects and stories from the Second World War.
Read more and buy your ticket here: https://www.billet.visitfjordlandet.dk/arrangementer/?s3=&s=egholm
Fjordlandet oozes with lovely and exciting views and experiences for you to visit, collect and never forget. Just take a look at this stunning view from the small beach and harbor at #Veddelev near #roskildecamping. Get inspired for other adventures in Fjordlandet via the link in bio 👉
LOOK UP 👀🦅☝️ and watch amazing birdlife in Fjordlandet which is part of @nationalparkskjoldungernesland 🐦.
👉Did you know that Roskilde fjord is one of Denmark's most important resting and foraging areas for waterbirds. This is why the area has been designated as a European Bird Sanctuary.
You can see a wealth of different birds near #roskildefjord which attracts between 30,000 and 60,000 birds in autumn.
👉🦅Good spots are also: The Lynghøj Lakes, Jyllinge, Kattinge Lakes, Møllekrogen and Selsø Lake.
📸Thanks for sharing @christina_gejel (#kestrel, #Greatcrestedgrebe, #mallard) and @bossy_dk (little #bluetit) 🐦🦅🐦🦆
Mærk historiens vingesus 🛡💨
Selvom sommeren går på hæld, er der stadig masser af spændende oplevelser på Vikingeskibsmuseet og sjove aktiviteter for hele familien, både inde og ude - på land og til vands...
ENG: Feel the presence of history 🛡💨
Even though summer is coming to an end, there are still plenty of exiting experiences at the Viking Ship Museum and fun activities for the whole family, both inside and out - on land and at sea…
Read more here: https://www.visitfjordlandet.dk/oplevelse/vikingeskibsmuseet/
In week 41, RO:KOST food festival celebrates Roskilde's restaurants and the many local foods produced in the local area. In week 41 you can enjoy a 2-course menu for DKK 295 with five locally produced foods at all RO:KOST restaurants in Roskilde.
Read more here @rokostmadfestival
Participating restaurants are:
Restaurant Mumm, Fasaneriet, Grundsmag, Røde Port Bistro, Raadhuskælderen, MMFOOD & Prindsen, Store Børs, Scandic Roskilde Park, Herthadalen, WHY Food & Cocktails, Herslev Bryghus, Disotto Ristobar og Pipers Hus.
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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