From AD 600–950 the Scyldingas, Denmark’s first royal dynasty, ruled Lejre and are the ancestors of mythical kings like Skjold, Roar, Frode and Rolf Krake. According to legend, Beowulf also defeated the monster Grendel here.
Surrounded by history, the museum is located in a beautiful setting, where archaeological excavations in the last 30 years have unearthed findings that substantiate the myths and legends, convincingly placing Lejre among the most important sites of the Viking Age.
The remains of impressive royal halls were found in the village of Gl. Lejre. Close to the museum, which displays a rich array of artefacts, are the remains of one of Scandinavia’s largest stone ships.
The stone ship near Lejre Museum
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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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