Lejre Museum

According to ancient legends and sagas the Kingdom of Denmark came into being in Lejre

Only 40 min. by train and 30 min. by car from Copenhagen

Lejre Museum

Lejre Museum
Orehøjvej 4B
4320 Lejre

Tlf: +45 46 31 65 30
E-mail: lejremuseum@romu.dk

Lejre Museum

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.

Skibssætningen i Gl. Lejre

The stone ship near Lejre Museum

 

More attractions and museums

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English guided tours at the Viking Ship Museum

Join the daily guided tours in english at the Viking ship Museum
The public guided tours in english is held 2 times a day every day 1pm or 3 pm.
The tour takes 45 minutes.

Svanholm intentional community

The community shares everything, employs consensual decision making and produces delicious organic produce and other items. Visitors are always welcome!

Roskilde Convent

Demolished during the Reformation to be replaced by a manor house in 1565, the convent once served as a home for unmarried women of rank. Enjoy a guided tour of its fascinating interior.

Experiences in and around Lejre

Find more experiences in and around Lejre

M/S Svanen bike tour – Guided tour

The author, the fjord and the beautiful country life.
Nice guided tour with M/S Svanen and Bikerent

Hornbeer brewery

A family-owned farmhouse brewery located in beautiful Hornsherred that relies on traditional methods and uses only the finest ingredients.

Ledreborg Palace Golf

A suberb international golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, one of the world's leading golf course designers.

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