A journey through Vejle River Valley is a journey through time.
Extending 22 miles into Jutland from Vejle Fjord,
the valley presents an extraordinary combination of scenic landscape and historic attractions.
Visitors can, among other things, experience the remains of Denmark’s greatest bridge from the Viking Age,
a reconstructed Iron Age village, and a mummified bog body from 200BC.
Spread across the town of Vejle and Vejle River Valley, VejleMuseerne
(The Vejle Museums) comprise ten historic and cultural experiences unique to the area, Travel through
which contains historic remnants from all epochs of Danish history but is especially known for its Viking and Iron Age attractions.
“You can travel through time in Vejle River Valley.
Since humans first began to settle in Denmark, Travel through
people have been living here and you’ll find remnants from all of the significant stages of Danish history – the Stone Age,
the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Viking Age. It’s quite extraordinary,”
says Rikke Hedman from VejleMuseerne.
“The whole area is a bit of a secret gem.”
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One way of exploring the river valley is on foot or bicycle via Bindeballestien,
a 22-mile-long trail starting behind the culture museum Spinderihallerne in Vejle.
One of the main attractions of the museum is a more than 2,000-year-old mummified bog body.
The body was so well preserved that, when it was first discovered in 1835,
some historians initially misidentified it as the body of Viking Queen Gunhild, who lived more than a thousand years later.
Archaeologist and museum curator Charlotta Lindblom explains: “The bog bodies are quite astonishing,
a bit scary but also curiously fascinating to most people
I think because of the fact that you can look right into the face of someone from the Iron Age.”
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