Trelleborg Viking Fortress
One of the places where the Viking Age can be experienced close at hand is the Viking fortress of Trelleborg, near Slagelse in West Zealand. In an area of natural beauty are the impressive remains one of the Vikings’ great ring fortresses. Trelleborg was constructed around AD 980 by King Harald Bluetooth. Come close to the Vikings of 1000 years ago in the surroundings of the Tude valley. The museum at Trelleborg includes models, archaeological finds and reconstructions that give a vivid impression of Trelleborg’s history, its inhabitants and the function of the fortress.
Meet the Vikings and participate
Experience the lives of the Vikings close-up at the reconstructed village of Slagløse. During certain holiday periods, Trelleborg also offers visitors a wealth of activities, displays and events. Try the crafts and daily tasks of the Vikings yourself! You can bake a flat bread, forge a knife, fire a Viking longbow or cast jewellery. Check the calendar on the Trelleborg website to see what activities are taking place and then plan your visit. You can also meet the museum’s Vikings, who are happy to tell you about life in the Viking Age.
History of Trelleborg
Trelleborg is a viking fortress situated in western Zealands beautiful countryside outside the modern city of Slagelse.
Viking Festival 2017
Viking Fortress Trelleborg welcomes you to the Viking Festival 2017 from Saturday 15th. to Sunday 23th. July.
There is free admission to the museum and fortress area. We are closed on mondays. There is an entrance fee during the Viking Festival in July.
Details regarding the 2016 activities program at Trelleborg can be found here, when the museum opens march 23rd. English tours can be arranged.
Opening hours and admission
Trelleborg is closed for the winter
Admission is free on regular days