Visit Trelleborg Viking Fortress

A 1000-year-old 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, one of the Vikings’ great ring fortresses is located.  Trelleborg was constructed around the year 980 by King Harald Bluetooth. Here the remains of the great royal fortress can clearly be seen in today’s landscape. Come close to the Vikings of 1000 years ago and enjoy the nature of the Tude ådal area.  


Learn more about the royal fortress by visiting the museum at Trelleborg. Models, archaeological finds and reconstructions give a vivid impression of Trelleborg’s history, its inhabitants and the function of the fortress.  

Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings
Experience the lives of the Vikings close-up at the reconstructed village of Slagløse. At Easter and Whitsun, during the whole summer season and in the autumn half-term holiday the museum offers a wealth of activities, displays and events. Try the crafts and daily tasks of the Vikings yourself and experience the authentic atmosphere.

Check the calendar on this website to see what activities are taking place and plan your visit accordingly. Many activities occur during the school holidays.

Trelleborg Viking Fortress is for children of all ages
Explore the 1000-year-old royal fortress. Go in search of the treasures of Trelleborg in the open air, or in the museum’s exhibition and see the swords, spears and axes of Viking warriors.

In the summer holiday and during other holidays you can meet the museum’s Vikings, who can tell you about life during times of war and peace in the Viking Age. You can also bake a flat bread, forge a knife, fire a Viking longbow, cast jewellery or take part in warrior training.

There are also special holiday activities during the Easter holiday and autumn half-term in October at Trelleborg. Check the calendar and news on this website to plan your visit.

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