"A 1000 year old Viking fortress" Denmark Things to Do Tip by Christina1881

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Trelleborg in West Zealand is one of the places where the Viking period can be experienced at closest range. The remains of one of the big Viking ring fortresses constructed in about 980 AD are situated in a beautiful countryside.
The fortress of Trelleborg near Slagelse in Western Zealand is part of the largest known defensive system of the vikings. Four nearly identical sites are known, clearly connected to Trelleborg, namely Aggersborg at the northern fringe of the Limfiord, Fyrkat near the city of Hobro, Nonnebakken in Odense and Trelleborg in Scania, southern Sweden. Of these, Aggersborg is by far the largest, while the Danish Trelleborg is the best preserved and the only one with a fortified outer court.
The fortress of Trelleborg covers an area of approximately 15 acres. It is constructed as an inner and an outer court, situated between the Tude Stream and the Vaarby Stream, which serves as a natural protection in three directions. The outer fortress is enclosed by a rampart stretching from stream to stream, thus cutting off the entire peninsula. It has been estimated that 50% all oak on Zealand was cut down to construct the fortress.

Address: Trelleborg Allé 4, Hejninge, 4200 Slagelse
Phone: (+45) 58 54 95 06

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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