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Viking Colonial Williamsburg ! Family fun learning about vikings, and other parts of danish history

Learn about life before electricity, the internet, and other modern conveniences. I still think... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of our 5 day trip to Copenhagen

We came here during the summer (peak season) with our 8 year old son, who is very active and likes... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Amy C
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Lejre Land of Legends (Sagnlandet Lejre) is an atmospheric and exciting tourist attraction for the whole family. 10.000 years of Danish history brought to life. Houses and settings from the Iron Age, Stone Age, Viking Age and 19th century, historic...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Slangealleen 2, Lejre 4320, Denmark
+45 46 48 08 78
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about life before electricity, the internet, and other modern conveniences. I still think the quickest way to explain it to Americans (of which I am one) is that it's "Viking Colonial Williamsburg". My kids made a necklace, carved knives, paddled a canoe, shot arrows,...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We came here during the summer (peak season) with our 8 year old son, who is very active and likes to touch everything. So this living history museum was perfect for him! The volunteer families at the homesteads were all very helpful, I think it...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The extensive site has a multitude of demonstrations happening throughout the day covering a range of historic time periods We missed a great deal by not arriving until o well after lunch Plan you visit to last a full day Alongside the specialist artisans numerous...More

Thank grahamleah
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My wife suggested going here - and described it as 'an historical theme park'. My heart sank. In fact it is a brilliant museum combining the best in experimental archaeology, and living history. I've done some living history and reenactment myself, and know many of...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 16 July 2018

There is a recent 1* review, which has its focus on rude volunteers. They might be rude if you disturb them in their siesta, when they are not assigned to an activity. Trick for one time visitors: dine at Restaurant Hertadalen, 3 corse lunch with...More

Thank Raino H
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I rarely write a review, especially a negative one, but, I feel like I need to warn people about this place. I have two young boys (6 and 9) that absolutely love getting their hands dirty, learning about new things, and interacting with live exhibits....More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The outdoor museum is situated a few kilometers from Roskilde. It is made up of exhibits in different sections for different eras. This is intertwined with arts and crafts displays, where activities are shown by local craftsmen as well as the opportunity for hands on...More

Thank BasicsTouring
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We love visiting outdoor museums when we travel because they help make it easier to understand what life was like in a different era. I wasn't sure that seeing recreated dwellings would do the same. I'd have to say Lejre did this better than anywhere...More

Thank pkhutchi
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited Lejre in early autumn, with people still in period dress and experiencing life as it was a couple hundred years ago, or in a thousand years ago in some exhibits, cooking and smoking meats. There was also an interesting house with weaving implements...More

Thank Madeleine V
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice set up with so many things for the kids to do and see and participate in. You could easily spend a whole day there and not get bored. Setting of the land is very scenic and relaxing...we (family of 4-...More

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7 May 2018|
Response from Tania L | Property representative |
Dear TP In Lejre Land of Legends we don't have an original fortress of burial ground. (But sooo much else, though!) The original Viking Kingshall, that we are currently reconstructing and the original stoneship-setting... More
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Response from Casey C | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on which time of year you go. If it's during warmer periods, then you should spend at least half a day, especially if your kids enjoy the outdoors.
14 December 2015|
Response from Svigermommy | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website (sagnlandet.dk) - then click on the English flag, you will find information on activities and opening dates/hours. Best time to visit Denmark generally is probably from May to September, warmest... More