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Viking ship in Stockholm

Viking ship in Stockholm

This ship is/was used as a tour bout in Stockholm and was called Svea Viking.

But on april 28th. 2007 at 4:30am it caught fire and burned down. May 25th. it was breaked up.

Originally it was build as a minelayer for the British Royal Navy in 1943, rebuild as a ferry in 1946. Since then and 1996 it sailed under various names in Norway and Sweden.

1996...
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Tunnel and Oeresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden

Tunnel and Oeresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden

Connection between Denmark and Sweden. West of the island the connection is a tunnel, below and East of the island is Oeresund Bridge, 16 km long, finished in 2000.


Information by Claudio Marchesin:

In 1991, the governments of Denmark and Sweden agreed to build a bridge to connect the two countries across the Oresund Strait. The 16-kilometer-long Oresund Link b...
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Viking fort Trelleborg

Viking fort Trelleborg

At the end of th 1980th. archeologists found remains of a viking fort. It was measured to 125 meters in diameter and was constructed in the year around 980.

It's similar to the forts allready found in Denmark: Trelleborg at Slagelse, Aggersborg at the Limfjorden, Fyrkat at Hobro and Nonnebakken in Odense.

1/4 of it today is visible and was rebuild the way experts ...
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Jelling Church, Denmark

Jelling Church, Denmark

Previously the Viking capital of Denmark, today Jelling is a small village. It is the site of the burial mounds of King Gorm the Old of Denmark and his wife Thyra, parents of King Harald Bluetooth.
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Bork Viking Harbour

Bork Viking Harbour

Bork Viking Harbour is an outdoor museum showing daily life in the viking aera. People walk around doing everyday life and sail in viking ships.

Link vith infos and photos in danish:
http://www.riskmus.dk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=37
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The Ladby viking burial ship

The Ladby viking burial ship

The Ladby Viking Burial Ships is an attraction of international formate and so far this has been clearly indicated by the audience mixture. However, with the new exhibition wing the museum gets a unique possibility to tell the many stories connected to the grave and thereby it will also be a very attractive destination for the Danish audience. It is in acknowledgement to these possibilities tha...
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Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde

Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde

One of the main tourist attractions in Roskilde is the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet). At the centre of its collection are the well-preserved remains of the five Skuldelev viking ships.
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Viking settlement of Hvalsey

Viking settlement of Hvalsey

These are the remains of the Viking sttlement with the famous church ruin from the year 1300.

The Vikings came here around 950 and the village was abandonned around 1408.
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The 7 round hurches in Denmark

The 7 round hurches in Denmark

Denmark has 7 mediaval round churches.

Churches of Osterlars, Olsker, Nylars and Nyker build in the 12th century on the island Bornholm.

Also the 3 other round churches are shown:
Bjernede on Zealand, Horne on Fyn and Thorsager in Jutland.

They are unique because they are the only ones of their kind in Europe.

Other types of round churches can be found in S...

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Silkeborg soccer golf lane

Silkeborg soccer golf lane

This is the soccer golf lane Near Sikeborg. The first of it's kind in Denmark.

Soccergolf is a mix of soccer and golf. Instead of a golfball you use a soccerball. You have to bring the ball through some hurdles before you bring it in the hole in less kicks.

Today there are 8 lanes around Denmark.

The game was created in Sweden.
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Brovold Viking trading place

Brovold Viking trading place

Brovold at todays Augustenborg was build at the end of the Viking aera. It was mostly cattles they sold here, but also craftsmen and other traders came here.

It was build up as the viking city Haitabu near Schleswig, Germany.

It was given up by order by the Danish King (Canute VI or Valdemar II Sejr) between 1180 to 1220 and moved to a new place at a newly build f...
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Copenhagen Open Air Museum

Copenhagen Open Air Museum

Or just Frilandsmuseum is a museum under the danish national museum showing dayly life in Denmark from 1850 to 1950. It contain farms, houses and mills from all partts of Denmark including old danish areas in northern Germany, southern Sweden and the Faroe Islands. Also agricultural animals are shown.
The museum is one of the oldest and biggest in the world and is 86 acres big.
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