The Danewerk Museum - Danish Danevirke Museum - is fully dedicated to the largest monument from the Viking Age. In the museum you will learn all about the history of Danewerk from the beginning of the Viking Age to the time of the German-Danish Wars. The Danewerk was a huge border fortification consisting of ramparts, walls, ditches and castles - many traces of the ramparts are still visible in the landscape.
More information and opening hours can be found at danevirkemuseum.de/de/ausstellungen/danewerk.
May 1, 2019
The Danewerk is the largest fortification in Northern Europe. It was used for 700 years from the Iron Age to the High Middle Ages and was expanded in the 19th century.With the Danewerk, Danish Viking rulers set themselves apart from the expanding Christian Frankish Empire and the later German-Roman Empire. There were repeated armed conflicts in the border region.The Danewerk has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the important Viking settlement of Haithabu since 2018.danevirkemuseum.de/de/startseite
December 1, 2021
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