Very interesting reconstruction of seven Viking houses, parts of which were found during excavations. The reconstruction was carried out taking into account the historical handicraft techniques and materials. You can get a good idea of the life of the Vikings on narrow plank paths between the plastered plastered walls of the houses. In the summer there is a large program of events in which the village is filled with life and you can watch the "residents" doing their old handicrafts or trade with them on market days.
Unlike in the exhibition house, you don't need a pre-booked time slot if you just want to visit the houses. In the winter half of the year, however, the houses in the outdoor area are closed.
August 11, 2021
Nestled in the historic open-air area, where there is much to discover, not only for nature lovers, are a total of seven Viking houses, which is really worth to visit. Occasionally there are also events - more information is available at schloss-gottorf.de/haithabu.
January 13, 2017
Seven houses, parts of which were found and excavated, were rebuilt, along with the typical boardwalk in the shape of the old wooden walkways as well as a pier, a paved stream and a landing bridge. While otherwise only materials and tools from the Viking Age were used for construction, concrete had to be used for the construction of the landing bridge to protect against the shipworm.
Only highly specialized craft firms were commissioned to rebuild the wooden structures. Even so, the work was difficult, as many of the craft techniques common in the early Middle Ages have been lost and are no longer practiced today. Although the saw was known in the Viking Age, the wood was only split with an ax because of its better stability, or used in a relatively natural way, as far as the rafters and the support timber as well as the lath construction for the clay walls.
April 10, 2021
Every year at Easter a spring market takes place here. It is worthwhile to immerse yourself in the life of the Vikings. In addition, there are plenty of other events. At the weekend, there is always something to see in the summer, eg. B. various craft techniques to the Viking Age.
For all dog lovers. The dogs rather leave at home, because they are not allowed on the outdoor area and must be tied up in front of the entrance. That is out of the question for us.
April 21, 2019
Within walking distance of the Viking Museum Haithabu, a reconstructed Viking village with seven faithful houses brings the architecture of the Viking Age back to life. Real Vikings await you in and around the Viking houses in Haithabu between April and October, who will bring you closer to the life of that time.If you don't want to wander through the museum all by yourself, you can also use a well-prepared audio guide, which, in addition to the museum, also covers the outdoor area of Haithabu, over the semicircular wall to the Viking houses and the landing pier.With the audio guide you not only learn something about the exhibits and the Haithabu trading center, but also a lot of general information about the Vikings. Their gods and also the diverse flora of yore, which can be marveled at in the Haithabu museum garden, are treated.ostseefjordschlei.de/regionen-und-staedte/wikingerstadt-schleswig/wikinger-museum-haithabu
December 1, 2021
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