Sagnlandet Lejre - Land of Legends

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Originally established in 1964 as an experimental centre for the study of history and archaeology, Sagnlandet Lejre - Land of Legends - is today an outdoor historical tourist attraction. Located in Lejre, near Roskilde, in Denmark, it feels like a living museum - with staff dressed in costume, demonstrating various aspects of life from the iron age, stone age, viking age and 19th century. To get to Sagnlandet Lejre, you need to drive down twisty Danish country lanes, before finding the parking, and entering via the gift shop. Once in, if you have young children with you, you can rent a small cart at the shop to pull them around the grounds. This is not an amusement park, nor a museum - rather it is a 43 hectare piece of undulating country side. Tracks lead visitors to walk to various historical venues and activities. This is certainly somewhere that is best enjoyed in good weather. There are faithfully reconstructed houses from the stone age, iron age, viking times, and 1800s. There are wooden carved out canoes to try out on the lake - lifejackets provided! You can grind your own flour from wheat seeds using grinding stones, then add water and cook flat bread over the fire. There's a viking camps to explore, and try activities to challenge yourself with such as using a bow and arrow, or a spear to hit a target. You can help shear animals during the warmer months, and even go on a ride on a horse drawn carriage. There are herb gardens growing that show the plants grown by Danish ancestors, and much more. If you would enjoy a combination of history, practical interaction with the exhibits, and active walking through the country, then definitely check out Lejre.
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  • Slangealleen 2, 4320 Lejre, Denmark
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    Standard 175.00 DKK
    Kids 115.00 DKK Under 18
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    Family friendly
    Romantic
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    Tourist must-do

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