The Viking Museum - Aarhus / Aros

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In the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus, a small basement Viking Museum (Vikingemuseet) lies 3 metres under ground. The museum focuses on the history of the vikings from the walled town of Aros - the viking name for modern day Aarhus. The history is built up from artefacts excavated from the very site on which the museum stands. It was during excavations in 1964, when archaeologists first got a taste of viking life in Aarhus. Pit house and viking artefacts were uncovered. The houses that were found are now painted onto the floor of the museum. The oak wall around Aros was built 10 metres hide and 2 to 3 meters wide by the Danish King Harald Bluetooth - as a countermeasure to a recent incursion by the German emperor. The museum offers a guided tour for up to 25 people for the price of 900 DKK. The museum is open from 10:15 every morning. It closes at 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 17:00 at the weekend. Photo Credits: Image from Vikingmuseet
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  • Sankt Clemens Torv 6, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
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    Standard 30.00 DKK
    Kids 0.00 DKK Under 18
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