Jelling City

Jelling area

A beautiful walk through the main path in Jelling forest leads you to Jelling also called “Denmark’s baptismal certificate”. Well over 1000 years ago, Jelling was the residence of the Danish kings.

Take an experience in the Viking city Jelling. There is a cozy atmosphere in the small station town, where there is its own brewery, several cafes and inns, supermarkets, cinema, pharmacy and cozy shops.

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Golf, runestones/mounds and Jelling church

Fårup Sø Camping is located 1.5 km from 2 major sights, which are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is about Jelling Church, which has the country’s oldest frescoes, and it is the Kings’ Jelling with the rune stones and burial mounds from the Viking Age.

Around the year 965, King Harald Bluetooth erected the large rune stone in Jelling. The stone was placed in memory of King Harald’s parents, Gorm and Thyra. The inscription on the stone also tells of Harald’s merits. He united Denmark and made the Danes Christian. On one side is seen Christ and on the other an animal surrounded by a serpent. The image of Christ is the oldest in the Nordic countries.

For golf enthusiasts, there is also Jelling’s magnificent par 3 course as well as an 18 hole course.

Find the opening hours for Kongernes Jelling

steam locomotive

On Sundays in July and August you can get out for a cheap money with the vintage train Jelling-Grejsdal-Vejle, which is an exceptionally beautiful train ride while it is a very special experience to get out with the old steam locomotive.

Read more about the veteran train here

Other excursion destinations

Within a radius of 25 km you can
* play in LEGO House
* get really close to the deer in Dyrehaven
* be impressed by Olafur Eliasson’s iconic building Fjordenhus
* be challenged in the Gorillapark climbing park
* learn new things in the Ecolarium
* stroll in Skyttehushaven and watch birds in aviaries
* feel the story at Egtvedpigen’s grave and Engelsholm Castle
* marvel at Robert Jacobsen sculpture park in Tørskind Gravel Pit
* take a time trip at Bindeballe Købmandsgård
* and enjoy nature at Syvårssøerne, Grejsdalen and Randbøl Hede.
The Danish / German border is 113 km from here – and in an hour you can reach either Funen or Aarhus.

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