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Lejre Forsøgscenter (Lejre Archaeological Research Center)

Lejre Forsøgscenter (Lejre Archaeological Research Center) Review

Back in the Iron Age, Lejre was the capital of the Lejre Kingdom; some scholars believe it's mentioned in Beowulf. These days it's best known as the home of the 50-acre Lejre Forsøgscenter, a pioneer in the field of "experimental archeology." In summer a handful of hardy Danish families live here under the observation of researchers; they go about their daily routine grinding grain, herding goats, and wearing furs and skins, providing a clearer picture of ancient ways of life. You can experience a Stone Age camp, a Viking market, and 19th-century farmhouses, and there's a large children's area.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Slangealleen 2, Roskilde, 4320 | Map It
  • Phone: 46/48–08–78
  • Cost: DKr 130
  • Hours: Mid-June–mid-Aug., daily 10–5; other times irregular hrs
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  • Location: Roskilde
Updated: 11-13-2012

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