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Viking Museum Haithabu (Wikinger Museum)

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Great display of Viking history

The museum of Haithabu demonstrates the levels of exploration while digging up the remains of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
We didn't plan enough time

We planned a 1 to 2 hour visit on our way to Norway, as visiting this museum is way cheaper than... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum of Haithabu demonstrates the levels of exploration while digging up the remains of Haithabu a big Viking city which disappeared. The museum is very nice to visit and has a modern feel to it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank francien2015
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We planned a 1 to 2 hour visit on our way to Norway, as visiting this museum is way cheaper than going to the one in Gudvangen. One major downfall was the fact that there are virtually no English explanations. One of our group was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank southofoz
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Visiting the very nice newly renovated museum, one get very disappointed that all signs and explanations inside museum only is to be found in Danish and German language. However they kindly enough translated the title of the individual pieces so it easier to understand that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CamillaMichaelSE
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The museum is split into two distinct parts; a classical museum with cabinets full of material and, a few hundred metres away, a reconstruction of several houses that would have occupied the site in the past. Both are worth a visit. The renovation provides a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Excellent overview of early Nordic history. Careful restoration of artifacts. Audio guide was helpful. Also visited village nearby with interesting restorations

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dkommers
Reviewed July 25, 2018

All positive experience with one exception ... all the documentation in the museum is in German and German only. That is rather sad, specially considering that the museum covers Norse history. They should expect non-German speaking visitors. Elsewise it’s really good both from a historic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DudeattheDudeRanch
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum shoving the life in Hedeby. There is a modern museum exhibition with everything from glass pearls to rune stones. 15 minutes walk and you'll find a small part of the old Hedeby rebuild with houses souvenir shops and "vikings". This part...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Svend L
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We were a small group of Americans and we had arranged to have a local guide. Dr. Sven Kalmring, an archaeologist, was great. He knew the site and the Viking history well. He showed us the reconstructed village including a house site where they had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum which was great but the whole time we were thinking where are the huts and the highland cows?! So we went on an adventure to find them. It was soooo worth it. Not only do they have highland cows but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erin1130
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommand this site. This is a part of the history of the vikings. The parkinglot is good. You have to walk a little bit to reach the museum, but the path is good and it is a beautiful walk. To reach the village,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Carol D
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Never heard of Schelmsewdeg before - sorry about that!