The Vikings in Aalborg

Photo: Lindholm Høje Museet

How did they live in the Iron and Viking ages in Aalborg? What did they eat and drink? What did they believe in? All this is presented through exciting new techniques as well as the original burial site at Lindholm Høje and Lindholm Høje Museum.

Viking Burial Site at Lindholm Høje

At Lindholm Høje, you will see one of Scandinavia’s best preserved Viking findings – dug out from a thick layer of sand, which has hidden the secrets of Lindholm Høje for thousands of years.

Lindholm Høje exhibits burial sites from both the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age – 682 graves and 150 stone ships have been found on the site. North of the burial site was a village, and here, remains of houses, fences and wells have been discovered.

The area was severely troubled by sand drift, and around the year 1000, the sand completely covered the burial site, thereby preserving the stone circles as well as a freshly ploughed field, which can now be investigated by archaeologists and visitors at Lindholm Høje. Many of the discovered prehistorical findings are displayed at the Lindholm Høje Museum.   

Lindholm Høje ved Aalborg

Photo:Kim Mikael Jensen

History Comes Alive

In the exhibition halls of the Lindholm Høje Museum, the history of the area comes alive. Accounts of the inhabitants’ life conditions in the past are told in a way that lights up your imagination. In order to properly set the scene, the story of the birth of the Danish Kingdom and state are told, as well as tales about the Danes’ trade and cultural connections.

With a background in the recovered findings, you will be introduced to the viking life through magnificent reconstructions, panoramas, illustrations and 3D animations. Experience how the inhabitants of Lindholm kept cattle, cultivated the fields, built and decorated their houses, cooked, wove and traded. 

The Great Fire

One of the many stories told at the Lindholm Høje Museum is that of the mysterious and tragic fire, that struck a farm near Nørre Tranders more than 2000 years ago. Together, archaeologists, fire technicians and forensics have taken on the task of uncovering whether the fire was an accident or arson. Read more about the big fire at Lindholm Høje.