Vejle Kommune

Vejle Kommune

Vejle, Denmark
Vejle Kommune
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Aerial photo of the Jelling monument site. © ABC Jelling 28-5-2012

Aerial photo of the Jelling monument site.

Sweyn Forksbeard at the funeral of his father, Harold Bluetooth

King Sweyn I "Forkbeard" Haraldsson, King of Denmark and England and son of Harald Bluetooth. My ancestor.

King Harold I of Denmark (911-987 - aka Harald Bluetooth) proclaims has Catholic faith at Jelling, the old Viking capital of Scandinavia.   The locality is particularly noteworthy for being the site of the burial mound of King Gorm of Denmark and his wife Thyra, the parents of King Harold I of Denmark, who erected a Christian church on the spot. Harold also erected the Jelling stones � massive monolithic rune stones.   Gold leaf fragment; 10th century

King Harold I of Denmark - aka Harald Bluetooth) proclaims his Catholic faith at Jelling, the old Viking capital of Scandinavia.

The gable of Jelling Church exposed for excavations in 2012.  Gavlen på Jelling Kirke fritlagt for udgravninger i 2012.

The gable of Jelling Church exposed for excavations in 2012. Gavlen på Jelling Kirke fritlagt for udgravninger i 2012.

The church at Jelling, Denmark,

The church at Jelling, Denmark, Unesco world heritage

| VisitDenmark  Jelling stones

Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings