Munkholmen, a market place for Vikings

Munkholmen was an important market place in the Viking Age.
I always imagine a spectacular sight of Viking ships sweeping across the fjord while those on the shore eagerly are awaiting the latest news.

The ships are photos from previous years of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, and a ship from the Maritime Experimental Centre, Lyndby, Kr. Hyllinge.
Munkholmen is 55 km from Copenhagen a run passing Roskilde where you can find the Viking Ship Museum.

Vikings, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough and Roskilde Cathedral

I will show you some of my favourite places in Denmark, that is, those close to Copenhagen.

The first place of them all is The Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde Domkirke.
A walk from the main street in Roskilde past the cathedral and through the parks down to the harbour, is a very nice walk.

The Viking Age in Roskilde was quite dramatic and colourful.

The history carries unique testimony of that time. Among other things, marine archaeologists found the original warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the channel to Roskilde, lowered along with 4 other Viking ships, presumably to prevent an enemy attack from the outside.

The original ships are exhibited at the museum. The Sea Stallion is reconstructed and is sailing during summers with 60 – 62 members of the crew at a time.

The Sea Stallion was built in Ireland by trees felled in the beautiful forest in Glendalough, hence the name of the ship.

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Glendalough
Take a look at these brilliant films on: webtv.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk

A walk from the harbour towards the Cathedral

A walk from the Cathedral towards the harbour.

Repairing of the reconstruction of the warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the spring 2014.

 

The Conquest of England

The King’s Journey, Kongens Togt is a thousand-year mark for Cnut the Great and his conquest of England. No talk of Brexit back then 🙂

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

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Vikingeskibsmuseet
Kongens Togt