Germany - Danevirke Viking Wall & Museum

Danevirke - Viking Wall & Museum - Prehistoric - Schleswig - Germany - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com
The Danevirke Viking Wall is today just a small row of hills in the northern part of Germany, but when it was build and in full use (approx. year 900 - 1200) it was a huge part of the defence of Denmark. A defence of the Vikings against the "barbarians" that lived Germany. The wall stretches all the way from coast to coast in this area - almost like the Great Wall of China, just much shorter.   
 
Schleswig

A look at a part of the Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks in most places today - covered with dirt and trees.

A look at a part of the Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks in most places today - covered with dirt and trees.
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A look at the real Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks beneath the dirt and trees. A brick wall stretching from coast to coast.

A look at the real Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks beneath the dirt and trees. A brick wall stretching from coast to coast.
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A showing how the Danevirke Viking Wall looked approx. 1000 years ago.

A showing how the Danevirke Viking Wall looked approx. 1000 years ago.
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A look at the real Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks beneath the dirt and trees. A brick wall stretching from coast to coast.

A look at the real Danevirke Viking Wall as it looks beneath the dirt and trees. A brick wall stretching from coast to coast.
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In some places parts of the Danevirke Viking Wall is being more or less restored.

In some places parts of the Danevirke Viking Wall is being more or less restored.
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At the Danevirke Viking Wall there is a small museum telling the story of the wall, King Gorm the Old, Queen Thyra and King Valdemar the Great, that were among the builders of this wall.

At the Danevirke Viking Wall there is a small museum telling the story of the wall, King Gorm the Old, Queen Thyra and King Valdemar the Great, that were among the builders of this wall.
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