The only viking ship in the world placed in a burial mount more than 1000 years ago Viking Ship Model

Vikingmuseum Ladby

Visit the only Viking ship in the world, still placed in the burial mount, where it was placed 1000 years ago.

Denmark is covered with Viking monuments. The Viking museum Ladby (Ladbyskibet) on Funen is a Viking ship, in which a Viking chieftain was buried with all his precious possessions. It is Denmark's only ship grave from the Viking period. 


The history of the Ladby Viking ship

Around 925 AD, the king of Ladby was buried in his ship, which was 21.5 meters long and 3 meters wide. The ship was found in 1935, and the king`s grave was furnished with all his fine possessions, including 11 horses and 3 or 4 dogs. In the bow of the ship lies the original anchor and anchor chain

Get close to the treasures from the ship grave and experience the recreation of the Viking kings' final sailing trip to Valhalla. 

In connection with the museum 75 anniversary in 2012, the museum undertook a major maintenance work, that has made the museum even more welcoming and interesting to visit.

Contact

Vikingevej 123
5300 Kerteminde
Funen
Denmark
Web
en.vikingemuseetladby.dk


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Coordinates
  • Lattitude: 55.445424
  • Longitude: 10.615183