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Vikings in Copenhagen – An Essential Part of Denmark’s History

Vikings are Danish people who had their heydays between 800 and 1050 AC. They were deemed powerful men because of their ability to conquer places far beyond their home country. They did so with help from their immense skills in developing ships, which had been instrumental in discovering new land areas that were previously unheard of.

Because of their high sense of adventurism, they were able to set foot on and conquered countries like Turkey, Russia, Greenland, and Iceland, among others. Known for wearing helmets with horns and possessing weaponry that was representative of the contributions of the Iron Age; Vikings often scared people, either unconsciously or deliberately. They usually scared off merchants who would accidentally meet them in seas or on shores. This was because of a tendency to instill fear among persons they met. Vikings were commonly referred to either as “pirates” or “barbarians from the North.”

When one speaks of this country in the North, stories about the Vikings are always mentioned. They are one of the basic reasons people fond of history visit this country for a tour.

For people curious about history of these men, one best place to visit is the Viking Ship Museum situated in Roskilde, whose shores were once a favorite settlement place of the brave sea travelers.

In this museum, visitors are made to understand ship-building and the prowess of Vikings by exhibiting representations of motor vehicles that dominated across seas during ancient times.

People going to the site are also entertained by headdresses, accessories, and peculiar attires of these strong men. Tourists may borrow and wear these for purposes of picture takings, giving tourists the opportunity to pretend to be a Viking for a time.

Viking Ship Museum is not the only one of its kind. Besides this said gallery, the National Museum serves as another shelter for exhibits that are partly aimed at remembering Viking glory days and understanding their ways of life.

This site is located at the capital city of Copenhagen, and is now one of the most popular destinations of foreigners visiting Denmark.

Places in Denmark that would help European people better appreciate its history, and that will help people from foreign countries to learn about Danish origins is abundant and are just waiting to be explored.

The rich Denmark history made colorful by the interesting story of the Vikings is one of main reason why many tourists are enticed to visit this country in the northern part of Europe.

Tourist officials of Denmark said that one of the most interesting things about the country is its rich history, where Vikings had a huge role to play. People who had already traveled to this amazing country said that one of the places they did not fail to miss were those that educated them about stories of these brave and fierce sea travelers.

For people interested to visit this country in the North, simply ask a travel agency of choice to book an exciting adventure in the land of the Vikings.

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Denmark, Travel & Tourism | , , , , , | Leave a comment