Why Denmark’s Viking Ring Fortresses Will Be Europe’s Next Big Attraction

What we now know as Denmark was a home base for Viking expeditions far and wide. The Viking Age, characterized by sea travel, trading, exploration, and settlement, was not without its fair share of conflict even at home.

Five ring fortresses, some of the best preserved Viking era monuments in the world, have together become Denmark’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The new designation is sure to fuel interest from around the world. With other attractions including the Jelling runestone and the historic town of Ribe, Viking travel in Denmark is set to receive a boost in the years to come.

The late Viking Age

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