Trelleborgen

Trelleborgen viking fortress in the town Trelleborg, Sweden, is a reconstruction on the original site of a quarter of the fortress based on archaeological finds. It is a Viking museum, a museum of living history, site of experimental archaeology and history education.

In 1988 remnants of a Viking Age fortress were found at the highest point in Trelleborg, explaining the name of the town. A trelleborg was likely the general term for the Viking Age ring fortresses with "treller", the skewed cloven logs that appear to support the structure.

Trelleborgen as it looks today is a reconstruction on the original site of a quarter of the fortress based on archaeological finds, craftsmanship tradition and well founded guesswork. The site, located in the middle of the town Trelleborg also houses a reconstructed medieval building - also found on the site. Just outside the fortress there is a reconstructed Viking Age farm.

Trelleborgen is not just a tourist attraction and feature of the town, but also a Viking museum, a museum of living history, site of experimental archaeology and history education.

Street address: 
Västra Vallgatan 6, Trelleborg
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Destination Viking Association has already involved partners both in the Scandinavian 'home lands' of the Vikings in the Nordic countries as well as in a number of the lands in the west where Scandinavians settled (the Isle of Man, Orkney and Shetland, Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland) and some of the Baltic Sea areas with strong Scandinavian impact during the Viking Age (Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Russia). The partnership is open to new partners and new countries.