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Sagnlandet Lejre is an atmospheric and exciting tourist attraction for the whole family. Houses and settings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Viking Age and 1800th century, historic workshops and domestic animals, located in the beautiful historic landscape near Roskilde. Land of Legends Lejre) is an open-air park in the most beautiful Danish countryside, where you can stroll among reconstructions of ancient living environments, like the Iron Age village, the Stone Age camp, the Viking market, the 19th century farm cottages, and many more.
The municipality has an area of 240 km² and a total population of ca. Legends of the kings of Lejre are known from a number of medieval sources, including the twelfth-century Gesta Danorum written by Saxo Grammaticus and the anonymous twelfth-century Chronicon Lethrense, or Chronicle of Lejre.
As the home of the Skjölding (Old English Scylding) dynasty mentioned in Beowulf, Archeological excavations undertaken since the 1980s have produced dramatic confirmation that medieval legends of Lejre, though largely fabulous, have a basis in history.
Lejre Municipality is home to the Land of legends (Sagnlandet Lejre), a center for experimental archaeology and education, which includes reconstructions and recreations from different periods of Denmark’s history— from pre-history to the Viking Age.
The centerpiece of the facility is an Iron Age village reconstruction, complete with sacrificial bog. Ledreborg, a palatial Baroque mansion, also lies in the vicinity.
Sagnlandet Lejre is also a pionering institution at international level in the field of experimental archaeology and communication of knowledge.