At Lindholm Høje, archeologists have found several burial sites and settlements originating from both the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age, two very important eras in Danish history.
Due to sand drift, the burial site was covered completely by sand in the year AD 1000, which preserved the stone markings and a newly-ploughed field to the great delight of archeologist and visitors at Lindholm Høje.
Viking burial site at Lindholm Høje
At Lindholm Høje, you will see one of Scandinavia’s best preserved Viking findings – dug out from a thick layer of sand which has kept the secrets of Lindholm Høje for thousands of years.
Lindholm Høje exhibits burial sites from both the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age – 682 graves and 150 stone ships have been found on the site. North of the burial site was a village, and here, remains of houses, fences and wells have been discovered.
The area was severely troubled by sand drift, and around the year 1000, the sand completely covered the burial site, thereby preserving the stone circles as well as a freshly ploughed field, which can now be investigated by archaeologists and visitors at Lindholm Høje. Many of the discovered prehistorical findings are displayed at the Lindholm Høje Museum.
Lindholm Høje Museum - history comes alive
At the Lindholm Høje Museum At Lindholm Høje you will find exhibitions and the history of the area comes alive. With an outset in the recovered relics, you will be introduced to Viking life through magnificent reconstructions, panoramas, illustrations and 3D animations. Experience how the inhabitants of Lindholm kept cattle, worked the field, built and decorated their houses, cooked, wove and traded.
How did they live in the Iron and Viking ages in Aalborg? What did they eat and drink? What did they believe in? All this is presented through exciting new techniques as well as the original burial site at Lindholm Høje and Lindholm Høje Museum.
The big fire
One of the many stories told at the Lindholm Høje Museum is that of the mysterious and tragic fire, that struck a farm near Nørre Tranders more than 2000 years ago. Together, archaeologists, fire technicians and forensics have taken on the task of uncovering, whether the fire was an accident or arson. Read more about the big fire at Lindholm Høje.
Read more about Lindholm Høje burial grounds and the Lindholm Høje Museum - The Vikings in Aalborg
Lindholm høje can be reached by car, bicycle, walking or with bus no. 2 towards Uttrup Nord.