The Iron Age Village in Denmark is being torn down in 2017!

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The Iron Age Village in Denmark is being torn down in 2017!

The Iron Age Village (Jernalderlandsbyen) is a reconstructed ancient environment built according to findings from archaeological excavations. This living museum of a village during the Iron Age is located in Denmark on the island of Funen, the same place the famous author Hans Christian Andersen was born.

Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author (“The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Nightingale”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “Thumbelina”, and many more).

Location map: Funen Island, Denmark.
Location map: Funen Island, Denmark.

The village is a ‘Historical Workshop’ where you can obtain insight and experience the general living conditions of our ancestors during the Germanic Iron Age, over 2000 years ago!
<Read about the Germanic and Norse Iron Age>

The Village is a reproduction of a village and the living conditions that resemble those similar to the ones the famous Tollund Man had lived in.

The Tollund Man is naturally mummified corpse that was buried in a peat bog which unusually well-preserved the body of an adult male who was approximately 30 to 40 years old when he died. The Tollund Man lived during the 4th century BC, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. The body is preserved at the National Museum of Denmark.

About: Jernalderlandsbyen, The Iron Age Village in Denmark

Iron Age Village
image source: Jernalderlandsbyen ( Iron Age Village).

In the historic workshop ‘Jernalderlandsbyen’ (Iron Age Village), you can experience life during the Iron Age up close and personal.  It is a place to study how life was for our ancestors during the Iron Age, a time when the world around them was quickly changing with the expansion of Romans and the migrations of many displaced peoples.

image source: Jernalderlandsbyen ( Iron Age Village).

The village is made up of reconstructed houses from archaeological finds in the areas of Funen and Jutland during the Iron Age. The houses are even equipped with beds, fireplaces, kitchen utensils, and tools.

image source: Jernalderlandsbyen ( Iron Age Village).

In and around the houses are active workshops where ancient daily life is revived and the old crafts are carried out as they were during the Iron Age.

image source: Jernalderlandsbyen ( Iron Age Village). Read about the Viking game Hnefatafl <here>.

The living museum / Iron Age village is located in the scenic surroundings of the Stavids river valley in Næsby, north of Odense.

Would you like to see the film about the Iron Age Village?
Please click the links below. The films are in Danish and consist of two parts.

For more information about ‘Jernalderlandsbyen’ (Iron Age Village)

Contact Info:
Store Klaus 40, 5270 Odense N
Tel .: 63,755,780th Fax: 63755782

The City Counsel of Odense, Denmark has decided to close down the living museum Jernalderlandsbyen (Iron Age Village).

“As part of an effort to revise child and youth committee’s budget for the coming years, politicians have decided Tuesday to close Jernalderlandsbyen (Iron Age Village) in Næsby to restrict savings in schools and child care the most.
The Committee decided to close Jernalderlandsbyen (Iron Age Village), giving a budget savings of almost 1.9 million kroner per year.”  – TV2 FYN Denmark

There is a petition for the City of Odense, Denmark to save the Iron Age Village:

Save the Iron Age Village of Odense, Denmark

The city of Odense is looking to tear down this historical site, and we must stop this from happening! This village serves as a connection to the past, a historical portal if you will, giving us a glimpse at a heritage if an ancient people. There is much we can learn from places such as these, and we must do all we can to preserve them. Sign this petition to let the city of Odense and it’s governing body know that this village deserves to be preserved!

<Sign this petition at>

Watch Jim Lyngvild’s video as he pleas for public support to help preserve the Iron Age Village in Denmark.

Here are some photos of the Iron Age Village taken by Jim Lyngvild:


Read about the Norse Temple that Jim Lyngvild had built in Denmark!
<Read: Valheim Hof in Denmark, Dedicated to Odin and the Gods>



Article by Njord Kane © 2016 Spangenhelm Publishing

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