Gods & Myths

Gods & Myths

Scattered across the landscape are traces from the fascinating history of Central Jutland. Some are still there to be seen, while others are hidden underground.

The traces are everywhere, from the open West Jutland landscapes and the rough coastline, across Central Jutland's wooded Søhøjland ’Lake District’ to the fjords, rolling hills, and cliffs on the nose of Djursland. At all times and in all places man has lived and left his mark. 

Gods & Myths, Guder & Gåder

Scattered across the landscape are traces from the fascinating history of Central Jutland. Some are still there to be seen, while others are hidden underground.
The traces are everywhere, from the open West Jutland landscapes and the rough coastline, across Central Jutland's wooded Søhøjland ’Lake District’ to the fjords, rolling hills, and cliffs on the nose of Djursland. At all times and in all places man has lived and left his mark.

Here there are stories about people's lives through thousands of years and countless generations:

  • Rock monuments, weighing numerous tonnes, erected for beloved relatives. 
  • Peat bogs harbouring sacrifices of magnificent vehicles, amazingly preserved peat bog bodies, deposited weapons, and crushed skulls. 
  • There are earth mounds encircling idyllic fields or constructed to function as fortifications.
  • Runic stones with names immortalizing sons, mothers, fathers, and brothers.
  • The ruins of monasteries situated like pearls on a string along lakes and rivers.

'Gods & Myths' guides you to some of these unique locations in the local landscape which has mystery-enshrouded and extraordinary stories to tell. Take a cultural trip across the landscape. Explore history at the locations where it took place; feel the power of mighty runic stones, large dolmens and passage graves; see hidden church treasures; or learn the meaning of the traces of war and worship in the peat bogs of the Iron Age. 

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Cultural Paths in Central Jutland, Denmark

Cultural Paths in Central Jutland, Denmark

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Gods & Myths

Mysteries and sacred places from the past of Central Jutland

Museum Østjylland, Randers

Museum Østjylland, Randers

The culture-historical Museum Østjylland was founded in 1872, making it one of the oldest and biggest local museums in Denmark.