A small town on Zealand Island

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Slagelse

A small town on Zealand Island, Slagelse is just the starting point for a visit to the extremely interesting ring fortress of the Viking age, called “Trelleborg”.

So far only seven have been found in northern Europe and the one near Slagelse is the best preserved and restored.

Just as the other six, it is an exact circle, separated by two roads, crossing in its centre and leading to four gates. Archeologists date the fortress back to the year 1000 and explain that it probably played an important role in controlling sea traffic between the islands of Zealand and Funen.

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