19 April 2010

Stepping Down The Glory Road

Hello there!

Along with a few friends from university I visited Hedeby (German: Haithabu), the famous Viking Age settlement, yesterday morning. It's located a few miles south of Schleswig in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany's northernmost state, and a relaxed two-hour-drive from Hamburg. The Danish border isn't that far away.
I'd recommend visiting the museum to everyone who's interested in history and living in, or visiting, northern Germany. There's a few reconstructed houses and actors dressed in what they claim to be authentic clothes, too. The Vikings are such an interesting people because they've travelled so far; they made it all the way to L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada. They reached America several hundred years before Columbus and Vespucci, yet the latter two are still credited with the discovery of the new world.

The first picture shows part of a rebuilt house, the second one is a photograph of a handsome Viking for the ladies who follow this blog.

Hedeby, Germany. April 2010.

I might upload a few more new photographs soon, so stay tuned, and have a great week y'all!

- Dom


donnie said...

cool pics - the vikings did get everywhere 80% of the placenames on Skye are of Scandinavian origin

Kilaua Poetry said...

I'm sure my ancestors were vikings..without a doubt!! The top is great..so clear..and a handsome chap- Just another great post Dominic. Hope your doing well!
Regards, Regina-

Anonymous said...

interessant und das haus ist raffiniert gedeckt ...


Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks a lot Donnie! I think I read about that once.

Thanks so much Regina, hope you're doing great too.

Danke dir, Manfred!

Jøran-Njål said...


der Wikinger nennt sich übrigens
Lasse. Ich bin ja mal auf die übrigen Aufnahmen sehr gespannt.

Gruß aus Haithabu

Dominic Doherty said...

Danke dir für die Info :-)
Weitere Bilder werde ich hier wohl nicht einstellen, die anderen sind eher zu Dokumentationszwecken entstanden, als Gedächtnisstütze für mich selber :-)

Gruß aus Lüneburg zurück!

Jøran-Njål said...

Schade, dabei sehe ich mir immer gerne die Aufnahmen von Besucher an.

Zumindest weiß ich nun, welche Archäologiestudenten in Haithabu waren. Hallveig hatte darüber berichtet. ;-)

Brooke said...

wow, would have love to join you all :) this sounds like it was a very little adventure

Dominic Doherty said...

Oh yes it was really cool. I can send you my presentation if you're interested, it's not finished yet but it'll be soon; there'll be a lot more pictures of the place in it.