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April to October: 9 am – 5 pm, opened daily
The museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of the significant settlement site Haithabu (Hedeby) from the Viking age. Reconstructions and models show the settlement, its buildings and fortifications. Findings on the topics of housework and living, food, clothing and jewellery convey some impression of daily life at that time. Pagan and Christian religion, burial customs, rune stones and writing are further topics. Trade and commerce as well as the urban development of Haithabu and Schleswig form main issues of the presentation. In the ship hall a longboat is rebuilt in front of the visitors’ eyes.
Adults 6,- €, reduced 3,50 €
Family ticket 13,- €
Group ticket for more than 20 persons, 4,- € per person / for more than 30 persons, 3,- € per person
School classes under the guidance of two teachers, 1,- € per person
Visit to the cinema 1,- €
Movies are shown in the cinema of the museum every hour. They inform about the World of the Vikings, the excavations in Haithabu and special issues of experimental archaeology., Guided tours (in German, Danish, English, French, Russian) of the historical site and other guided offers for groups in the winter season can be arranged by phone (+49 (0)4621 - 813-222).
Information leaflets and master copies for pupils (worksheets can be obtained from the office +49 (0)4621 – 813 300)., The book accompanying the exhibition "Wikinger Museum Haithabu - Schaufenster einer frühen Stadt" (Viking Museum Hedeby – Window to an earlier town) by H. Elsner can be purchased in German or Danish directly in the Wikinger Museum Haithabu or can be ordered via Fax: +49 (0)4621 813 353 or email: Archaeologieverein.Gottorf@t-online.de
The 'Wikinger Museum Haithabu' (Hedeby Viking museum) is part of the 'Archäologische Landesmuseum - Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloß Gottorf'.
Arriving by car
By car: motorway A7 Hamburg-Flensburg, exit Schleswig/Jagel. The museum is located at the federal road B 76 south of Schleswig., By train: route Hamburg-Flensburg. From railway station Schleswig approx. 3 km on foot or by bus (going in the direction of Kiel) to bus stop Haddeby. In the summer season a motor ship runs regularly between the harbour of Schleswig and the museum.