torsdag den 19. juli 2018
De bor ikke så langt fra vikingeborgen Fyrkat, der ligger lige på den anden side af Hobro, så i går tog vi en tur derud for at se det.
Tror aldrig, jeg har set en af de der rigtige vikingeborge før, og forventede ikke så meget.
My nephew and his family moved to Mariager. Another city that I never visited before!
They live quite close to the viking fortress Fyrkat, located right on the other side of Hobro, so yesterday, we went to see it.
I don't think I ever saw one of those real viking fortresses before, and my expectations weren't too high.
But it was really exciting and nice! A small center with different houses and activities from the viking period was what we saw first. They had families who spend their holiday as vikings, and they did different things. For instance, some were sewing and preparing to dye yarn.
You could try real viking clothes! So we caught the kids and while they protested, they were dressed as vikings. (Well. The small one didn't protest. He just ran off!) We turned out to be a really pretty viking family!
Afterwards, we went to where the remains of the fortress were. Harald Bluetooth is supposed to have lived there, and the view was really nice. I understand why he chose this spot!
Bortset fra Fyrkat, er Mariager en virkelig smuk lille by. Glæder mig til at komme tilbage hertil!
The fortress itself was huge! They had a model of a long-house, and if you imagine all the houses in there, it must have been a bit crowded. Especially, if you were sitting there, waiting for the enemy to come.....
Apart from Fyrkat, Mariager is a very pretty little town. I'm looking forward to coming back here!