From Thursday, 11th of July, until Sunday, 14th of July 2019, viking craftsmen and merchants are coming back to the former trade metropolis at the Schlei fjord. Viking age crafts and trading goods are crucial elements of our market days.
Our reenactors, craftmen and goods come from all over Europe, from high Scandinavia to the deep Baltic region. Authentic crafts in authentic atmosphere, this is the goal of the summermarket in Germany‘s only viking museum.
Meet the vikings – here in Hedeby, where they lived, worked and traded their goods 1000 years ago. Let them take you back into times, where crafts and trading had its high times, and where skills were needed, that today hardly anybody knows.
From precious jewellery to fine fur, all those things from many countries and cultures are going to be traded or produced on the market.
Many finds from the viking age are definitely not from this region. They were traded to our coasts, and this is the way we do it nowadays as well.
Find out how a nail is produced, a bed is built, which weapons and armor the vikings carried. There is so much to discover on the market.
The smell of the blacksmith‘s fire wafts through the area, people are weaving, dyeing, sewing, making iron, building chains, doing woodturning, carving; Shoes are sewn and stone is worked, Bows are built and nets are formed – here craft is given a new life! Authentic goods are made with authentic tools and materials.
And you can learn some of those skills!
There are kids activities like bowshooting, tin casting and more. The given workshops are ment for adult visitors.
Gain an insight of vikingtime craftwork to complete your picture of the skilled abilities and efforts of our time.
You don't need to register. You don’t need special clothes, tools or something else.
All tools and materials will be provided.
We would like to ask the participants to be at the Meeting Point in time that your host can pick you up there.
When: 3pm / Where: The Meeting Point is next to the entrance at the visitor sitting accommodations. You will find there a sign "Workshop Meeting Point". / Price: All workshops will have a different price. The workshop fee includes all materials and of course you can take your workpiece.
Nets were used for several purposes, for transport or fishing. Instructor Max will show you which nets were used for the different applications. You will learn different knots to start your own project. Everything is possible! From a shopping net to a hammock, the historical tehniques fit well into modern times!
Appx 50 min, 10,00 Euro p.P., Language: german
Viking age silver ring
Thick silver wire was often used to produce jewellery during the viking age. Whether turned or braided, bracelets, necklaces or rings, everything apperared in silver. With authentic tools Linda will show you how to make your own viking ring.
Appx 30 - 50 min, 10,00 Euro p.P., Language: english
Chains from bronze were importatn accessoires in viking age clothing, they were used to attach every day items like keys, hygiene sets, knives or other jewellerey to belts or brooches. Florian will instruct you how to produce a small viking age chain from bronze wire.
Appx 1 hour, 10,00 Euro p.P., Language: german
Ropes are important. You need them for ship operations and in everyday life. Lern how to make your own rope with course instructor David.
Appx 1 hour, 10,00 Euro p.P., Language: german
Slavic and Viking Stamped ceramics
On the workshops the participants will learn about the orginal patterns and make themselves a mug which they will decorate.
Appx 1.5 hour, 10,00 Euro p.P., Language: english
Make a knife
Here you can make your daily life knife. This workshop is a bit different.
We ask the participants to meet the workshop leader Tom in the morning to make an appointment. Pro-Booking unfortunately is not possible.
The workshop itself take place daily at 11am.
Max. 1-2 participants, length appx 2 hour, 50,00 Euro p.P., Language: german
We are very much looking forward for all you - Participants and Visitors!
The viking museum Haithabu is located about four kilometer southeast of the the Schloss Gottorf in the village of Busdorf, part Haddeby.
Arrival by car:
For your navigation system please use the following adress: Am Haddebyer Noor 5, 24866 Busdorf, Germany
Autobahn A7 Hamburg - Flensburg, Exit Schleswig/Jagel.
The museum is located at the federal highway 76 between Schleswig and Eckernförde.
Arrival by train or bus:
Railway Hamburg - Flensburg. It is a walk from the main trainstation of Schleswig of about three kilometer. You also can take the bus no. 4810 of the compan Autokraft, leaving from the trainstation direction Kiel and exit at the stop Haddeby (driving time about 5 min).
The entrance fee is valid for the market and the museum.
|Kids under 6 years||free|
|Pupils, Trainees, Students||5,00 Euro|
|with children under 16 years||17,00 Euro|
|over 30 Personen / per Person||4,00 Euro|
|School Class per Person||1,00 Euro|
|Audioguide||per Person||2,00 Euro|
The broadminded and free car park for the Vikings museum and for the Vikings houses Haithabu is to be reached about the federal highway 76, the major road between Schleswig and Eckernförde. There is enough space also reserved for penalty. The museum is builtand fittet whellchair-accessible.
For walking-handicapped guests one can borrow a wheelchair in the museum to facilitate to them the way from and to the car park. About 50 meters before the museum are three car parks for handicaped people.
Foreign-language guests get translations for the showcase texts in Danish, English, French.
If you do have questions about the museum itself, please watch the museums website here.
For questions about a holiday home, please contact the local tourism office in Schleswig.
Dogs are not allowed inside the museum and the viking housing area! In front of the entrance is a dog parking area with water to rest the dogs in the shade.