On steps of vikings


From Wikipedia:

"Hedeby, German Haithabu or Haddeby, was an important trading settlement in the Danish-northern German borderland during the Viking Age. It flourished from the 8th to the 11th centuries.

The site is located towards the southern end of the Jutland Peninsula. It developed as a trading centre at the head of a narrow, navigable inlet known as the Schlei, which connects to the Baltic Sea. The location was favorable because there is a short portage of less than 15 km to the Treene River, which flows into the Eider with its North Sea estuary, making it a convenient place where goods and ships could be ported overland for an almost uninterrupted seaway between the Baltic and the North Sea and avoid a dangerous and time-consuming circumnavigation of Jutland, providing Hedeby with a role similar to later Lübeck.

Hedeby was the second largest Nordic city during the Viking Age, after Uppåkra in southern Sweden, and used to be the oldest city in Denmark until the site became part of Germany.

The city of Schleswig was later founded on the other side of the Schlei, and gave the duchy its name. Old records mention two bridges connecting the two towns. Hedeby was abandoned after its destruction in 1066."

Starting from Flensburg, the plan is to enter the Schlei, visit Schleswig and the Hedeby settlement.

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  1.  Von Kai-Erik Ballak - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5645292
  2. Von Siegbert Brey - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62433782
  3. By Clemensfranz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=136617
  4. Von Frank Maahs - Selbst erstellt von Frank Maahs, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2746723
  5. Von Jörg Braukmann - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42846965
  6. By Fjordship - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32738560
  7. By Georg Denda, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39310151
  8. By TMbux, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52982692
  9. By Jørund Føreland Pedersen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71636730
  10. .By Bild: © Ajepbah / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36460602
  11. By Fabian Horst - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49388455
  12. By Dguendel - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29859899
  13. By Eckhard Schmidt, siehe auch Fotochroniken Kappeln - Originally from de.wikipedia; description page was here. Uploaded to de.wikipedia 23:31, 20. Sep 2005 (Die Schleiperle in Arnis/Schlei., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1033125
  14. By Eckhard Schmidt (1943, gest. 2012) - Eckhard Schmidt (1943, gest. 2012), CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65513547

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