The Ancient Road’s location originates in the landscape of the ice age. After the ice had retreated, streams, rivers were began draining to the east.
The area between the eastern and west directed streams is called the water-shells – here it was easier to get the dry-wood through Jutland, and this was why The Ancient Road was here.
Since the earliest residents in the country, people have moved along The Ancient Road. Therefore, you can experience monuments dating back to the Bronze Age and some of the most beautiful monuments of Denmark’s Viking Age can be found on this road. Especially in and around Jelling.
Since the Middle Ages, The Ancient Road has been an important transport route for meat – from the meadows in Jutland to the European metropolitan areas. Read more about Hærvejen on the official website: www.haervej.dk