The Egtved Girl is one of Denmark’s best-preserved Bronze Age finds, which is also internationally unique. Come and hear the story told by VejleMuseerne about the young Bronze Age girl and see the Egtved girl’s barrow.
The Egtved Girl was laid to rest in an oak coffin in 1370BC. When she was found in 1921 she was dressed in one of the world's best-preserved women’s gowns. The latest research shows that the Egtved Girl did not originate from Egtved but was born in the Black Forest in present-day Germany. Today, the site is home to a reconstruction of her original grave mound – 22 meters in diameter and four meters in height. There is also a small museum where you can see a copy of the Egtved Girl's coffin as well as copies of her dress and buckle. The originals are on display at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The surroundings have been landscaped as they were in the Bronze Age.
The Barrow of the Egtved Girl is part of VejleMuseerne. A flyer is issued with information about the activities of the month. The flyer is available at the tourist office and at museums and exhibition centres. It can also be accessed at www.vejlemuseerne.dk.