The prices for the excursions have not yet been fixed. We have applied to several sources for financial support and hope to be able to subsidise a reasonable part of the cost for participants.

Half-day Excursion September 21, 2021 (3 options to be chosen from)

Tour A: Schloss Gottorf: Nydam Hall 🔗 (Iron Age and runic inscriptions from Thorsberg; guide through the exhibition: Andreas Rau [archaeology])

Tour B: Schloss Gottorf: museum exhibition 🔗 (Middle Ages and runic inscriptions from Schleswig; guides through the exhibition: Volker Hilberg [archaeology], Klaus Düwel [runology])

Tour C: Wikingermuseum Haithabu 🔗 (Viking Age and runic inscriptions from Haithabu; guide through the exhibition: Claus von Carnap-Bornheim [archaeology])

Evening delight (included in all 3 options): Joint stroll on and along the Halbkreiswall of Haithabu (guide on the spot: Claus von Carnap-Bornheim [archaeology])

Joint Dinner in Schleswig: at your own expense

Full-day excursion September 23, 2021 (4 options to be chosen from)

Excursion 1: Illerup and Moesgård (excursion guide: Ute Zimmermann)
The excursion will focus on the Iron Age inscriptions from Illerup. Besides visiting the excavation site at Illerup Ådal, there will be the possibility to see the actual finds at Moesgård Museum 🔗, where also numerous rune stones from later times are on display. The program is rounded off by stops at the Viking Age rune stones in Sønder Vissing on the way to Illerup and in Jelling on the way back.

Excursion 2: Ribe and Malt (excursion guide: Edith Marold)
The excursion begins at the Viking Age trading town Ribe, where replicas of the runic inscriptions on the Ribe-Cranium and the healing stick as well as some smaller items with runes and a fragment of a unique rune stone with ornamental decoration, otherwise only known from Sweden, can be seen. After a city tour of Ribe with a visit to the cathedral, there is an opportunity on the way back to see the Malt stone in the Sønderskov Museum and the rune stones from Læborg and Bække.

Excursion 3: Oldenburg and Lübeck (excursion guide: Michael Lerche Nielsen)
The excursion takes a look at the cultural history and runic inscriptions from the Slavonic settlements of Starigard/Oldenburg and (Alt-)Lübeck. At the Oldenburger Wallmuseum 🔗, the preserved wall of the former settlement, reconstructed buildings from the era and exhibitions on the Slavs in Schleswig-Holstein can be seen. In Lübeck there is the possibility to see the runic inscriptions from Alt-Lübeck and visit the European Hansemuseum 🔗.

Excursion 4 (limited to 25 people max.): Isle of Föhr (excursion guides: Christiane Zimmermann, Martin Segschneider and Bente Majchczack [archaeology/excavation], Volkert Faltings [Frisian and the Frisians]).
The focus of the excursion will be on the culture and history of the Frisians and the Frisian language on the Isle of Föhr. We have been invited to the Ferring Stiftung 🔗 where Volkert Faltings will introduce us to the culture, history and language of the Frisians. The Viking Age history of the island and its contacts to Scandinavia will be at the centre of the outdoor programme. We will be visiting the excavation at Borgsumburg, a ring-shaped rampart dating to the 8th to 11th century – and, until today, dominating the landscape with a height of 8 m – and two neighbouring trading settlements from the same period which were discovered at Goting and Witsum. The natural harbours of these two sites formed an integral part of the early medieval coastal trade-network reaching from Dorestad in the South to Ribe and other trading centres in the North.