The Barrow of the Egtved Girl

The Egtved Girl is one of Denmark’s best-preserved Bronze Age finds and is entirely unique – also from a world perspective.

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.

In January and July, the Vejle Museums publishes an activity brochure, which is available from local public libraries, tourist offices and exhibition venues. You can also access the brochure at

Opening hours
20/03/2016 - 31/10/2016 Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

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Egtved Holt 12
6040 Egtved


+45 76813100


  • Classification

    • Accessibility - Easy access
  • Facilities

    • Offers live demonstrations
    • Coach park
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Archaeology
    • Bronze Age
    • Cultural history
  • Type

    • Local History

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 9.282846
    Latitude : 55.628486

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