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When asked what they were doing, they responded in German saying thst they were looking for the museum called Haitabu on the north coast of Germany when the batteries in their GPS gave out and they took a wrong turn br Denmark.

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Haitabu:  A settlement from the Viking period (9th-11th centuries), located near the present day City of Schleswig, on the northern coast of Germany at the Baltic Sea.  Haitabu is the German spelling/pronunciation; Hedeby is the Danish/English spelling.  The area is currently being considered for a World Heritage Site status from UNESCO.

[.de]    Haitabu: Eine Siedlung aus der Wikingerzeit (9. bis 11. Jahrhundert), in der Nähe der heutigen Stadt Schleswig, an der Nordküste von Deutschland an der Ostsee entfernt. Haitabu ist die deutsche Rechtschreibung / Aussprache; Haithabu ist die dänisch / englische Schreibweise. Der Bereich wird derzeit für eine Weltkulturerbe-Status der UNESCO berücksichtigt.

Haitabu-Hedeby  is small village in the northeast corner of Independence Isle, founded by Urman. Urman migrated from Jenn Kellon Home, where he had been a member of the village of Wildside. The German name Haitabu, was given first billing in recognition of the German members of Wildside (Yupps, Wollschaf, Saroman, and Woodywurm), who migrated to Wild at the cleansing.

Enjoying a high position on the ridge above the outer sea, Haitabu has good access to the interior of the island. Close neighbors include Mist to the southwest and Fort Karhula to the southeast.

    Where?     Wikinger Museum Haithabu address   Am Haddebyer Noor 5, 24866 Busdorf, Germany ‎ +49 4621 813 ext. 222

SOURCES FOR FOLLOWING:  http://ostseefjordschlei.com/vikings   &  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jrO2J88o9PA#t=1s  

From the 8th to the 11th century A.D., the Vikings were a dominant force in northern Europe. The port city of Haithabu at the western end of the Baltic Sea inlet known as the Schlei was one of their most important settlements and mercantile centres.

Today, a fascinating Viking Museum awaits you in Haithabu, reopened in 2010 after a complete re-modelling and re-organisation. Directly adjacent to the museum, you can travel back in time one thousand years into the world of the legendary Norsemen with a visit to the seven reconstructed Viking houses of Haithabu.  Whether you come only for a day or stay longer, Wikson and Ilsa – the Viking mascots of the Schlei region – are already looking forward to the chance to make the history of the Vikings come alive for you.

[ .de]    Vom 8. bis zum 11. Jahrhundert n. Chr., waren die Wikinger eine dominierende Kraft in Nordeuropa. Die Hafenstadt Haithabu am westlichen Ende der Ostsee Einlass als Schlei bekannt war einer ihrer wichtigsten Siedlungen und merkantilen Zentren.

[.de ]  Heute erwartet Sie eine faszinierende Wikinger-Museum Haithabu in Ihnen, im Jahr 2010 nach einer kompletten Re-Modellierung und Re-Organisation eröffnet. Direkt neben dem Museum kann man in der Zeit zurückreisen 1000 Jahre in die Welt der legendären Nordmänner mit einem Besuch in den sieben rekonstruierten Wikinger Häuser Haithabu. Egal, ob Sie kommen nur für einen Tag oder länger bleiben, Wikson und Ilsa – die Viking Maskottchen der Schlei Region – freuen uns schon auf die Chance, die Geschichte der Wikinger lebendig werden für Sie.

Viking Tavern at Haithabu   (It’s Party Time in Germany, “Let’s have a beer”.)              (Es ist Party-Zeit in Deutschland: “Lasst uns ein Bier trinken”.)

Guests at the Viking Tavern can look forward to a unique Viking experience. Whether in the Viking grotto or the mead brewery, with a Viking meal and drinks ranging from Asgaard beer to Viking mead, the world of a thousand years ago becomes real enough to taste! „Genuine Vikings“ will provide fun and entertainment for all ages.

Summertime in Haithabu
 From the 3rd to the 11th of July, it’s „Summertime in Haithabu – Life and Artisanry a Millennium Ago“. Visitors can watch modern Vikings go about their daily business. You’ll see how  the Vikings lived, cooked, and baked and how Viking craftsmen used to work at their trades.

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