Mariager Museum

The history of Mariager

Mariagers historie

Taking a stroll through the old town Mariager

Get to know more about Mariager. We have gathered a bit about the history of Mariager – like “The Holy Birgitta”, the historical buildings and architecture, the museum etc.

Mariager - The History

Mariager is one of Denmark’s smallest market towns. Until 1410 it was only a small fishing village and ferry-stop on the way between Randers and Aalborg. When you stand in the middle of Mariager, you easily feel like time hasn’t changed a thing in the last few hundred years. Mariager is...

"The Holy Birgitta"

The Holy Birgitta or Birgitta of Vadstena as she was also called, early on decided to dedicate her life to serve God and help people in need – and at ...

Historic buildings in Mariager

Mariager is an old town with a lot of history. The town used to have a big fishing industry as well as a ferry at the harbor, that made it possible to...

The Hohøj burial mound

1 km east of Mariager is the large Bronze Age barrow 'Hohøj'. As it is in itself 12 m high and has a diameter of 72 m it is the absolutely biggest bur...

Klosterhaven - the Abbey Garden

The old abbey garden of Mariager Abbey has disabled-friendly paths, which wind through the garden, as well as beehives, pleasant places to sit, a pavi...

Mariager centrum

Mariager is a charming old town dated from about 1400, with attractive old half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, street lamps and roses. A beautiful town with a harbour on the lovely Mariager Fjord. The old town square is definitely worth a visit with several great shops, a  bakery , a ...

Mariager Church

Mariager Abbey church was built in connection with the Bridgettine abbey in the last half of the 15th century and as a house of worship towers above the other buildings. Today the remnants of the abbey have been converted into a registry office and may only be viewed from the outside. (T...

Mariager Museum

The Mariager Museum has a collection of axes, spearheads, knives, chisels, and samples from a kitchen mitten from the Stone Age. From the Bronze Age you can see preserved bronze swords, and there are some fine necklaces, various buckles and razors. There is a room with kitchen tools, chu...