Viborg City: A Historical Place Worth Seeing in Denmark (2020)
Viborg is located in the middle of Jutland, Denmark. The Viborg city is one of the historical places where in the 8th century some of the Vikings decided to settle in the city during the initial phase of migration.
The city of Viborg is considered one of the influential cities in politics, religion, business, and education. The city name originated from two words “VE” means holy place and “BORG” means castle or fort.
The city was known as a place of worship for several decades. The “Viborg cathedral” was constructed in the year 1,130. The documents suggest it took over 50 years to complete the construction. The building was damaged and burnt several times and rebuilt. The cathedral has several painting and sculptures that indicates the history of Denmark. The last restoration was done in 1876.
The visit to the following places gives the perspective of ancient history of Viborg:
1. Viborg Cathedral
The original medieval cathedral was built in the year 1,130. The cathedral was burnt and damaged several times during the last 700 years. The present Viborg cathedral was built-in modern architecture and restored in 1859. The rebuilding of the church with bricks and granite was debated since it was not giving any impression of the original look of the cathedral. The church was a symbol and represents the religious Danish people. The interior decoration and completion of construction took several years and the cathedral restoration was completed during the early 19th century.
2. Viborg Stadium
The stadium is a modern facility for school and college children to participate in outdoor sport. Most European and North American visit the place for a short time to see the outdoor activities of the local population.
3. Stovgaard Museum
The Skovgaard Museum is located next to Viborg Cathedral. The museum was used as a town hall until the mid 17th century. Later the building was converted to a museum. The museum exhibits several paintings, artwork, and sculptures. Museum has beautiful work of several well-known Danish artists.