Nonner på Vikingborgen / Nuns at the Viking Fortress
Desværre ved vi ikke nok om vikingeborgen på Nonnebakken, da man gravede området op i 1909 for at anlægge Filosofgangen. Af samme grund har man ikke fundet ret mange levn i området, udover nogle sølvmønter, glasperler, blylod og jernokser. Den skråning, Odd Fellow-palæet står på i dag, udgør den sidste rest af voldanlægget fra vikingetiden.
Og i skolegården på Giersings Realskole er der desuden en stribe brosten, som markerer borgens indre og ydre voldfod. Navnet Nonnebakken kommer iovrigt af, at der i 1100-tallet lå et nonnekloster for benedektinernonner. De flyttede dog senere ud til Dalum. Så måske burde Nonnebakken retteligt hedde Vikingebakken. Scan OR koden, og læs mere om vikinger og nonner.
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Unfortunately, we do not know very much about the Viking fortress at Nonnebakken, except for what little was found when digging up the area in 1909 in order to construct the Philosopher's Walk: some silver coins, glass beads, lead solder and iron oxen. The slope that the Odd Fellow's mansion stands on today constitutes the last remnant of the Viking Age ramparts.
And in the schoolyard at Giersing's Grade School there is also a strip of cobblestones, which marks the outlines of the castle. The name Nonnebakken comes from the fact that in the 12th century there was a nunnery for Benedictine nuns. However, they later moved out to Dalum. So maybe the Nonnebakken should be called Vikingebakken. Scan the OR code and read more about Vikings and nuns.
Erected by Kommune Odense.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 55° 23.544′ N, 10° 23.286′ E. Marker is in Odense, Syddanmark (Southern Denmark), in Odense Kommune. Marker can be reached from Nonnebakken just east of Hunderupvej. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nonnebakken / "Nunnery Hill" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Munke Mølle / Monks' Mill (about 90 meters away); Kongemord og Tordenskræpper / Royal Murder and Red Butterbur (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ambrosius Stub (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hans Christian Andersen at Vestergade 57-59 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Grønbenet Gakket Gangart / Washladies, Water Sprites, and Waddlers (approx. half a kilometer away); Hans Christian Andersen - School (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Oldest Kingdom of the World (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odense.
Also see . . . Nonnebakken (Wikipedia). "Nonnebakken (literally, "The Nun Hill") is a hill in Odense, Denmark. It is the site of one of Denmark's six former Viking ring castles, built during the reign of Sweyn Forkbeard, who had forced his father Harold Bluetooth to leave the country and seek refuge by the Jomsvikings on Wollin (modern Poland) around 975. The fort enabled its occupier command of the Odense River passing next to the hill....The name refers to a benedictine nunnery located here in earlier times. At the end of the 12th century, the nuns left the site to build a new church in Dalum to the southeast, now a suburb of Odense." (Submitted on December 22, 2018.)
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