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Why Visit Sweden's Birka Viking City

Birka is a charming old town situated on the Swedish island of Bjorko, right in the middle of Lake Malaren. Established back in the 8th century, it was the central hub and most important Viking trading settlement in the entire Malar Valley.

Today, Birka is an exceptionally well-preserved testimony to the wide-ranging trade network established by the Vikings during the two centuries of their phenomenal economic and political expansion.

Moreover, this Viking city is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, known all over Europe. It is also one of the most important archeological sites providing with information about the history and the Viking lifestyle, which is explored in numerous locations in the island.

Things to do in Birka

There are many things to see here and to be amused by. Providing with exhibitions about the history of the area, the Birka Viking Museum is the best way to get acquainted with its importance and heritage.

Other must-sees are the ancient fields that keep all the Viking secrets, and of course, the breathtaking landscape of Bjorko Island. It all adds up to an unforgettable experience.

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