Haithabu House Revivals

Logo: Heydenwall Haithabu House Revivals (H3B)

The Viking Museum Haithabu is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany. The UNESCO has nominated the Viking Age trading venue and the Danewerk border building as world cultural heritage in 2018. Both the museum and the seven reconstructed houses located on the grounds show impressively how people live there during the Early Middle Ages.

You can find out more on the museum's website: https://haithabu.de/en/homepage/

The house revivals aim to implement science-oriented presentations in the context of Haithabu's maritime trade and crafts. We aim to show the everyday life of ordinary people and to learn more about it and understand it through experiments. Participants interested in the presentation will have the opportunity for direct exchange and, of course, a nice get-together. The house revivalis also the base camp of the Heydenwall Boat Crew (HBC) and thus represents a connection point for the boat crew, which organizes its activities in parallel with the house revival. The house revival is also expressly open to people who want to get into the subject of Haithabu representation or are just starting out in the hobby. The prerequisite is an openness to the subject and a willingness to seek and accept help.

The Heydenwall Boat Crew (HBC) is a group of people dedicated to the depiction of historical seafaring. They aim to portray the sailing of historic ships in the context of trade and battle. To achieve this goal together, all the crew have specialized in order to achieve a high quality and are committed to passing on their knowledge to others. There are specializations in the following areas: care of ship and ship material, sailing and special maneuvers, historical representations, demonstration and show. The boat crew wears the anchor as a sign of their commitment.

The focus is on the depiction of the simple, seafaring and artisan population of Haithabu. This focus is also chosen for reasons of quality, as we also include the people's surroundings in the depiction in order to create a collective overall picture.

We are in love with detail and try to depict all areas of life at that time, as long as they do not contradict the modern need for integrity. In concrete terms, this means that our efforts do not stop after the museum closes. For example, our level of detail also includes historically correct cooking, eating and snacking with period-appropriate equipment, crafts using only historical tools and our underwear. For the necessary modernity, we use the concept of time locks, i.e. places where modernity is okay and is recognizable and identified as modern. We do not mix these with the presentation. Time locks include the museum's shelters and the toilet and shower areas.

We value positive social interaction both within the group and with the public, the museum and other groups that are active locally. We are happy to support new people who are interested in the project if they are willing to accept help and strive for a positive culture of discussion. It is not necessary to have or be able to do everything, we are happy to bring equipment together. We all grow together on and with the project.

The common goal is quality at all levels: Equipment, deed and word. The associated scientific quality is created by naming the sources we refer to and the methods we use to arrive at our interpretations. The quality of craftsmanship comes from the fact that we specialize in practical production, help each other and test and improve our work over a long period of time. The quality of our words lies in the fact that we provide information about our actions, sources, techniques and methods. It is particularly evident in the fact that we know and clearly mark our own knowledge boundaries and refer to people who have in-depth knowledge. We maintain a cooperative approach and welcome thematic specialization, as the project is based on exchange and positive cooperation.

These are the events at which the boat crew (HBC) will be active.


  • 28.03. - 31.03. Easter market
  • 02.04. - 07.04. Spring House Revivals (H3B)
  • 08.07. - 14.07. Summer market
  • 29.08. - 01.09. Autumn House Revivals (H3B)
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