During the Iron Age, the Gudme area was a centre of trade, with connections to the Roman Empire, and was the most important religious centre and centre of power in Denmark for almost four centuries.
Many farmsteads and houses have been excavated here, and the relics show that gold, silver and bronze smiths worked in the area. In addition, dwellings for the king and his warriors centred on the Hall of Gudme’s King, which was discovered in 1993. The many finds are on display in the museum in Svendborg and the National Museum in Copenhagen. A poster exhibit is set up at the site of the Hall of Gudme’s King.