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Discover Himmerland from The Ancient Road routes

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In Himmerland you can choose between two routes: start from Løgstør in the west or from Aalborg in the east – or, if you have enough time – you can try both of them.

 

On Hærvejen in Himmerland

In Himmerland you can choose between two routes: start from Løgstør in the west or from Aalborg in the east.

The Ancient Road leads through the cosy town Løgstør at the Limfjord. This is where the historic Hærvejen crossed the Limfjord in the past, possibly at the small elevation in front of the Aggersborg Viking fortress and the church of Aggersborg. South of Løgstør the route leads you along the old train tracks in the direction of Viborg. On the journey you pass through the small towns that were once right on the former track routing: Vindblæs with its mill, Gatten and Hornum. You can look forward to the amazing heathland in Himmerland.

We have collected a few attractions here for your inspiration.

Local attractions Løgstør-Aars

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Aalborghus
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Towns |Himmerland

Links to towns and other interesting attractions along The Ancient Road hiking trail in Himmerland.

Hiking Stage Løgstør - Aars (27 km)

Between Aars and Løgstør, the Hærvej follows the Himmerland Trail constructed on the old railway that was 69 km from Viborg to Løgstør.

Churches along The Ancient Road in Himmerland

You will find several churches along The Ancient Road. They will welcome you in for a visit, just as they have done for the hikers in the past thousand years.

The Aggersborg viking fortress
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The Aggersborg viking fortress

Of all known Viking castles Aggersborg is without a doubt the largest. It was built by Harald Blåtand in 980-81. The location was chosen because it overlooked the most narrow passage of the Limfjord.

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The Limfjord Museum
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The Limfjord Museum

Between the Limfjord and Frederik the VII’s Canal is the Limfjord Museum, where you from April to August and again in a period of October can get a wealth of experiences with the fjord in focus.

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Frederik VII´s Canal
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Frederik VII´s Canal

King Frederik VII's Canal in Løgstør - stretches 4.4 kilometers between Løgstør and Lendrup.

The Canal opened in 1861 and made it possible for the ships to pass by the shallow areas of the Limfjord aro...

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The Mill of Vindblæs
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The Mill of Vindblæs

The Mill of Vindblæs was built from 1875 to 1879. It is a so-called Dutch mill with wood chips.

The mill was in use until 1962 after which it was left to dilapitate. In 1975 the miller donated the mill...

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The Moors of Himmerland
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The Moors of Himmerland

In the middle of western Himmerland the moors of Vindblæs, Oudrup, Ajstrup and Lundby are once again starting to grow together to a unity without disturbing elements such as houses, pylons and wires. ...

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Skarpsallingkarret
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Skarpsallingkarret

Nogle af de smukkeste genstande fra Danmarks oldtid er lavet af keramik. Især i stenalderen blev der produceret smuk keramik med flotte former og komplicerede mønstre.

Keramikken er et vigtigt hjælpe...

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Vesthimmerlands Museum
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Vesthimmerlands Museum

A permanent exhibition about Himmerland's past. Special exhibitions dealing with art and cultural history. The collections include rarities of national standing dating from the stone and bronze ages. ...

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Danish Present-day Museum
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Danish Present-day Museum

The collection of the museum includes a diversity of everyday objects from 20 th centry.
All trades are represented and people have been more than willing to hand over their "jewels" to the museum, whi...

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Rosenparkens Pavillon
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Rosenparkens Pavillon

Rosenparkens Pavillon

15.000 roses, 225 sorts. This flowering tourist attraction was established in 1967 close to the river "Simested Å". A garden without roses, their beauty and colours is hard to i...

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Local attractions Aalborg-Aars-Viborg

Along Hærvejen south out of Aalborg, you will soon come through Drastrup Forest, where you will meet burial chambers and burial mounds. The route continues through open agricultural land through Øster Hornum towards the hillside where Frendrup Nihøje has reigned for more than 3000 years. Continue along the small Himmerland roads and make a stop to see the rune stone in Skivum Church. In Aars, the route runs together with Hærvejen from Hirtshals / Løgstør south towards Viborg.

The route continues along paths and small roads through open land and green areas towards Testrup Church with its old monastery ruins and hostel. Further out of Aalestrup, you follow Simested Å, which with its historic fords has its very own army road history. After Skals, the route Hjarbæk Fjord follows for a while. Follow the route a bit through open land and plantations to Viborg.

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Aalborg Zoo
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Aalborg Zoo

Aalborg Zoo is open 363 days a year - and no two days are alike. With far more than 100 different exotic animal species, educational experiences can be found all year round.

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Aalborg Historical Museum
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Aalborg Historical Museum

At Aalborg Historical Museum, plenty of exciting experiences await you and your family. Explore the great history of Aalborg city, and there will also be plenty of fun activities for the whole family....

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Guldbæk Vineyard
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Guldbæk Vineyard

In the middle of the scenic area by Guldbæk, you can find an interesting and beautiful family owned vineyard. The vineyard is located nearby the village Guldbæk, approximately 20 km south of Aalborg, ...

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The Burial mounds, Frendrup Nihøje

Frendrup Nihøje, can be directly translated to Frendrup Nine Hills, is a protected area with many burial mounds. Today, only 7 are left, and not nine as the name indicates.

The burial mounds are loca...

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Højris Mølle
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Højris Mølle

Hidden away in the river valley of Sønderup Ådal, you will find the mill called Højris Mølle, which is part of Skivum Nørrekrat. In this beautiful nature, you can find a mark of Jutland: an oak thicke...

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Halkær Lake
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Halkær Lake

Halkær Sø is a lovely natural resort with a beautiful view. There is a variety of bird life around the rebuilt lake, which gives ample opportunity for a great nature experience for all kinds of visito...

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The Vessel of Gundestrup
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The Vessel of Gundestrup

The greek historian Strabo tells that the Cimbri held in high esteern magnificent chariots and enormous metal cauldrons preferably made of silver. The discovery in 1891 of a magnificient silver cauldr...

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Simested Å
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Simested Å

Simested Å one of Denmark’s best streams for sea trout, and it particularly known for its large and reproductive sea trout.

The stream is between 3 and 8 meters wide, and it a very clear stream with ...

Undallslund Skov
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Undallslund Skov

The forests north of Viborg include Undallslund Skov, Skrikes Plantage and Neckelmanns Plantage.

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The Viborg Lakes
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The Viborg Lakes

The Viborg Lakes Nørresø and Søndersø in Viborg are attractive fishing areas.

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Viborg Swimming Bath
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Viborg Swimming Bath

Modern swimming baths with warm water pool, slide, activity centre and solarium, massage, wellness centre and much more.

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