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Discover Middle Jutland from The Ancient Road

Photo: Steen Ancher

Not too long ago, Viborg was a capital that united trails from near and far. This is where the cathedral of Viborg could be found, this is where kings were crowned and this is where the Landsting, a former part of the Danish parliament, was located.

Local attractions on The Ancient Road Viborg-Jelling

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The Viborg Lakes
Photo: Malte Bülow

The Viborg Lakes

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

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Hærvejstæppet (embroidered wall hanging)

Hærvejen - the main road of Jutland.

Before the cars and the railways, travelling overland was an arduous undertaking. Often the roads were nothing more than a couple of wheel tracks, and rain could pr...

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Viborg Plantage
Photo: VisitViborg

Viborg Plantage

"Viborg Plantation" has the lay-out of a classical plantation with long straight lines.

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Viborg Swimming Bath
Photo: Viborg Svømmehal

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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De Fem Halder
Photo: Jens Lindhe

De Fem Halder

Visit the landscape of Hald where once the five 'Halder' were situated. Two 'Halder', the manor house 'Hald Hovedgaard' and the ruin named after Bishop Friis stil exist. The five 'Halder' have a long ...

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Kong Knaps Dige
Photo: VisitSilkeborg

Kong Knaps Dige

Kong Knaps Dige (King Knap’s dike) is an ancient rampart dating back to the Iron Age. Today, the dike is about 200 metres long, up to 6.5 metre wide and 1 metre high, but it was originally both higher...

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Stenholt Skov
Photo: Silkeborg Kommune

Stenholt Skov

Stenholt Skov is a protected forest near Engesvang. It consists primarily of oak scrub and holds various ancient relics: Prehistoric mounds, stone formations, traces of a marl track, and the ruins of ...

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Bølling Sø
Photo: Carsten Dall

Bølling Sø

Bølling Sø is a recreated lake between Engesvang, Funder and Kragelund parishes in Central Jutland. The lake, which has a surface of 360 hectares, was recreated in 2004 - 2005 on the waterfront west o...

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Hørbylunde
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Hørbylunde

Hilly nature area west of Silkeborg with lush heather hills.

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Vrads
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Vrads

Vrads is a small city in Jutland. Vrads is located by the heathlands Vrads Sande five kilometers west of Bryrup and 20 kilometers south of Silkeborg. The small city belongs to Silkeborg Municipality a...

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Rørbæk Lake, Tinnet Krat and the Gudenåen spring

Experience the fantastic nature around Rørbæk Lake, Tinnet Krat and the spring from Gudenåen with beautiful hiking trails, the remains of a spring water bathing facility from the 1930s and a rich wild...

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Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings
Photo: Lasse Hyldager

Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings

The Kongernes Jelling (home of the Viking kings) experience centre at the Jelling Monuments invites the whole family to explore Jelling of the Viking Age. Through unique and modern digital sensory exp...

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