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Discover South Jutland from The Ancient Road cycle route

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In Jelling there are several attractions that you can visit: the church, two monumental grave mounds and Denmark’s ”certificate of baptism”, the rune stone that was erected by Harald Blåtand to honour his parents Gorm and Thyra.

Attractions along The Ancient Road cycling trail from Jelling-Padborg

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Towns | South Jutland

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

Churches at The Ancient Road cycling Route in South Jutland

Along The Ancient Road you can find numerous churches. The oldest church has been at its site for a thousand years, the youngest was built only recently. Inside there is time for a break, silence, mindfulness and contemplation. The opening hours can be found on the churches’ websites.

The Jelling Monuments (UNESCO)
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The Jelling Monuments (UNESCO)

In the tenth century, King Harald Bluetooth had Denmark’s name engraved on a rune stone in Jelling and erected two barrows and a church. The Jelling Monuments have enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage patron...

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Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings
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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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Jelling - Viking town and world heritage
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Jelling - Viking town and world heritage

Jelling is a station town with approx. 3,600 inhabitants, located approx. 10 kilometers northwest of Vejle. Jelling is a quaint little town visited by more than 150,000 tourists annually, and not with...

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Vingsted Lake
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Vingsted Lake

Vingsted Lake is located on the outskirts of Vejle Ådal and was previously used as a weapon sacrifice bog. It is possible to fish in the lake where pike, perch and shells live. Nearby you will also fi...

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Engelsholm Lake - angling lake
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Engelsholm Lake - angling lake

At the beautiful Engelsholm Castle you will find the Lake of Engelsholm, a very clean angling lake. The lake is supplied with natural spring water and the river of Vejle Å originates from this lake. I...

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Engelsholm Castle and Gødding Forest
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Engelsholm Castle and Gødding Forest

Engelsholm Forest
Engelsholm Forest was originally part of the splendid estate of Engelsholm Castle, which also included Engelsholm Lake. In 1942, the forest and lake were purchased by the State. Much ...

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The Randbøldal Museum
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The Randbøldal Museum

Randbøldal Museum offers exciting experiences for the whole family. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy nature, history and crafts. Here, children and their families can learn about paper and textile-m...

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Heaths of Randbøl Hede and Frederikshåb Plantation

Randbøl Heath and Frederikshåb Plantage are located approx. 10 km southeast of Billund and offer a wealth of nature experiences. Here you can experience Randbøl Hede, which is one of Denmark's largest...

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Store Rygbjergstenen (rune stone)
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Store Rygbjergstenen (rune stone)

Experience "Store Rygbjergstenen", a rune stone from the 10th century, which stands on a small burial mound at Frederikshåb near Egtved. The rune stone is called Denmark's first love poem.

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The Hamborggård Rock, Bække
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The Hamborggård Rock, Bække

The Hamborggård Rock is located north of Bække close to the Ancient Road.

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Ancient Road exhibition, Bække
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Ancient Road exhibition, Bække

The former bus station in Bække is home to a highly informative exhibition on the Ancient Road, which offers insight into the course of the road and the life that unfolded along it.

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The Rune Stone by Bække Church
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The Rune Stone by Bække Church

The rune stone by Bække Church was erected on a small hillock.

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The Bække Monuments, Klebæk Høje
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The Bække Monuments, Klebæk Høje

Located on the northern outskirts of the village of Bække in South Jutland, Klebæk Høje is an archaeological site that consists of two domed barrows from the Bronze Age and a Viking Age stone ship wit...

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A preserved section of the Ancient Road, Bække
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A preserved section of the Ancient Road, Bække

Just north of the village of Bække, by the parking lot west of the Ribe-to-Vejle road, you find a very authentic section of the Ancient Road. Here you can still see how the road originally cut through...

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The Ancient Road Chronology

The Ancient Road Chronology

Hærvejens tidstavle (The Ancient Road Chronology) is the title of the 3.4-meter tall ceramic bass-relief that hangs on the west gable of the building next to Bække Church used by confirmands. 

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The Rune Stone by Læborg Church
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The Rune Stone by Læborg Church

t was found in the 1600s and erected in the cemetery by the church porch. The stone, which someone has attempted to split, was previously

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Vildtbanestenen ved Læborg
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Vildtbanestenen ved Læborg

Når du kommer vandrende eller cyklende langs Hærvejsruten mellem Bække/Asbo og Læborg, så kan du mod øst bag nyplantede juletræer og et tre-rækket læhegn skimte en gammel gravhøj med en stor stenpæl p...

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Vejen Art Museum
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Vejen Art Museum

Vejen Art Museum is dedicated to Danish Symbolism / Skønvirke (a Danish version of Art Nouveau) from around 1900.

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Skibelund Krat
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Skibelund Krat

Skibelund Krat is today a monumental park. The location was established in 1865 after the loss of Southern Jutland to Prussia and was used as a gathering place for celebrations.

 

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Freedom Brige - Kongeåen
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Freedom Brige - Kongeåen

A concrete construction from 1924, Frihedsbroen (Freedom Bridge) crosses the river of Kongeåen, allowing wayfarers to travel between Københoved and Askov.

Next to the bridge, the characteristic red-a...

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Kongeåen – nature
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Kongeåen – nature

Kongeåen is a relatively short, 60 km river. The wellspring of the river is located east of Vejen and flows west to the Wadden Sea.

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Dresvold, the castle mounds at Skodborg
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Dresvold, the castle mounds at Skodborg

Dresvold by Skodborg is one of the many anonymous castle mounds in southern Jutland.

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Skodborghus
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Skodborghus

Skodborghus was once a castle located by a low-lying riverbank in the valley of Kongeådalen.

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Knagemøllen
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Knagemøllen

'Æ Knagemøllen', which is located about 3 km south of the motorway, is one of the most picturesque buildings by the river of Kongeåen.

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Domænegården, Lundsgård
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Domænegården, Lundsgård

Lundsgård was one of the 36 Southern Jutland tenant farms (domænegård) during the period from 1864 to 1920 when the area was under Prussian/German rule. In 1873, German became the official language of...

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Pilgrim’s shelter in Skodborg Præsteskov
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Pilgrim’s shelter in Skodborg Præsteskov

The pilgrim’s shelter in the woods of Skodborg Præsteskov offers tables and benches, under roof as well as in the open, where you are welcome to take a rest from your hike and enjoy your food. 

 

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Bommerlund Plantage - Naturlejrplads

Fri afbenyttelse i højst 2 nætter uden tilladelse. Pladsen, der ligger på Hærvejen og må benyttes af heste og hestevogne. Pladsen ligger lige øst for Gejlå Bro. Shelteret er ikke bygget til overnatnin...

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Bov Museum "Oldemorstoft"
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Bov Museum "Oldemorstoft"

Oldemorstoft is located at the intersection of the old Hærvej and Gendarmstien in Padborg.

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Bov Svømmehal
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Bov Svømmehal

Bov Indoor pool consists of a 25 meter pool.

There is free play equipment and swimming belts for children.
We can offer sauna.
The swimming pool has constant supervision by lifeguards during the regu...

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The Home Guard Museum
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The Home Guard Museum

The Home Guard Museum contains two collections: The Home Guard Historical Exhibition ?The Home Guard ? in step with time? and The Brigade Collection from the Danish Brigade formed in Sweden 1943-45. T...

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Frøslev Plantage
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Frøslev Plantage

Frøslev Forest which are 1045 hectares, planted onwasteland and shifting sand.

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The Frøslev Camp Museum
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The Frøslev Camp Museum

Experience the story where it took place.

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