Rebild Bakker National Park

Rebild Bakker is a part of the Rebild Bakker National Park. During the whole year the sceneries of Rebild Bakker is an extraordinary sight to see.

Rebild Bakker National Park is a large area of hills covered with heather. The National Park is located near Rebild, which is small town around 25 km south of Aalborg. In 1911 the area was bought be a group of Americans with Danish descent. The area was given to the Danish government in 1912, with the stipulation that a celebration must be held every year on the 4th of July. The non-profit organization Rebild National Park Society inc., was founded to manage and direct the 4th of July celebrations in Rebild Bakker. The celebration has been held every year ever since the start, except during the First World War and Second World War. You can read more about the 4th of July Celebrations here.  

At the entrance to Rebild Bakker, on the right-hand side you will find the “Friendship Lawn” with a sculpture and several busts. The name of the sculpture is “The Emigrant” or in Danish “Christina’s Familie’’ and represents a family that emigrated to the USA. The sculpture was unveiled on 4th of July 2000.

The busts at the entrance are:

  • Entertainer, Victor Borge, unveiled on 4th of July 2001
  • The founder of Rebildselskabet, Max Henius, unveiled on 4th of July 2002
  • USA’s 27th President, William Howard Taft, unveiled 4th of July when he was the first president of honor of Rebildselskabet.

All busts are created by the sculptor Dennis Smith, Utah, USA.

The trail ‘Rebild Bakker and Gravel Sø’ goes through the area. You can find more information on the trail on our website.