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Two children playing with an interactive exhibition at the Industrial Museum in Horsens

Trip suggestions: Day trips with a historical touch

Photo: David jervidal

Are you curious about our common history and what has shaped the Denmark we know today? In the Coastal Land, you can travel back in time and explore unusual museums, historic buildings and crazy stories and finds from a distant and recent past.

Travel back in time

Suggestions for day trips where learning, communication and entertainment go hand in hand.


Feel the history at the Industrial Museum

Welcome to the paradise of the curious fingers! At the Industrial Museum it’s noisy and lively, and it’s “learn by doing”. Compete against the family on the assembly line, assemble a Puch Maxi engine in the moped workshop, or explore all the other active workshops and exhibitions.


Family trip to the south side of Horsens Fjord

Can you build stools from a whale skeleton, move an entire farm in a wheelbarrow and sail into the sea with a tractor? Take the family to the scenic south side of Horsens Fjord, and find the answers at Glud Museum and Denmark’s Ferguson Museum.

Drone photo of Odder town
Photo: Destination Coastal Land

Take a town walk in Odder

Odder is much more than a lovely station town. Here you can experience the tranquillity and roots of the town’s small and sometimes hidden stories. Take an historic town walk and discover how past and present unite in the town streets.



Invigorating trip with a fjord, pines and treatment paths

This trip takes you past picturesque landscapes along the refreshing treatment paths at beautiful Vejle Fjord and Træskohage Lighthouse. When you breathe the fresh fjord air, you feel exactly why the area is - and has been - a favourite spa area with a focus on the body and mind

Family visits The Prison Museum (Fængslet)
Photo: Destination Coastal Land

Experience life behind bars

Can you be behind bars? In the Prison Museum, you can experience life as an inmate. Although the history of the place is bleak and serious, there are live exhibitions and space for play. In the prison park, the kids can try their hand as an escape artist on the “Great Escape" play tower.


Historic trip along the south side of Horsens Fjord

If you love nature experiences, then go on a 26 km round trip at Boller and Bjerrelide on the south coast of Horsens Fjord. Here you will find a large natural and forest area waiting to be explored, and a lot of historical sights. The trip is perfect for both cycling and mountain biking.


Satisfy your cultural hunger in the industrial town of Horsens

24 hours in Horsens is almost too little. However, we have gone to great lengths to pick out small and large must-sees, so you can make the most of your visit with us.


Drone photo of Uldum marsh
Photo: Hedensted Municipality

Travel to the End of the World at Uldum Marsh

There is a large bog and marsh area in Uldum Marsh by the Gudenå river, which is fantastic to explore for both young and old. Also visit Uldum Mill, where marsh bodies, millstones and oatmeal go hand in hand.


Family-friendly bicycle trip on a former railway path

The Horsens-Silkeborg Nature Trail is a 61-kilometre signposted cycle route that follows the old Bryrup railway. Most of the route runs along asphalted railway tracks, and you therefore you are on busy roads very much, which makes it perfect for the family.


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