Welcome to The End of the World
In Uldum Marsh lies a large bog and marsh area by the Gudenå river. The nature is unique - so unique that there is a place in the marsh named “The End of the World”. Furthermore, the area hides an exciting cultural history that you can eavesdrop to here.
Start the day at Uldum Mill Museum,
where it is perfect to park the car. Inside the beautiful Dutch mill you can see the cultural history exhibition over the nearby marshland that is traversed by the Gudenå river. Part of the exhibition tells about a bog body from the Iron Age about 100 years BC, which was found in Uldum Marsh in 1877 and was named the Uldum girl.
Also visit the Mill Shop and take home the mill’s organic flour and oats, or buy some of the other local specialties in the shop.
Explore Uldum Marsh
Now the trip goes to the marsh! Leave the car at Uldum Mill, lace up your shoes and walk along Kærvejen, or drive off the same way out to the marsh’s little car park. However, be aware that the dirt roads out in the marsh area may well be a little worse for wear from the wind, weather and water.
Peat digging during World War I and II has created rich opportunities for plant, fish and bird life. There are several bird towers in the area. The Gudenå river flows across the marsh and contains animal and plant species, which are rare and endangered. In Uldum Marsh there is, for example, Pinocchio frogs, large water salamander, certain bat species and rare and protected plant species – including Western Marsh Orchid and globeflower. At the central car park at the end of Kærvejen you will find a bird tower, toilets, shelter and fire pit.
Take a few photos of the many animal and plant species on the info boards at the bird tower and see how many you can spot out in the marsh!!