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What shaped Denmark and the modern society that we live in today? Get to know the Coastal Land and the Danes through museums, historic buildings and crazy stories from a distant and recent past.

Museums rich with history

The Coastal Land is abundant in culture and history, so wherever you are going, you’ll find exciting stories to delve in. Here, we have collected four museums, that really bring history to life - each and every one is a memorable experience for the whole family.

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Glud Museum
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Glud Museum

Discover 350 years of village history at the open-air museum in the village of Glud. Visit Denmark’s oldest dated farmhouse, take part in fun family activities, experience working workshops or see the...

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Horsens Museum
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Horsens Museum

Be captivated by the exciting local history in this museum of cultural history. Gain knowledge about Horsens through three centuries and explore the countless archaeological discoveries and learn more...

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Odder Museum
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Odder Museum

Odder Museum is situated right in the centre of Odder in a lovely green area close to the high street of Odder. The area is a great cultural environment with the historical Odder Water and Steam Mill....

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Uldum Mill Museum (Uldum Mølle)
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Uldum Mill Museum (Uldum Mølle)

See, feel and sense the living cultural history in a beautiful old mill from 1895. See for yourself how the flour was produced and learn more about the noble craftmanship that has characterised the ar...

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The machines that revolutionised Denmark

There is plenty of opportunity for exploring history in a way that lets even the youngest family members take home an amazing experience. Learn a lot of new ‘fun facts’ about tractor history, industrial history and agricultural history on a tour of large and small museums with a lot of heart.

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Denmark’s Ferguson Museum
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Denmark’s Ferguson Museum

Experience the world’s largest collection of Ferguson tractors in idyllic rural surroundings. Take your family to learn more about the historic old tractor at the museum exhibition before heading into...

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Bjerre Mill (Mølle)
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Bjerre Mill (Mølle)

The mill is always open for visitors.

Bjerre Mill is an octagonal Dutch windmill and the wooden structure is covered with red tiles.

The Mill was built in 1860, but wasn’t insured against fire befor...

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Bjerre Jail (Arrest)
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Bjerre Jail (Arrest)

In the village of Bjerre lies this remarkable building, rich in history. The old courthouse is full of exciting stories and is today used for events and tours.

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The Monastery Mill (Klostermølle)
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The Monastery Mill (Klostermølle)

This lovely attraction combines beautiful nature with exciting cultural history. The former Benedictine monastery and paper factory is now a popular excursion point well suited as a picnic spot.  Old,...

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The Gate at Åkjær
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The Gate at Åkjær

The gate at Åkjær is linked to the legendary character "Svend Felding" He was born at the Åkjær Manor, and it is for this reason that the bridge across the river at the village of Bilsbæk is known as ...

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Buildings that tell the course of history

Denmark's historical heritage is evident from our buildings, nature, sculptures, and the landscape. Go on an excursion to some of the most distinctive historic buildings along the coast.

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Boller Castle
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Boller Castle

Boller Castle is a historical building, dating back to the middle of the 14th Century, and involves several noble families, drama and parties in the surrounding garden back in the 1700s. Visit Boller ...

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Åkjær Manor
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Åkjær Manor

Åkjær Manor is one of the largest manors in Jutland located south of Odder between the villages of Hundslund and Ørting. 

This manor is the oldest in the area, and through out the Middle Ages it belo...

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Jørgensens Hotel
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Jørgensens Hotel

In Historical settings in the heart of Horsens your will find Jørgensens Hotel with a splendid view of the lively pedestrian street. The beautiful mansion is furnished as a modern Hotel still in touch...

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Scandic Bygholm Park Hotel
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Scandic Bygholm Park Hotel

Enjoy a romantic stay in historic surroundings in this old manor from 1775. Feel the noble atmosphere in the old buildings and go for a walk in the manor park. The hotel is located very close Horsens ...

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Palsgaard Castle
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Palsgaard Castle

Palsgaard dates back to 1275-1300 whereto remnants of the origanal castle have been dated.
Back then, the buildings were placed 1,5 kilometers farther to the northeast compared to the present main bui...

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Vestbirk Hydropower Plant
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Vestbirk Hydropower Plant

Vestbirk Hydropower Plant is the obvious destination for an excursion, when looking for beautiful natural surroundings mixed with historic buildings. The waterpower station is one of the many exciting...

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More historical sites

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The Uncovered Bridge (Den Genfundne Bro)
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The Uncovered Bridge (Den Genfundne Bro)

In the idyllic surroundings of Bakkelandet near Horsens, you find a unique tourist attraction with an incredible history for the whole family to enjoy. The beautiful bridge across Gudenåen which was h...

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Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)
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Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)

Close to the river Gudenå and Salten Langsø (lake) lie the remains of what used to be Gl. Rye Airfield. Today the airfield is abandoned but has an interesting history that traces back to WW2 and the G...

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Unique collection of millions of years old fossils

See some of the world's oldest fossils in a private collection.

Dinosaurs, pre-mammoth elephants and fulgurite, a fossilised lightning, are just some of the unique discoveries you can experience at F...

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Flensborg's widow house
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Flensborg's widow house

At Nørregade 31 in Horsens you can find a house that served as one of the city’s widow houses.

The house was owned by the mayor Andreas Flensburg and his wife Ane Stephansdatter in the last decades o...

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The Planet Path (Planetstien)
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The Planet Path (Planetstien)

Hop on the bike or enjoy a walk on The Planet Path in the scenic area along Horsens Fjord and experience the solar system unfold on the 3 kilometres from Høegh Guldbergs Gade to The Fishing House near...

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Yding Skovhøj – Denmark’s highest point
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Yding Skovhøj – Denmark’s highest point

You will find many of the biggest hills of Denmark in the beautiful, hilly and forested area between Horsens and Silkeborg. The highest of them all are found in Ejer Mountains (Bjerge). Here, you can ...

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Slaggård Banke
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Slaggård Banke

A few kilometres south of The Uncovered Bridge and east of the Gudenå valley is a hilly area characterized by ridges with burial mounds on top of them.

In the area Vorbjerge there are several mounds ...

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Purhøj
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Purhøj

Purhøj is one of Denmark’s biggest hills with a summit 121 metres ASL. The hill can be seen 40 kilometres away, has an interesting history and a beautiful view of Horsens Fjord.

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King Erik Menved's Castle
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King Erik Menved's Castle

King Erik Menved's Castle

In Bygholm park the remains of King Erik Menved’s castle can be found, on a hill called "Slangebjerg" [The Snake Hill]. The castle was constructed in 1313 and used as residen...

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The Mounds of Bjørnkær Castle
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The Mounds of Bjørnkær Castle

In the beautiful nature west of Hou, you find a well-preserved rampart which was a fortress in the Middle Ages. The castle ruin is the best preserved of its kind in the local area and a suitable desti...

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Boringholm medieval castle ruins
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Boringholm medieval castle ruins

The medieval castle Boringholm was built in an bog in the 1360’ies. The castle was made of wood.

The remnants of the medieval castle Boringholm is located in a bog in the village of Boring by Boring ...

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