If you're a bucket list kind of traveller, you'll be pleased to know you could tick three UNESCO World Heritage Sites off your list on a trip around the south and west coast of Jutland! Here some highlights to present to you:
The Wadden Sea National Park
Go on an oyster safari on the wide beaches of Jutland’s Wadden Sea National Park, or behold the spectacle of the Black Sun murmurations.
The Viking runestones at Jelling
Get up close to real actual Viking rune stones! The Jelling rune stones are more than a thousand years old and Europe’s finest Viking age monument
The unique town of Christiansfeld
Experience town planning... from 1773! An added bonus for when you're here: Europe’s best preserved Moravian city is famed for its delicious honey cakes.
The historical home of the brick!
Follow your own play pilgrimage to the stunning LEGO® House and original LEGOLAND® in Billund.
Ribe is Denmark's oldest town
Ribe looks pretty good for its age (1300 years old)
The atmosphere in the medieval city centre cannot be described in words. It has to be experienced. The cobbled narrow streets, the well-preserved houses and plaques each tell their part of the proud history that stretches back to around 710 AD.
From here trading between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe began, followed by the spreading of Christianity, with Ribe maintaining its greatness well into the Middle Ages. Denmark is famous for its Vikings, and from Ribe their wooden ship set out into Europe to trade - and spread terror as well. This dramatic early history is in evidence in many city locations. Today, there is a peaceful, cosy ambience everywhere - in the pedestrian street, the art museum, the abbey and the old eateries.
Only the rushing water of the water mills, the sound of bells and the evening song of the night watchman break the silence. Set aside plenty of time to pay a visit to Ribe Cathedral. From its tower you can gaze out over the Wadden Sea National Park, which is a Unesco World Heritage attraction, and glimpse the architectural gem - the Wadden Sea Centre. This captivating sight calls for closer exploration.