10 Things to Do in Skaerbaek That You Shouldn't Miss

February 17, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Discover the best top things to do in Skaerbaek, Denmark including LEGO House, Royal Jelling, Givskud Zoo, Viborg Domkirke, Museum Jorn Silkeborg, Lyngvig Fyr, Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede, Kalkgruben Monsted, Himmelbjergtaarnet, Danmarks Flymuseum.
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1. LEGO House

Ole Kirks Plads 1, Billund 7190, Denmark +45 82 82 04 00
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5 based on 120 reviews

LEGO House

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a real LEGO® House? That’s why we built this world of creative experiences. Discover the magic behind the brand, and the endless possibilities for play and learning with the inspiring LEGO brick. Also known as “Home of the Brick”, the new LEGO House is located in Billund, Denmark, where the LEGO brick was invented.

Reviewed By Julie C - New Milton, United Kingdom

Wasn’t expecting too much but was really impressed with the variety of activities, the quality of the exhibits and the wonderful staff who were all so friendly and helpful. If you’re thinking about going then just book it ... you won’t be disappointed!

2. Royal Jelling

Gormsgade 23, Jelling, Vejle 7300, Denmark +45 41 20 63 31
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4.5 based on 275 reviews

Royal Jelling

Jelling is one of Denmark's most important historical sites. In 1994, the monuments were included on UNESCOs list of historical monuments that are particularly worthy of preservation, the World Heritage List (thus joining, for example, Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China). Two huge mounds and two large rune stones, with a whitewashed church midway between them - what links these impressive monuments from the past? The permanent exhibition centre, Royal Jelling, is closed but will reopen in the summer of 2015, including a roof Terrace from which you can view the area with the two rune stones, the ship setting and palisade. The exhibition covers a number of the mysteries associated with Jelling. Was it King Gorm the Old that archaeologists found beneath the floor of Jelling Church? Was he really first buried in the northern mound in accordance with pagan custom? And why does the largest rune stone depict both the Midgard serpent and Christ on the cross? Who lies buried in the world's largest ship setting? The exhibition also shows how the finds at Jelling have expanded our knowledge of Denmark's Viking heritage and how the story of Thyra has become a saga of almost mythical proportions. Jelling con¬tains much of what can be regarded as Denmark's national identity. Admission to the exhibition is free, although there is a charge for guided tours on various themes.

Reviewed By nick w - London, United Kingdom

This is an excellent museum. Although it does not have much by the way of objects inside, it is mostly graphical and interactive, it nevertheless does an excellent job explaining the fascinating Viking history of the site and it's significance for the establishment of christianity in Denmark. Entrance is free and the text is in Danish and English. There is a small cafe on site (which has some gluten-free options).
There is an excellent viewing platform of the roof showing the mounds and the church which are literally just a stones throw away. The famous stones themselves are located next to the church in glass cases.
There is free car parking next to the site.

3. Givskud Zoo

Loeveparkvej 3 | Give, Give, Hedensted 7323, Denmark +45 75 73 02 22
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4.5 based on 474 reviews

Givskud Zoo

Enjoy a day in the animal kingdom – GIVSKUD ZOO is only a 25-minute drive from Billund. Take the family on safari in your own car or on the GIVSKUD ZOO Safari Bus. You drive across the African savannah, where zebras and giraffes have right of way. Continue into the Lions' Den and feel the thrill as the big cats lumber past your car. Throughout most of the season, the gorillas, lemurs and other species are fed daily. Children are welcome to help the zoo guide feed the camels. If you need to take a break, GIVSKUD ZOO has lots to offer the whole family – it's a great place to play, relax and have fun! Visit the teepee camp, where children can bake bonfire bread and pan for gold.Let the children run wild on our huge play area and stroke the goats. And don't forget to see our Tyrannosaurus Rex and the other fascinating giants of the past in our Dinosaur Park. It's the biggest collection of dinosaurs in Denmark. Welcome to GIVSKUD ZOO.

Reviewed By sptor - Klaipeda, Lithuania

Since we were visiting Billund area for more prolonged period of time (around a week of stay to be exact) on this trip we also looked for the attraction to be attended with kids except for Legoland and Lalandia, so Givskud zoo was obvious choice (I've looked it on previous visit but we didn't have enough time), especially due to the fact that we were travelling by car and for this place this is very welcome since otherwise getting there with small children maybe a bit tricky. If you are going there by car - which is best thing to do, taking in account how this place is built, - you will need to drive around half an hour from Billund, and at some places road is really picturesque and not so flat as you may expect from Denmark, is certain place you'll experience even something like hairpin bends :) on the hilly part of it.
The park itself is quite nice and big, tickets quiet pricey (and what is not in Denmark) but actually we visited there twice - since we had resort passes from Lalandia which included unlimited access both to Legoland and Givskud zoo during period of the stay - and if you are planning more than one visit to the zoo I highly recommendget either their annual ticket (price actually bit less than two single visit ticket as far as I recall), or if you staying at Lalandia to upgrade to aforementioned resort pass. On the first time visit we've arrived to park around 4 hours before closing time, there were not much visitors already and we were not yet aware that the best experience in order to see the animals would be to drive through the park in car, so we took a walk instead first. Actually walking is also OK, but mostly in terms of seeing smaller animals, visiting goat pens, and animals which require special conditions (like the tropical ones), also kids participated in the "gold mining" attraction which fairly to say was twice cheaper then same in Legoland, maybe not so fancy organized but anyway "gold medal" was handed to each "miner", as well as free Indian bread available for baking (this paid separately in Legoland) - on the side note, I can say that most same things like ice cream, slushy ice and so on are if not twice cheaper than in Legoland, but close to it.
After that we finally decided to took safari by car, and that's were it got even more interesting. As usual in such parks small animals is often hard to spot, but the big ones was visible just perfectly and from the very small distance - it's a breathtaking experience to see buffalo or giraffe at the length of your hands, as well as full grown male lion crossing road just in front of your car. As I understood we got lucky on the first visit since we met with lions just after entering their territory and needn't to drive around to find them. Also you can by audio guide in various languages for safari in form of a CD, but maybe they are available on usb stick as well, we didn't bought any on first visit (mostly because that was not offered at the gates) and decided not to on the second.
Then we visited (by foot) Dinosaur section of the park, and again we were pleasantly surprised, we leaving nearby such place ourselves (dedicated dinosaur theme park - you can check my review on it) so we have something to compare with, and I say Givskud Zoo dino sections beats local park in all aspects. Figures nicely incorporated in the scenery not just scattered here and there without any plot, most of them accessible for kids to touch and so on, also "paleontology camp" area is fun for kids, with some sandbox games like finding shark tooth (son found at least one) and semi-precious gems, interactive game of hatching your dinosaur, finding real fossils in limestone.
On the second visit we arrived half and hour after opening, and I should say there were much more people and cars, this time our goal was to see animals not seen on the first visit, and children playground areas which our daughter was very eager to explore but due to the closing of the park not fulfilled last time. The second time was no less pleasant than the first one, we again got to see animals like gorillas, and smaller monkeys running freely, mongooses, giant otters (and see the fed) and other small animals and birds, visit all available Playgrounds to the kids' heart contents.
To sum up, it is really good place for a walk with kids, even if you're not so interested in animals - actually as I've noticed many locals, or just frequent visitors were just using zoo as a good place for picnicking, since they've just taken some place which are in abundance there, opened their hampers, fired grills and not bothering at all about animals, safari and other things you usually expecting while visiting zoo. Actually our second visit was closer to this scheme as well. Anyway, the place is really worth a visit or two, and I say it should be not a short visits, as you'll have plenty to see and do either by foot, or by car, but as I've wrote previously, visiting by car is preferred as you will have more flexibility in getting to the place and on site as well.

4. Viborg Domkirke

Sct. Mogens Gade 4, Viborg 8800, Denmark +45 24 80 52 04
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Viborg Domkirke

Reviewed By Celia387 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

This is a lovely church light and airy; the walls and ceilings filled with frescoes, for a moment I thought I was in Florence! I was particularly impressed with a large fresco illustrating the story of the Great Feast, where those invited declined to go and so beggars and poor were brought instead.It is the first time I have ever seen this story illustrated in frescoes. Previously a Roman Catholic Cathedral, I believe, Nice area in Crypt.

5. Museum Jorn Silkeborg

Gudenaavej 7/9, Silkeborg 8600, Denmark +45 86 82 53 88
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Museum Jorn Silkeborg

Asger Jorn is one of the most influential danish artists. Museum Jorn holds collections that consist of Jorn's own works, an international collection of art from Cobra Painters and artist who inspired Jorn such as Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Fernand Leger, Man Ray and Pablo Picasso. The Museum has interchangeable international Exhibitions, special events and a workshop that challenges all members of the familiy. At Museum Jorn there is always room for contemplation, creativity and fun experiences.

Reviewed By Jakob B - Sabro, Denmark

Showing the changes in Jorn's art. Has very good guided tours. Location by the small river in Silkeborg, and close to at good playground for children.

6. Lyngvig Fyr

Holmsland Klitvej 109, Hvide Sande 6960, Denmark +45 97 36 23 43
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Lyngvig Fyr

Reviewed By CDJ1 - Copenhagen

Have fun climbing the 250+ stairs to the top and great view of both Fjord and North Sea. Nice shop selling handycrafts, homemade sweets and serving coffee etc. Also a fun little workshop where local artist make decorative works from beach pebbles. And a surprising playground which got all 3 kids (6, 11 and 18) excited.

7. Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede

Hjerlhedevej 14, Vinderup, Holstebro 7830, Denmark +45 96 11 50 30
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede

Reviewed By JorgenHelstrup - Hammel, Denmark

Travelling with three generations, the open air museum was great fund for all. The chance to see how farm life was through generations adding the presence of volunteers dressed in traditional, yet best sunday, clothes was interesting and fun. The bakery, the saw mill and the steam train was the hightlight, though the workshop staff - all trained craftsmen was great too. Obviously enjoying showing their craftsmanship!
The youngest generation was absorbed by the animals - hens, sheeps, gease and horses.
Remember to bring your packed lunch with you, and remember that not all the volunteers know foreign languages.

8. Kalkgruben Monsted

Kalkvaerksvej 8 | Stoholm, Stoholm, Viborg 7850, Denmark +45 86 64 60 11
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Kalkgruben Monsted

Reviewed By nick w - London, United Kingdom

This was much better than I had anticipated. This former limestone mine has been transformed into a really fascinating and unusual visitor attraction. You can explore at will within the underground mine complex and there is a multi-media presentation running in one of the mine chambers that tells the story of the complex. The mine is also home (from August/September to the following Spring to over 10,000 hibernating bats, including one of Europe's rarest species). There was also an acoustic art exhibit installed when we visited. Oh, and they store lots of cheese down in one of the chambers - just follow your nose.
Entrance is 80 kroner and there is a small museum and a small shop. There is ample car parking on site and there is a concrete path that leads down to the mine entrance. There is a small train that runs into the mine but this only operates in the summer to avoid disturbing the bats. It is only a 5-10 minute walk to the entrance of the mine though.
You can buy some of the cheese in the shop (they mature it in the mine) and there is a really interesting exhibition about the bats as well as of the mine itself.

Himmelbjergvej 20, Ry, Skanderborg 8680, Denmark +45 86 89 84 51
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4 based on 103 reviews

Himmelbjergtaarnet

Reviewed By Travelling T - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Visited here on a sunny day whist heading north..what a lovely part of Denmark..the tower gives you excellent views over the area..there is a play area for children and if you walk down from the tower to the lake you can catch the steamboat to other parts of the lake.

10. Danmarks Flymuseum

Lufthavnsvej 1, Skjern 6900, Denmark 045-97369333
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Danmarks Flymuseum

Reviewed By Muskur - Lund, Sweden

Superb aircraft collection in warm clean environment. Many historic aircraft flown by the Danish air force form the early times to the last with the F16 and Sea King. Some aircraft are flown in the evenings during the summer so ask at the desk or check the website to catch this. Good model displays and pleasant cafe with limited food and drink.

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