Top 10 Things to do in Skanderborg, Denmark

December 23, 2017 Hana Mouser

Skanderborg is a town in Skanderborg municipality, Denmark. It is situated on the north and north eastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake and there are several smaller ponds and bodies of water within the ...
Restaurants in Skanderborg

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.

2. Skovby Kirke

Ringvejen 10, Skovby, Skanderborg 8464, Denmark +45 86 94 60 61
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Skovby Kirke

Reviewed By 748Rita - Aarhus, Denmark

Vi besøgte kirken en smuk eftermiddag i maj. Flaget var på halv, og en god tidligerere kollega skulle begraves.
Begravelsen kunne ikke foregå i smukkere omgivelser end her.
Kor og skib er opført i romansk tid af granitkvadre. Prædikestolen er fra 1601.
Våbenhuset er nyere og fra 1887, da man foretog en renovering.
Kirken ligger smukt, og kirkegården er sirligt holdt.
Det var specielt og fint at se, at en hjertestarter er opsat på Skovby Sognehus på væggen i carporten mellem parkeringspladsen og sognehuset. God ide.

3. Skanderborg Music Festival

Birkevej 20, Skanderborg 8660, Denmark
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5 based on 12 reviews

Skanderborg Music Festival

Reviewed By Benjamin L - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Spent two days at the festival and saw some of the best Concerts I've seen in a while. Pop, rock, dj, danish, English...
The place has facilities through the roof! Put it this way, you can always get what ever you want to eat or drink and you never stand in love me for toilets (ok, woman do once in a while, but usually not at all).
If you are into festivals, GO!

Skimminghoej 4, Ry, Skanderborg 8680, Denmark +45 61 18 67 90
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5 based on 18 reviews

Solbaaden

Rent a solar powered boat in Ry to experience the beautiful lakes and rivers in the Lake Highlands of Jutland. Departing from Ry you have the best opportunities for fishing, picnic, bird watching - and above all: Relaxation

Reviewed By Pernille B - Skanderborg, Denmark

Vil du opleve dyrelivet tæt på og glide stille gennem vandet i et utroligt smukt landskab, så skulle du tage en tur med solbådene. Bådene kan lejer via nettet og du stiger på i Ry og kan sejle hele vejen til Silkeborg. Du kan også bade undervejs eller ligge til kaj ved f.eks Himmelbjerget.

5. Ejer Bavnehoj

Baunehoejvej 4, Skanderborg 8660, Denmark +45 40 18 93 57
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Ejer Bavnehoj

Reviewed By GaborLeo - Slagelse, Denmark

Not many countries can offer you the highest point which is so accessible... Denmark is really flat - unless you are on a bike - and this point is, by 6 cm (!) the highest in Denmark. The nearby info board cheerfully explains to you that this is a really important hill, a nearby one is called "Himmelbjerg" (the Sky Mountain) and I cannot decide if this is self-deprecatory Danish humour or some smug Viking stubbornnes (This is what we have, and who will prevent us from calling it sky-high? Any volunteers?). You can have a good laugh at the story of the rival hill which is actually higher but only because a burial mound was raised there - which was later disqualified as a non-natural object. Still, it rather educational to visit the place, there is a fine view, and you can contemplate the Danish psyche a little (if there is such a thing - probably not). It faces south, and was erected when northern Jutland was returned to Denmark in 1921. This reminds you that nationalism is not dead in Denmark, either.

6. Om Kloster Museum

Munkevej 8, Ry, Skanderborg 8680, Denmark +45 86 89 81 94
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3.5 based on 24 reviews

Om Kloster Museum

Reviewed By GroningenCopenhagen - Copenhagen, Denmark

This museum tells about the life of a Cistercian monastery for the period 1172-1560. Left today is a ruin as the monastery around 1560 have been demolished, as the bricks were used to build Skanderborghus.
The site contains the history of this monastery as well as some general information about other Cistercian monasteries in Denmark. There is a significant skeletal collection from the Middle Ages. Also, a herb garden for those who might find that interesting.
The place is mainly for adults (or history oriented children) and can be combined by a walk in the beautiful nature, as this is close to Mossø. On certain days (mainly during the summer) there is activities here is as well (check the web page http://www.skanderborgmuseum.dk/Forside-174.aspx).
Note: closed on Mondays as most museums in Denmark.

7. Skanderborg Slotskirke

Slotsholmen 4, Skanderborg 8660, Denmark
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Skanderborg Slotskirke

Reviewed By Niels J - Hadsten, Arhus, Denmark

A church with at very interesting history, placed very beautifully between two lakes. It used to be a part of a royal castle that does not exist anymore. Also visit the nearby sculpture of the riding prince - who went on his horse from Ribe to Skanderborg in the 13th century to tell the king that the queen was dying.

8. Ry Kirke

Agnetevej 2, Ry, Skanderborg 8680, Denmark
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Ry Kirke

Reviewed By Emil_Yumin - Seoul, South Korea

I have learned to appreciate the church a lot and finding the beauty of the building and the surroundings. Its beautiful

9. Dyrehaven

Dyrehaven 11, Skanderborg 8660, Denmark +45 86 52 27 44
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Dyrehaven

Reviewed By Bellylou - Hertford, United Kingdom

Totally loved my visit to this beautiful lake. Boasting a beach and various picnic spots this is a must see location.
The lake has a great walk about the end which would take several hours.... and in the summer you can swim.
Toilets and changing facilities open and free to use. Totally amazing

10. Alling Kirke

Ringvej 35A, Ry, Skanderborg 8680, Denmark +45 86 89 19 76
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Alling Kirke

Reviewed By Skorstengaard - Ry, Denmark

In the small, but cozy hamlet of Alling close to Ry resides one of the smallest (2nd smallest?) churches in Denmark. The interior is neither big nor spectacular, but is has tranquility and ambience in abundance. A great place for private meditation. Don't miss a walk around the graveyard along the stone wall. It offers lovely views over the landscape with it's rolling hills and winding roads and across to the next village, Laven. A one kilometer walk from the church - straight west, will take you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the area, but that's a different story.

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