Secret Places


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This is a list of hidden gem attractions in Denmark. Most of the unique secret places are in Eastern Jytland, but we are expanding to explore most of Denmark.

Some places are historical and others are just found in love to the nature.

There aren't many hidden treasures in Denmark, but our motto is, if you dident know that this unknown wonder exist, this must be a secret place.

This page is used both by locals and tourists in Denmark, and we hope to be the tourist guide for places you must see.

Danish tourism is not only Copenhagen, the little mermaid and the North Sea Coast.

There are lots of alternavite things to see in the mainland of jylland, Fyn, Sjælland and all the small ilands.

Denmark has wonderfull nature, it is clean, people are friendly and we have a lot of costline. You can not get further away form the sea than 57 km, anywhere in Denmark.

We wish you a really good journey in Denmark.
How to behave when your are on tour in Denmark?
If you stick to these simple rules, you can get a really good trip without meeting angry homeowners, forest owners and foresters.

Meeting other people on tour?
It is a good practice to see and greet the people you meet on the trip. If there is one or two, you must say -Hey to both. If there are more then -Hey to the first, one in the middle and the last. It may also be enough to give a friendly nod.

It is a simple thing, but we meet the "dangerous" people in the open nature. We do not have the opportunity to call for help. Greeting and looking at the others gives a signal that I have seen you and I know you have seen me. You dont have to be afraid of me and Im not afraid of you.

If you want to talk, it is super easy. -Hey, have you gone a long way? -Hey, lots of nature here! Then the conversation is in progress.

The worst thing you can do is have your head covered with a hoodie, your hands in your pocket, not to greet, peek into the ground, avoid eye contact.

Just think about when the surviving groups in a zombie apocalyptic movie meet each other, it is a bit the same wee are out in here. Just without Zombies.

In big cities wee do not greet and mind our own business.

What are the rules for a trip in open land and cities?
You are allowed to walk on all roads and paths. Every place that obviously does not belong to a private garden or backyard you can visit. Youre not allowed to walk on fields (whether they are grown) or on the farmers gravel road. Avoid roads with private signs.



What are the rules in the forest?
You are allowed to walk on all paths and roads. If there is a green forest sign at the entrance to the forest, there is public access. In general, you are not allowed to ride your bike on small paths, you must not throw waste and you must not light fire.

What are the rules in private forests?
At the forest sign at the entrance you can see if it is a private or state forest (look for the word privat). In a private forest you are allowed to walk on all major roads and paths. You have access to the forest from sunrise to sunset. You cannot use a tent or light a fire, you must not stay near private houses, you must not take anything from the forest. Remember it is a private person who owns the forest, just as if it were your own garden. So you are a guest of another persons private property.

In shelter areas, however, it is allowed to make bonfires.

What are the rules in private forests?
State forest is owned by the danish state. You can stay overnight and be in the forest 24 hours a day. You can only make bonfires at shelters and marked areas. You may take cones, small branches or moss from the forest. However, you must not take firewood. You are allowed to walk virtually everywhere in the forest also outside the paths. Do not stay near private houses.

Dogs?
Dogs should always be on a leash, even if you have full control of the dog. You can meet people who are afraid of dogs or dogs who are not friendly. There are lots of good dog forests where nice dogs can run freely.

Do not go into fences with cows and bulls if you have your dog. Cows see the dog as a predator and will try to trample on your dog and you.

Ferup Lake





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A lake along the walking route Troldhedestien, which was built on the disused railway tracks from Troldhedebanen. The railway was closed in 1968.

Bunkers at the marina, Aarhus





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Slightly eerie pipes that acted as protective rooms.

The rediscovered bridge - Vestbirk





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As I live right near the bridge, I had the opportunity to follow the excavation of the bridge every single day. It was exciting to see how it slowly appeared.

Øm Monastery Museum





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Øm monastery was formed in 1172 by Cistercian monks. It became a huge manor with lots of land. By the Reformation in 1536, they lost their possessions and the monastery was closed in 1560.

Skanderborg Valley





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Skanderborg, Legårdsvej. Interesting vally

The megalithic grave Grønhøj, Horsens





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The megalithic grave is from approx. 3200 BC

It was first excavated in 1832, but it went terrible wrong when one of the big cover stones in the ceiling fell down. There were two men inside the chamber, who just and hardly escaped.

Next attempt was made in 1940, where everything went as it should. The megalithic grave was restored and is still beautiful and there are probably no more stones falling down.

Swan Lake, Skanderborg





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A beautiful tour around the lake, which starts between houses and ends deep inside the forest.

The Garden of Ecology in Odder





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The garden of ecology in Odder is really cozy with a small cafe, lots of flowers, bees, goats, sheep, donkeys and a couple of pigs.

Ejer baunehøj, Skanderborg





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It is probably not the most secret place, but it is quite cozy and there arent many visitors. It is one of the highest places in Denmark with 170.35 meters. The trip to the right of Ejer Bavnehøj goes to Møllehøj 170.86 meters, which is the highest place we have in flat Denmark.

Høgdal Silkeborg





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An old farm that the Silkeborg municipality took over in 1976 and is run by volunteers.

Uldum Kær





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As part of the project of finding paths in East Jutland we were in Uldum kær. Finding the paths was not an easy task as we do not know the area.

Gammel Ry Airfield





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A path that goes through dense forest right where the headquarters of the German bunkers lay. There are plenty of good places in the area, but this trail is very special.

Forest snake Kibæk, Herning





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An art project with lots of artists who have made arrangements in the forest. Really exciting and a really good excursion destination. The walk goes through woods and meadows. A really good walk of 3-4 kilometers. There can easily be 100 meters between each work of art.

Tower Priorslykkevej, Horsens





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One day we drove home from Horsens I came to see a tower on the edge of the forest. We have been driving a lot of times since Horsens is the nearest town and actually the city I was born and raised in. It was a secret place with that tower, I could see.

Borre Knob, Juelsminde





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It is a seaweed that goes far out in Horsens fjord. Almost all the way to Alrø. Park right after the conference center. There is a nice car park.

The Ravning Bridge, Vejle





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An old Viking bridge over the bog.

Bunkers at Gammel Ry





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In the forest at the old airfield just south of Gammel Ry there are some bunkers from World War II. It is an incredibly nice area with lots of good walks.

Sugarhill Gammel Ry





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A long hill comb with stunning views and a huge forest.

Sletterhage Lighthouse, Djursland





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A well-attended place, yet it kept secrets in the old concrete tunnel.

Lions head, Stensballeskov, Horsens





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A special place deep in Stensballe forest. The lion head has surely adorned a regulating mechanism for the small water mill that has driven by the dammed lake.

Snepstrup church path





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The renovated path between Sneptrup rectory and Ovsted Church. Really beautiful nature and there are wooden paths !!

Gejsdalstien, from Lerbæk Møllevej, Vejle





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A good walk through a flat landscape, it goes steeply down to a lot of wooden stairs and bridges. The path goes all the way from Vejle to Jelling. Also nearby is one of Denmarks only hairpin bends.

Klostermølle, Gammel Ry





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The old paper factory

Ebeltoft City, Djursland





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Ebeltoft is an exciting city with lots of small streets where the houses are old and crooked. There is a long pedestrian street with lots of tourist traps and eateries. Yet here is incredibly cozy. And the whole town of hollyhocks. The city is the center of all holiday homes, campsites and tourists visiting Djursland.

Purhøj north, Horsens





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A path that goes on the north west side of Purhøj, the path goes through dense forest, up the side of the hill and ends at the foot again.

Ravnsø, Ry





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A really nice swimming lake in the middle of the forest.

Enigma machine in Skanderborg





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Deep in the forest we found two large underground bunkers. One contained a genuine German Enigma encoder.

Swamp path Skanderborg





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Behind the treatment plant there is a nice forest. Drive along the road at the sewage treatment plant. Keep right on the open area at the end of the road. Then there is a forest boom and a dog forest right after.

Rosenvold Dunes, Stouby





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A meadow area close to the beach, here the nature alternates between forest, meadow and something that could resemble dunes with reeds.

Møgelkol Voerladegaard





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Beautiful forest right down to Mossø. Møgelkol is the viewpoint overlooking most of the lake. Very hilly and steep walk.

Gammelstrup Lock gate





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The place is a fairly large lake hidden in the forest. There is an almost jungle-like forest along the Gudenå and there is a beautiful lock at the lake.

Funder ruin, Silkeborg





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Raspberry valley forest. The remains of a wine cellar from a cottage built in the early 1900s.

Troensø Horsens fjord





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The "island" is a sandbank that has formed over the last 50 years. In 2011, the island was so large and with plants that it could be called a real island.

Cycling trip Nørrestrand Horsens





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Beautiful bike ride from Nordre beach road through colony gardens and reeds.

The infinite bridge





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A circular bridge into the sea, near Tangkrogen.

The water mill in Salten Forest





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An old abandoned watermill that was previously used as a dam.
Unfortunately, much has collapsed so there is now only a creek, but the road through the gorge is quite amazing.

Search for the holy spring, Gammel Ry





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The Holy spring in Gammel Ry? On one of our trips, we spoke with a huge viking with braided beard, he told that him and his wife often went to the holy spring near Gammel Ry to fill bottles of spring water so they had a store to drink. Perhaps it is St. Sørens sping at Sankt Sørens Church? Or can it be another?

Træskohage lighthouse, Stouby





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A closed lighthouse on the north side of Vejle fjord.

Kings bridge, Silkeborg





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A place where you can walk on a bridge under a bridge! If you go under the bridge you will reach the trail between Silkeborg and Randers. It is a long path that in the old days was used to pull boats upwards the river. The boats were pulled by horses or by hand. There are lots of both old and new wooden steps through the marshy area.

View point at Sukkertoppen





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The view is at the other end of the ridgeline where the real Sukkertoppen is. It is a point highest up on the hill with absolutely free view of Mossø.

Beautiful valley between the manor houses, Vejle





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A small forest that starts between the houses and ends at the church. It is close to one of Vejles steepest roads, Stampesvej.

The kings pond, Vejle





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A beautiful area just outside Vejle, on the way to Billund.

Stenbjerg landingsplads





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An iconic place you just have to visit if you are a tourist at the westcoast of Denmark.

The Grejsdal path between Vejle and Jelling





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In 2017 the Grejsdal path opened where you can walk between Vejle and Jelling. It is also possible to take short trips on the path. We were in the opening ceremony and there were a lot of people and mud.

Wolves valley, Horsens





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A disused gravel pit that is now laid out as a natural area.

Mossø, a small beach.





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On the east side of Mossø there is a cozy little beach.

The long staircase, Fyenshoved





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A staircase up to a fantastic view of the entire Fyenshoved.

Vestbirk hydroelectric power station





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A hydropower plant that still produces electricity and the walk itself is pretty good. Some times there are arranged tours, but you can always see the old dynamos and gauges by looking in the windows. Especially the outlet under the plant looks great with the rushing water.

Bird Tower Snaptun





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The bird tower was made in 2018 and is built around a large tree. Here you have a view of the harbor and the islands Alrø and Hjarnø.

Landscape of heather and broom, Hærvejen





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Bygholm Meadows, Horsens





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A walk through the meadow, you go under the highway throu a tunnel with af walking bridge, then finally through a smaller tunnel back under the highway. Beautiful natural area, there is plenty of traffic noise from the highway. But if you can ignore the noise it is a great trip.

The stones of the gods, Bøgebjerg Strand





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A large rock in the waters edge with bowl shaped holes from the Stone Age.

Fyenshoved





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A walk to the outer tip of Fyenshoved

Harbour porpoise Safari, Kerteminde





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Fjord & Bælt in Kerteminde has during the summer Harbour porpoise Safari. It is a fast trip in the inflatable boat that sails 50 knots.

Panoramaruten Mariager Fjord





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Path between Hobro and Bramslev Bakker. You can choose to start at both sites. In 2016, the route was certified as a Premium Hiking Trail by the Deutsches Wanderinstitut. The path is 10 kilometers long and ends back in the parking lot. NOTE: The path goes through fields with sheep and cows.

The big blue well, Arden





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A fairly large well with azure blue water.

The megalithic grave Mårhøj, Fyenshoved





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Norsminde Harbor





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Cozy little harbor with a beautiful beach further out.

Boller Castle garden, Horsens





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The garden is cared for by volunteers and has both a park, a Japanese garden and a medicinal garden.

Elleskovstien, Hørsholm





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A wooden path through the marshy area towards Sjælssø.

Chr. Winthers Sti, Holte





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Wooden path along the lake shore.




Places not yet explored.

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Lemvig Sødal





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An ice age landscape with deep channels.

Boat trip with the boat Svanen, Hobro





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Solar System at Bollerstien, Horsens





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At the beginning of the path is the sun. Further out of the path come all the planets. It really gives a good insight into how big our solar system really is. The path is approx. 3 kilometers long and the outer planet Neptune is as far as the forest Bollerskov. There is no short way to the car, so you have to go the same way back.

Kyststien mellem Snaptun og Juelsminde





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Søby Brunkulsmuseum



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Sangstrup Cliff, Djursland





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Bindeballe Købmandsgård





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Gyldensten strand, Bogense





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Kongernes Jelling





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Haurum Søsten, Uldum





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Bicycle trip from Vejle to Bindeballe





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Tirpitz museet i Blåvand





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A bunker museum where much is encapsulated in glass. The well-known architect Bjarke Ingels has been involved in the project

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