Secret Places


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 state 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.
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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.

The Seven Year Lakes at Billund





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Randbøl hede and Frederikshåb's plantation is a huge area with lots of beautiful nature. Inge, took a walk in the area and here comes her exploration.

Stenhøj Strand to the right





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From the parking lot you can go to the left and there is a nice and orderly beach. If you turn to the right instead, you will experience a wild landscape with deep cracks in the forrest and big landslides.

Vrads Sande





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A large heather area with good trails and the road that leads right through the countryside.

The hills around Fredericia





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Die Hügel am Gammel Rye





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A great place for a walk with the family. The hills are just outside of Gammel Rye.

The end of the world, Uldum Pond





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Good walking around Uldum pond. There are plenty of wooden trails and the trip is probably 7-8 kilometers in total. Huge skies and open spaces.

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.

Ravnsø, Ry





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

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.

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.

Funder ruin, Silkeborg





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

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.

Elleskovstien, Hørsholm





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A wooden path through the marshy area towards Sjælssø.

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.

Beach park, Horsens ved Næsset





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A small beach where there are rarely many people. The park is part of the old water park which was there until 1973.

The Ravning Bridge, Vejle





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An old Viking bridge over the bog.

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.

Sangstrup Cliff, Djursland





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A coastline with steep limestone walls.

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.

Haurum sea-stone, Uldum





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One of the largest stones in Denmark. 10 meters in circumference and 2 meters high. It is said that only half are above ground.

Snepstrup church path





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

Træskohage lighthouse, Stouby





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A closed lighthouse on the north side of Vejle fjord.

Sletterhage Lighthouse, Djursland





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

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.

Bunkers at the marina, Aarhus





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Slightly eerie pipes that acted as protective rooms.

Hvidbjerg Beach, Vejle





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A dune area in East Jutland, very special.

Wolves valley, Horsens





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

Klostermølle, Gammel Ry





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The old paper factory

The big blue well, Arden





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A fairly large well with azure blue water.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Egebjerg Lake, Horsens





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A nice lake with a canal lock and the stream has a long twisted run. The upper path is most exciting, steeply down and narrow paths.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Stenhøj Strand to the left





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A nice stone beach with very steep slopes.

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.

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.

Moesgaard Manor House Garden





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Next to the Moesgaard museum is the old manor house with an interresting garden.

Cycling trip Nørrestrand Horsens





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

Harteværket, Kolding





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An active hydropower plant with an experience center.

Chr. Winthers Sti, Holte





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Wooden path along the lake shore.

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.

Fingerhav Bollerskov, Horsens





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A small peninsula in Horsens fjord.

Skanderborg Valley





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Skanderborg, Legårdsvej. Interesting vally

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.

Høgdal Silkeborg





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

Stenbjerg landingsplads





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

Norsminde Harbor





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Cozy little harbor with a beautiful beach further out.

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.

Mossø, a small beach.





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

The infinite bridge





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A circular bridge into the sea, near Tangkrogen.

The kings pond, Vejle





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

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.

Dyrehaven, Vejle





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The Deer garden in Vejle is special as you can drive thru i in your car.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Landscape of heather and broom, Hærvejen





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The long staircase, Fyenshoved





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

The megalithic grave Mårhøj, Fyenshoved





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The lake at Vrads station, Bryrup





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Behind Vrad's station there is a beautiful lake and a huge forest area.

Fyenshoved





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A walk to the outer tip of Fyenshoved




Places not yet explored.

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Helen's House on Ørre hede, Herning





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An old poor house built in 1816 to house the cellar Johannes Axelsen and his family. The house is now a small museum. It turned into a small community with 5 houses called Sammelstedby.

Chalk pit, Ålborg





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A chalk pit from the Aalborg Portland Cement Factory.

Path between Nexø and Balka, Bornholm





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The 6 forgotten giants, Copenhagen





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The giants can be found in i Rødovre, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj, Albertslund og Høje Taastrup. The are a part of a tresurehunt for beatifull nature. All are made of recycled wood. Link

Kyststien mellem Snaptun og Juelsminde





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Gyldensten strand, Bogense





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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

Lemvig Sødal





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An ice age landscape with deep channels.

Vikinge center Fyrkat





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Boat trip with the boat Svanen, Hobro





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World Map At Klejtrup Lake





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Bindeballe Købmandsgård





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Søby Brunkulsmuseum



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Bicycle trip from Vejle to Bindeballe





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Kongernes Jelling





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