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Stenhøj Strand to the right




Stenhøj Strand to the right

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.


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Staksrode forest is quite old and from the 1500s and onwards the forest belonged to Boller castle. In 1930, the state bought the forest, so now it is a state forest.

A little up in the forest lies the robber castle with a moat around it, dating back to the 1300s. It was a small castle, inside was only 7 x 10 meters, but the walls were 2 meters thick. It is imagined that it was a kind of shelter for the farms that lay around. It was probably dangerous to live so close to the fjord back then.
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Staksrodevej 7150 Barrit

Place Description

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.

The hills around Fredericia





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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.

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.

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.

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.

Vrads Sande





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

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.

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.

Sangstrup Cliff, Djursland





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A coastline with steep limestone walls.

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.

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.

Hvidbjerg Beach, Vejle





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A dune area in East Jutland, very special.

Sletterhage Lighthouse, Djursland





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

The Ravning Bridge, Vejle





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An old Viking bridge over the bog.

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.

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.

Bunkers at the marina, Aarhus





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Slightly eerie pipes that acted as protective rooms.

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.

Træskohage lighthouse, Stouby





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A closed lighthouse on the north side of Vejle fjord.

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.

Snepstrup church path





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

Wolves valley, Horsens





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

Swan Lake, Skanderborg





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

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.

Klostermølle, Gammel Ry





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The old paper factory

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Moesgaard Manor House Garden





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

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.

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?

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.

Skanderborg Valley





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Skanderborg, Legårdsvej. Interesting vally

The big blue well, Arden





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A fairly large well with azure blue water.

Høgdal Silkeborg





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

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.

Cycling trip Nørrestrand Horsens





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

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.

Harteværket, Kolding





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An active hydropower plant with an experience center.

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.

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.

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.

Stenhøj Strand to the left





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A nice stone beach with very steep slopes.

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.

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.

Norsminde Harbor





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Cozy little harbor with a beautiful beach further out.

Elleskovstien, Hørsholm





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A wooden path through the marshy area towards Sjælssø.

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.

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.

Stenbjerg landingsplads





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

Fingerhav Bollerskov, Horsens





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A small peninsula in Horsens fjord.

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.

Dyrehaven, Vejle





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

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.

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.

Mossø, a small beach.





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

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.

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.

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.

Chr. Winthers Sti, Holte





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Wooden path along the lake shore.

Landscape of heather and broom, Hærvejen





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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.

The megalithic grave Mårhøj, Fyenshoved





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The long staircase, Fyenshoved





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

Fyenshoved





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A walk to the outer tip of Fyenshoved

The lake at Vrads station, Bryrup





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




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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.

Path between Nexø and Balka, Bornholm





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Chalk pit, Ålborg





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A chalk pit from the Aalborg Portland Cement Factory.

The 6 forgotten giants, Copenhagen





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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

Vikinge center Fyrkat





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Lemvig Sødal





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An ice age landscape with deep channels.

Kyststien mellem Snaptun og Juelsminde





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Bindeballe Købmandsgård





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Gyldensten strand, Bogense





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Boat trip with the boat Svanen, Hobro





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Søby Brunkulsmuseum



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World Map At Klejtrup Lake





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Kongernes Jelling





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Bicycle trip from Vejle to Bindeballe





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