Hotel Postgaarden close to the city center and attractions We call ourselves "The cozy hotel with the warm heartâ€? Our primary task is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Therefore, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day
We wish you a pleasant stay and hope that you will find yourself well on our hotel.
On behalf of the staff
Bjarne Uth and Bent Wind Hotel Managers
Hotel Postgaarden - historic look at the hotel Hotel Postgaarden was formerly named Jernbanehotellet, “The Railway Hotel”, due to the fact that Fredericia in 1866 became a railway junction for train services going west and north. In Oldenborggade, where the hotel is situated, a temporary rather unimpressive wooden station was built in 1866, and in 1869 replaced by a big two-storeyed station with post office and telegraph station. West of the railway station tracks were laid to the steam ferry harbour in Strib, which had one ferry berth. The old railway station is the big red building just opposite hotel Postgaarden, and the name the “Railway Hotel” was an obvious choice considering the position of the hotel. The hotel has had many owners and managers over the years, and in November 2011 Bent Wind and Bjarne Uth take over. The buildings are renovated, the fronts of the new and the old buildings are painted to create a unified whole, which gives the hotel a brightening effect from all angles. For the indoor restoration they use their ideas when equipping the Park Hotel in Vejle, a hotel they ran for 10 years. They create a restaurant with a charming and friendly atmosphere by painting the interior in an oldfashioned style and laying carpets. Altogether they furnish the rooms, so you really feel at home from the moment you enter the hotel, whether attending a small or a big party. The rooms in the old wing of the hotel are equipped as in the beginning of the 1900’s. Not two rooms are alike. Often the rooms have a certain theme, for example “the horse room”. In the corridors, also freshly painted and with new carpets, many of the old paintings from the hotel in Vejle add a special atmosphere. Here you will also find the largest collection in Denmark of cake dishes (a round dish with handles), about 450 pieces. For producing a more modern look the rooms in the new wing have curtains and bed spreads, whose patterns match the interior, however, the colours differ from room to room. The two hotel managers have in short time created a unique hotel and introduced new traditions such as parties connected to certain themes or festivals for example a very special “Mortensaften” (Martinmas Eve) for the hotel guests and people in Fredericia. Mom’s day, Dad’s day and Midsummer Eve are celebrated with special menus, and the historic dates the 5th and 6th July mean quite special celebrations at the hotel. Hotel “Postgaarden” is today a comfortable and well-run hotel and a perfect setting for a delightful stay or a meal in the restaurant.
Useful information We can, among other things, assist you as follows: Wake up call: Can be done by using the clock radio in the room, or you can get wake-up service by phone (see further details). You can also ask the front desk (press 9) to wake you through our automatic wake-up calls. (Wake up cannot be done by telephone in rooms 1 - 10) At the RECEPTION â€“ we can help you with: - Iron and ironing board - Laundry. 1-2 days delivery. (Except weekends) - Polishing kit. - Power adapter. - Charger / Mobile. - Taxi or rental cars - Valuables can be stored in a box at the reception. - Small purchases. You can buy a small selection of toiletries, sweets, coffee and cakes - Newspapers. The reception is located newspapers for free.
- Payment: By cash or by credit card which is the cheapest way for us! But we also accept paying by foreign credit cards. - Kitchen. Should you wish something special from our kitchen, our cook normally works from 2 p.m. to8.30 p.m. Inquire at the reception for more information
Internet: Free PC in the information area Open Wi-Fi in all rooms
Useful information Ambulance: 1-1-2
Pharmacies: Axel Torv Pharmacy, Jyllandsgade 24 ph. 75 92 38 00 Fredericia Lion Pharmacy, Danmarksgade 19 ph. 75 92 35 44
Pharmacies on call: Axel Torv Pharmacy - Standby straight weeks Fredericia Lion Pharmacy in odd weeks. (Weekdays: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Saturdays: 12:00 to 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8:.30 pm Sundays. Holidays: 10:30 pm to 12:00 and 7:00 pm to 8:30pm)
Doctor on Call: (4 pm to 8 am Monday - Sunday): ph. 70 11 07 07 Injury Clinic: Fredericia (daily from 8 am to 10pm.) ph. 76 23 70 05 (Fredericia Hospital, Queen Street 97) Dentist: (Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 12 am) Contact ph. 65 41 45 51 Car Rental: Avis, Vesterbrogade 54 ph. 70 24 77 74 PL Carrental, Egeskovvej 147, ph. 22 73 37 88 (local company â€“ open 7 days a week) Car breakdown/accident: Falck (rescue service) ph. 70 10 20 31 Danish Smart, Pjedstedvej 96 ph. 75 95 42 66
Bike rental: Bicycle service, Venusvej 4 ph. 75 92 14 09 Transportation: Train: ph. 70 13 14 15 Bus: (City Traffic) ph. 75 82 97 66 Flight: (Billund Airport) ph. 76 50 50 50 Taxi: (available at reception) ph. 75 50 34 11
Restaurant Breakfast is served in the restaurant: Monday to Friday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday and public holidays: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Dinner: ( prices in sommer 2013) The hotel restaurant every day offers delicious and tasty 1, 2 or 3 course meals from an interesting and varied menu, which is based on the Danish kitchen traditions â€“ and - not least - at reasonable prices.
For a very favorable price have a Dane classic every day for 118, - for 1 dish and 2 courses for 168, -
Or you can choose from the a la carte menu, where we have several choices for starters, main courses and desserts. Ask for the full menu card in the reception. Prices as follows: 1 dish DKK 175,-
2 dishes DKK 245,-
3 dishes DKK 295,-
The restaurant is very popular with Fredericia, who has found out that the kitchen at Hotel Postgaarden is worth going for, so we recommend that guests book a table upon arrival â€“ at least Friday and Saturday
June 2013 Thanks for the really great stay, Really enjoyed the great food and accomendation. Will keep an eye out in Canada for serving plates with handles on the side.
Tom, Lori and Stefan Rath, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Bar The bar is open, when you need it - otherwise you can ask at the reception. Here you can enjoy: - A cold beer - A glass of wine - A cup / tea / chocolate - Various drinks - Get a little salty or sweet - Or just sit with his book or newspaper - Maybe have a chat with another guest
We have the following prices (summer 2013): - Pilsner DKK 25, - Special beer of different kind from DKK 30, - A glass of red or white house wine DKK 42 - A half or whole bottle of house wine DKK 118/178, - Various water DKK 20, - Different Liquer from DKK 25, - Our "own" whiskey DKK 38 - Our "own" brandy DKK 55, - Chips or chocolate bar from DKK 10 - Coffee / tea DKK 25, - Cake of the day DKK 30, - 4 different Refsvinde (local) beer DKK 30, -
More about Hotel Postgaarden As described earlier the hotel consist of several buildings.. Theoriginal hotel is the old building when you enter the main entrance. Here there are 18 rooms of various sizes and decor. They are all individually furnished with mostly old cabinetmaker furniture and "real" paintings gathered in a theme for each room. On the walls are old paintings from a bygone era and it is also where the hotel's collection of serving plates are placed. In 1982 they built the "new" wing with 24 identical rooms. Here's interior also almost identical apart from the paintings. For about 20 years the building at the parallel street Sundgade was bought. Here are 3 small single rooms ) and 3 double rooms all different in size and furnishings. These rooms are our smoking rooms. Price Structure: (summer 2013) Standard Single Room (only 5) Standard double old part Large double room old part Small double old part Double room for 1 person old part Standard double room new part Double room for 1 person new part
DKK 640, DKK 780, DKK 980, DKK 720, DKK 690, DKK 780, DKK 720, -
Make it more advantageous to stay at the Hotel Postgaarden: We are happy to make an agreement with companies / individuals under the following conditions: If you have more than 12 nights per year we give 10% discount retroactively by 13 overbooking. If you have more than 45 nights per year we give 15% discount retroactively by 46 overbooking. If you have more than 85 nights per year we give 20% discount retroactively by 86 overbooking.
Activities and entertainment - Old Harbour: every Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 9.00 pm “Get together” - VETERAN CARS & MC(200 m. from hotel) - Market days: Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Axeltorv. We especially recommend Saturday morning, On specific Saturdays there are different sorts of entertainment. - Cinema: Panorama, Princess Street 29, Tel 75 91 00 24 - Fredericia Musical Theatre: Denmark´s most famous musical scene with lots of great shows
Proposals for excursions Excursions for families with children: Fredericia city - Østerstrand (the beach near the hotel 800 meters): Beach (Blue Flag), jetty, changing rooms, fireplace, grill. The visit can be combined with a walk along the water and on the violence. - Madsby Park, a large green and recreational area a few minutes’ walk from Fredericia Station. (Sports center, stadium, exhibition halls, playground and mini-town). - Madsby Play Park: Here you will find a huge sand playground, a Tarzan Course and wildlife park. (Aviary, rabbits, llamas; cooties) You can also sail on the lake. From Madsby Play Park, you can take Madsbytoget (The Madsby Train) to - The historic Miniby: Mini City (started 1983) to show the market town as it looked like at the 6th of July 1849 (The Battle of Fredericia). The streets, terrain heights and the houses are built in scale of 1:10. Workshops, where the houses are under construction, are open to audience. Open from May to September and in the autumn holiday (During the holidays: every day from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm) Exercise: Finish the trip with a visit to Fredericia Town and enjoy the buildings in full size.
Fredericia City - Museums in Fredericia : (City Museum - Jernbanegade 10 - Open: Tuesday to Sunday. 12:00 to 4:00 pm January closed; Bunker Museum - Open 15/6- 15/8, Wed, Sat and Sun from 12:00 to 4:00 pm and by appointment) King's gate guard (exhibitions) - Open: see newspapers, Museumsgården Kringsminde (Kring´s Memorial) - Open by appointment. - City Museum: Here you can get good information and introduction to the history of Fredericia - especially to Fredericia as a “free city”. Buildings and exhibitions give a good insight into the 4 religions (Lutherans, Jews, The reformates and Catholics) which have influenced Fredericia through time. One must remember that Fredericia is one of the most peculiar cities in Denmark. It was built on a kingly (Frederick III) regulation as a fortified town at the gates of Jutland, as fortification to defend. Located on a spit was not favorable for the development of a viable civil society. With extensive privileges royal power therefore tried to attract enterprising artisans and tradesmen. A privilege was the so-called right of asylum, among others. A result was that people with any faith got the equal right to settle in the city and enjoy it´s many privileges. This led to colonies of Lutherans, Jews, Catholics and Reformed, each with their customs, living and religious worship and speaking their own language: Danish, German or French. One could really talk about a multicultural society. But privileges also gave clearance for bankrupts who quickly with citizen letter received were untouchable for disappointed creditors. The conditions for growth and development were often bad - but during the 18th Century took a developing its beginning which should bring Fredericia among the most important industrial cities in Denmark. War events in 1849 and 1864 could only for a short while stop the development Fredericia became a center in Denmark for traffic and communications, and also big factories was built sometimes with serious consequences for the environment and nature. By 1970, when municipal amalgamation changed Fredericia, size and responsibilities anticipated new major tasks in terms of growth and care.
- Skærup Zoo: In Skærup Zoo you can see 100 different species. You get close to playful monkeys, dangerous predators and cute baby animals. On the playground, children cheer themselves or they can cuddle with the cute pets. On weekends, public holidays and holidays, there are pony rides and feeding of the animals. You´ll find Skærup Zoo by following the old highway Middelfart - Vejle - close to Borkop.
- Hindsgavl Dyrehave: (near Middelfart) A 165 acre site at Hindsgavl Peninsula,with flocks of red deer, fallow deer and roe deer. There all also interesting riding trails. In September 2012 an Activity and Nature Center was opened, Galsklintvej 2 5500 Middelfart (close to the old Lillebæltsbro). Other Cities witin 25 – 40 km: Billund: Legoland and Lion Park (Givskud): For most families, the two parks are a must. Every child loves them, but adults can have great pleasure in visiting these two places. You can easily spend a whole day in each of them. Legoland and the Lion Park are located approx. 40 km. from Fredericia in direction Vejle. Kolding: Koldinghus Slot (castle) for fans of history, Geographical Garden for gardening enthusiasts and art museum Trapholt for the art lovers. Vejle: The beautiful pedestrian and commercial mecca of Jutland Odense: Denmark's third largest city with the cathedral, H.C. Andersen Museum, Zoo, The Funen Village. FYN (Funen) with the idyllic towns Bogense, Faaborg, Svendborg and Kerteminde, and many castles and manor houses, with major tourist attractions on both Egeskov Castle and Valdemar Castle. See A Trip to Funen Humlemagasinet in Harndrup: A museum about the Danish royal family with lots of portraits and furniture plus a unique collection of dolls showing the Danish list of kings from the 9 th century up till now. You can also enjoy an interesting museum for Sigfred Pedersen (a famous Danish poet), and most of all a marvelous garden.
In the footsteps of 4 religious communities If you walk along Oldenborggade - past the harbour area - up to Queen Street and past Fredericia Hospital, to get to the Reformed Church. Note that most churches within the ramparts have no tower. It would in combat situations be the first target for the enemy outside the ramparts. The first Huguenots (Reformed) came to Fredericia from Brandenburg, Germany, in 1719. They were tobacco flat ears - see the old tobacco leave at the City Museum - and skilled farmers. It surprises no one that the Reformed were a solid core of the city's population - and today you will still find names like Dupont, Devantier, Honore and Herman (Danish translation of Armand). The Reformed Church: founded 1735 and opened 1736 originally had entrance facing Kongensgade, but after the war, when the church was used for ammunition magazine, the entrance was moved to the northern end. The stylish chapel is â€“ true to the Reformed faith - without any decorations inside. Besides, there is no altar. The simple pulpit is in the middle of the end wall. The beautiful Reformed vicarage, located diagonally across from the church and school, was built in 1799. It is now protected.
Address: Queen Street 87 B
If you continue along Queen Street, you will find a church up on the left - just opposite BĂźlowÂ´s Barracks. It is Trinity Church: ("the Danish church" it was called for many years as opposed to Michaelis Church, known as the "German Church"). The construction of this church started in 1689. The Romanesque granite font, some granite stone Romanesque ornaments and some base rock come from Ullerup Church, which was demolished by the city's building and people were displaced inside the ramparts. The same applied to the villages Hannerup and Hyby. Church exterior is hardly changed over time, while its interior has been going through major changes. A drawing from 1859 shows that there were closed galleries along the two sides of the church. The church got its present appearance by a restoration in 1947. At Trinity Church you will find the memorial warrior grave and stone border around the engraved names of the fallen in the war, the 1849th Address: Kongensgade 39 B
From the church follow Danmarksgade up to the pedestrian area - follow it past the Lion Pharmacy and at the next corner, turn right up the Knight Street. Here was the JewsÂ´ district.
About the Jewish community: Already in 1675 a Jewish tobacco spins from Hamburg solved citizenship in Fredericia. Over the next several years Jews who were oppressed and persecuted in their home country, moved to Fredericia, and in 1760 Riddergade was almost inhabited by Jews and therefore the synagogue was built there. The Jew cemetery at Vestervold (Schleswig Street) is from before 1709. German-speaking Jews embossed business life around 1840, but according to the Constitution 1849, which gave the general freedom of religion, the Jews were allowed to do business elsewhere, and most of them went to Copenhagen. The Jewish colony dwindled, and in 1902 the last service was held in the synagogue, which in 1914 was sold for demolition. Today there are no more Jews in Fredericia, but the peculiar Jewish cemetery at Vestervoldgade surrounded by a high wall - can still be seen through the gate in the wall.
So we head up to the square with "The Brave Soldier", where you have a good view overlooking Fredericia with the straight streets. If you go to Denmark gate and follow the path to the stairs, they will lead you down to Vestervoldgade and the Jewish cemetery. If you continue past the cemetery, follow the street to the next intersection, and turn right down Norgesgade,you will get to Sct. Michaelis Church.
Sct. Michaelis Church: Built 1667 as the German church and in 1700 it was decided that the garrison would fall under this. It was a negligible low-timbered building without tower or spire. In a belfry hung two bells. The inventory conformed to the exterior. In 1724 the church got an altarpiece. Around 1830 was made a thorough restoration of the church both inside and out, and there was finally built a bell tower at the church. In 1956 the church burned, however, the altarpiece was spared. By rebuilding the outer form was retained, but its interior was modernized. Address: Vendersgade 30 C
If you go past the old Town Hall and look to the left - down Sjællandsgade, one cannot fail to spot another church. It is the Catholic St. Knud church. Sct. Knuds Church : It was not easy for the Catholic Church to get a foothold in Fredericia, because the Lutheran pastors not always followed the rules of the mission which the Jesuits had founded in 1674. In 1744 the Catholic Church came under such violent attacks, that its existence was threatened. But in 1765 a catholic school was built in Sjællandsgade, and in 1767 they got permission to build a church, which was granted the following year. With the new constitution in 1849 came better times for catholics. As the only church in Fredericia it was equipped with a turret in 1865. The church was restored and extended in 1872, and in 1885 Sct. Joseph hospital was built in Sjællandsgade. In 1929 this was extended to the new hospital on the corner of Sjællandsgade and Vendersgade. In 1949 it was taken over by the municipality because of financiel difficulties, and most sisters left the city. A few stayed behind and became teachers at the Catholic school. The buildings can all be seen around the church with the beautiful rococo room. Address: Sjællandsgade 50 A Here ends the journey in the footsteps of the religious communities. If you go back to Vendersgade and follow it down to the harbor you will end up close to Hotel Postgaarden. (You can get a copy in the reception, if you want to walk the tour)
11.6.2013 A lovely hotel and town from where my great grandfather (Rasmus Madsen) migrated to Australia. Lyle Wardell, Brisbane, Australia
5.6. 2013 Thank you for such a nice service. I will recommend this hotel. Marit Gustafsson, Finland
Touring the ramparts of Fredericia To experience Fredericia fortress you must indulge yourself with a tour on the ramparts which surrounds the city and its center, and then you will also experience the characteristic of the town. A good starting point is Landsoldatpladsen where Bissen´s statue of "The Brave Soldier" - a monument to the Unknown Soldier - dominates the square. Facing the statue, you have on your left hand the old guard building where the racks for the soldiers’ guns are still outside the building. You also have The Prince's Gate, which previously was the only way to get into the city. If you go through this, you can still see the old paved road up to the gate and the guns outside and on the ramparts. Standing on the rampart near “Danmarksporten” you will get a good view of the city with the straight streets. If you choose to go to the right of the statue and pass “Det Hvide Vandtårn” (The White Water Tower), which is open during the summer and school holidays, and where you from the top of the tower really have a beautiful view over the old town inside the ramparts and the new outside - you can follow the path through the bastions of the various ports: North Port and the King's Gate with the yellow gate. If you look down the streets, especially Kongensgade and Dronningensgade, you will see the old farmbuildings. In ancient times the animals stood in the barn of the farms inside the ramparts and were led on the grass outside the ramparts. The last cows left the place as late as the 1960s. Looking through the streets and to the water, you will see the new Little Belt Bridge. On many places during the path, you will see memorials from the war 1848-49 - and if you follow the path past Fredericia Hospital to the Citadel, you´ll have “Østerstrand” and Fyn (Funen) on your left hand and the city on your right. From the Citadel you can pass the Danish Musical Academy and turn down Oldenborggade to the hotel. Are you guest at the hotel in July, specifically on the 5th and 6th, do not miss the festivities here. The days follow a traditional schedule which has been the same during the years. Here is a small selection of the program: 5th: In the evening there is a concert inside Trinity Church and outside by the Warrior Grave. Later, torchlight procession through the city - this ends at the Old Town Hall in Vendersgade. Speech by the city's guest of honor. 6th: In the morning - Salute from the guns on the ramparts. Later, a procession through the city – first a funeral march up to the warrior grave at Trinity Church, later a festive march through the city to Landsoldatpladsen where an invited politician makes a speech and after that the procession proceeds to the old Town Hall. These days are a major attraction, and Fredericians from near and far return to the old town.
Other churches in or near Fredericia, which is worth a visit: Christianskirken : with the 32 stained glass windows, “The Last Supper” and the two candlesticks created by the famous Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard. The work was opened in 2007. Christianskirken was built 1931 as a chapel, expanded and consecrated as a church 1942 (architect B. Billund). The church is now adorned with the work "Thou shalt love thy enemy" by Bjorn Norgaard, who with this work has altered its previous sinister back wall to the opposite. The motifs in the glass mosaics are composed typological. There are 12 stories from the Old Testament and 12 stories from the New Testament, which tell the same type of story. For example, Moses with the Tables of the Law juxtaposed with Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, where the old covenant eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in the new covenant is a radical claim: You shall love your neighbour. Since there are surprising juxtapositions of stories, it gives good opportunity for contemplation and wonder. The diversity of colors in stained glass core is a joyous delight for the eyes. Candlesticks in silver is formed respectively with the motive of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus washes the disciple's feet. "The Last Supper". There are at least six of the twelve apostles of the golden altarpiece (weighs a ton) depicted as women. "I think it was time to get women involved," says Bjørn Nørgaard. On the altarpiece Jesus is in the middle without a gold cup and a gold plate, but with a real bread in his hand and a glass of genuine red wine, so supper guests get an element of reality. With the status of a roadside church is public opening hours. 8.00 am to 16.00 pm. Address: Christiansvej 4
Lyng Kirke is worth a visit as the interior of the church is something very special. Architect J. Exner, who designed the building inspired by the big tree outside the church and the location of the church with a spectacular view over the water. When you sit in the nave, you can almost feel that you are sitting on a real ship as windows facing the belt are round like portholes. You can clearly see that it is the same architect behind the great and beautiful restoration of Koldinghus. Address: Højmosevej 3, Erritsø
Touring the area of Fredericia
Trelde Næs : A beautiful natural area close to the city - large P - space and good information on the boards near the parking area. Here you can trot along the beach and into the forest, where there are many paths. If you go through the wood to the right of the building below the path, past the "nature school", you´ll pass Ane Ryholts House, which now is a camp. The path ends at the sea - and you can get a good impression of the power of the elements: The slopes have slipped and so have the trees, and now they are partially in the water. Here you can experience the famous Trelde - clay, which must be approached with caution, as you quickly sinks into it and have great difficulty in getting free. Trelde Næs is a wonderful recreation area for the fredericians. You can combine this trip with a visit to Egeskov. Here you will find
Egeskov Kirke (Church), which has a beautiful natural cemetery. The view of Rands Fjord with its rich birdlife makes it unique. This view can also be enjoyed from the stone dike that surrounds the church and cemetery. Near the church you will find the family Bruun tomb stone and the pretty little summerhouse. Just beneath the stone dike you can follow the trail. (Note: remember sensible footwear as the tour also goes through humid areas).
Gammelby Mølle : (Gammelby Møllevej 62 - side road to the old highway between Middelfart and Vejle). Open Sundays 11 am to 5 pm - or by appointment. In the mill you will find a cozy café, serving coffee and cake of the day, and a store with sales of specialties, for example marinades, beer, sweets, shoes and boots. A few times a year there is a market in the courtyard, where you can buy many different things. (For further information - see www.gammelby-moelle.dk)
Tours in the neighbour city Vejle area Vejle : Taking the old road to Vejle, you will pass Børkop Vandmølle (Watermill), which today is a very fine restaurant. If you continue through Andkær and go through the Munkebjerg wood, you´ll get a magnificent trip along the steep and winding "serpentine" down to Strandvejen (The Beach Road), where you can drive along the Vejle Fjord into the town.
Ravningbroen: (The Ravning Bridge) From Vejle follow the signs towards Billund (road 28). Turn left near Bredsten towards Egtved and Ravningbroen. Here you will find the remains of a pretty amazing building from the Viking Age. Ravning Bridge was an 800 meters long and 5 meters wide wooden bridge across the Vejle river valley. After the visit here, the trip can go through the river valley, which is an experience in itself.
Jelling, Bindeballe and Tørskind gravel pit: Another trip could be to Jelling, which was the royal residence of Denmark's first kings. Here is the famous rune stones, which have now been protected from the weather by a form of "enclosure", so they can be seen by future generations, and the large mounds that surrounds the church. A visit to the church can be recommended. Close to the church you will find a fine Viking museum, which is also worth a visit. Jelling is right now (2012)undergoing major changes in the center to make the area with Jelling stones, burial mounds, church and Viking museum an even more attractive and manageable area for visitors. From Jelling you can follow the small roads along Lake Fårup via Nørup (with the beautiful castle Engelsholm) to Randbøldal where there is a fine little museum for the use of water in the industry. Continue to Bindeballe merchant's house, where you can experience an old grocery store that still works as a shop, but just as much as a museum. Then drive along the small roads to Tørskind Grusgrav (gravel pit), where artist Robert Jacobsen thought big, violent and beautiful when he got the idea to make a sculpture park in an old gravel pit.
A trip to neighbor city Kolding Koldinghus In this city you can experience history by visiting Koldinghus (castle). Enjoy and admire architect J. Exner's beautiful and amazing restoration. The restoration was in 1993 awarded with The Europe - Nostra price. Koldinghus is a castle in Kolding, which was founded in the middle of the 13 th century. It burned in 1808 and was during a long period a ruin, before a lengthy restoration was initiated. Both the castle, the restoration and the museum are currently of interest. From the ramparts around the castle there is an excellent view of the city and the castle lake.
Trapholt If you are interested in art, you must visit the art museum Trapholt. It is a museum of modern art, applied art, design and furniture design. Here is both a permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions. The permanent section shows, among other things, Nanna Ditzel furniture, Richard Mortensen's paintings and Arne Jacobsen's unique Kubeflex - home. In addition, you will also find Denmark's largest collection of chairs from the 20th century. The museum is very beautiful at Koldingfjord - this view can be enjoyed from the surrounding park or museum cafĂŠ.
The geographical Garden Also the geographical Garden should be mentioned. Here you can get a recreational end of the trip among beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. (See the brochure at the information area)
Shopping mall Just outside Kolding at the Highway is a large shopping center with more than 100 shops, cafees etc. A tour on a rainy day.
A trip to Aarhus In Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, there are many tourist attractions which are worth a visit, and only 1 hour away by car or 1½ hours by train away.
A walk in “Den Gamle By” (Danish Market Town Museum) is interesting and instructive. Here it feels as if you are in a time warp. Beautiful old houses, quaint shops, cobblestone and meeting with various horsedrawn vehicles in a beautiful and well engineered area - it offers many unique experiences.
The Cathedral is Denmark's longest. Here you will find a bright and impressive room. Close to the cathedral at St. Clemen´s Torv - in the basement of Nordea – you will find a viking museum, where the exhibition shows the Viking Aros. This museum is a department of Moesgaard Museum – a museum of archeology and ethnography situated a few kilometers south of Aarhus in direction Odder.
The new Museum of Art - ARoS - with Olafur Eliasson's "Your Rainbow Panorama" is magnificent. When you stand on the top where the rooftop project "rainbow" has become the landmark of the museum, you are in doubt: Are you inside a work of art or in a part of the museum? With its 17,700 m2 - spread over 9 floors, ARoS is one of Northern Europe's largest art museums. Here you get many diverse and exciting impressions.
An enjoyable trip to “Tivoli Friheden” is a must for families with children.
Also Marselisborg Palace - the royal couple's summer - and Christmas residence is worth a visit. Is the royal family at the palace, there is a change of guard. The castle is not open for the public, but the park is very beautiful. Good beaches are south of Aarhus. The town can be reached by motorway or via the old highway through Skanderborg.
A trip to Fyn (Funen) Fynen is beautiful in itself; just a drive around the island is an experience. There are several goals for the trip, you can choose. * If you drive over the old Little Belt Bridge, you come quickly to Hindhede Gallery – “Art at The Bridge” which offers an art gallery, shop and café. If you turn right - just before this gallery - you can experience the natural beauty of either Gals Klint or by Hindsgavl Castle, where it is recommended to walk in the park and in the large vegetable garden. Both places have free access. From the park there is a nice view of the water - and follow the park's path along the water, you pass the small cottage Sorgenfri - where Hans Christian Andersen's poem hangs. The poet visited this place; just as he was a frequent visitor to many of the other manors of the island. At Hindsgavl Castle, you will also find Hindsgavl Zoo with red deer, roe deer and fallow deer. * If you come as a tourist, a visit to Odense is almost mandatory. Here you will find Hans Christian Andersen's house and the many other attractions that have sprung up in HC Andersen district. The cathedral is worth a visit (located close to the center) and so is the Zoological Garden, which in recent years has undergone a stunning renovation, so it's a pleasure to see and experience the many exciting animals. You should also visit “Brandts Klædefabrik” with the many different museums and exhibitions. The area around Brandt is very interesting with special shops and cafés.
* You can also take a trip to Egeskov Castle near the village of Kværndrup. Here you will find a lot of experiences for both children and adults: the park with the maze, automobile museum with a wealth of fine, old cars, exhibitions - to name just a few possibilities. You can easily spend a whole day at Egeskov Castle.
* Humlemagasinet in Harndrup: A museum about the Danish royal family with lots of portraits and furniture plus a unique collection of dolls showing the Danish list of kings from the 9 th century up till now. You can also enjoy an interesting museum for Sigfred Pedersen (a famous Danish poet), and most of all a marvelous garden. * If you want to stay a little longer, the trip can go to Tåsinge with the beautiful Valdemar Castle, which is a manor house museum. It is a pleasure to walk in the park or down to the sea. The best thing is that you can go all over the place. A trip on the ferry "Helge" in Svendborg Sund and around the small islands can be recommended. There is a landing place for the ferry at Valdemar Castle. Back to Fredericia you can follow the road along the sea, which is a very pretty ride.
A trip to Ribe, Rømø and Germany A trip to Denmark's oldest town - Ribe – will a stroll around the narrow streets with the small, low houses is an experience in itself. Also worth seeing is the old town hall near the cathedral. The most important building to visit is absolute the cathedral, where you can see the artist Carl Henning Pedersen's powerful and colorful mosaic and paintings in the choir. If you climb the many stairs in the tower, you will get a fantastic view of the flat marshland. You can also experience the area where the story of Queen Dagmar is told. A visit there will also provide an insight into the history of King Valdemar Sejr. If you want to experience a different era, don´t miss a visit to the Viking museum. In the marsh several major natural phenomena can be experienced, but especially “Sort sol” (Black Sun) is recommended. If you are lucky you can get a spectacular sight when starlings in spring and in autumn make beautiful formations in the sky. If you want to experience the west coast with its long sandy beaches and big waves, you can take a trip over the dam out to Rømø with the famous sandy beach. From Rømø you can take the ferry to the German island Sylt / Sild. Back in Jutland, you can drive south to Tønder which is a very charming town with many small houses and narrow streets or you can go to Møgeltønder and see Schackenborg Castle where the Danish royal couple's son, Prince Joachim lives. From here you can continue along the small roads to Germany and visit the small border shops, or you can go to the former Danish town, Flensburg, with lots of possibilities if you are interested in shopping (or in history). Then head home via the highway E 45, or the old highway route 170. If you are interested in art don´t miss a visit to Emil Nolde´s Museum in the city of Niebüll just south of the border. The surroundings are beautiful - the garden around Nolde's house, where he found inspiration for many of his pictures, is a very special experience. The museum has been expanded with a very beautiful building, where the story of Nolde´s life and work is told in a fine and informative way. Here you will also find a shop, café and a restaurant. A trip to Germany along the East Coast Cathedral City Haderslev is also worth a visit. A walk around the old Haderslev is both evocative and charming, especially around the cathedral. You can sit on one of the benches by the lake and enjoy the surroundings there, before heading on to either Sønderborg with the famous castle and Dybbøl with Dybbøl mill and museum, where the wars 1848-49 and especially 1864 is retold in such a way that everything is clear to one (living museum) or the trip can proceed to Gråsten with Gråsten Castle, owned by Queen Margrethe. From Gråsten you can continue the trip to the border and into Germany.