Experiences in South Jutland 2024

There are a wealth of interesting experiences in South Jutland for the whole family. You can experience fantastic nature, exciting history and the opportunity to let go of your inner child. 

In this guide you will find a lot of recommendations for experiences that are particularly interesting when you are going to experience South Jutland. 

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The Marsh Tower

The forest tower in Camp Adventure on Zealand has got a sister in 2021! The Marsh Tower, which is the name of the new experience in Southern Jutland, was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and has received much attention since it opened in August 2021.

Main attraction for children

Take a trip to Legoland Billund

Legoland is the ideal place for children and childish souls - get loose and go exploring in the large amusement park. The park is with over 1.5 million visitors a year one of the country's biggest attractions, measured by the number of visitors, it is only surpassed by Tivoli and Bakken on Zealand. 

Get our guide to Legoland as well as an overview of the new attractions in the amusement park

Nature experience

Hiking trails in the South Jutland nature

South Jutland on a wealth of versatile and beautiful hiking routes. If you are ready for a challenge, you can move out on the Jutland army road, which runs from the Danish / German border in Padborg and up through the Jutland landscape.  

Get a guide to the absolute best hiking routes in South Jutland. 

Unique nature experience

Visit Mandø

Mandø is the only island in Denmark that you can only get to when there is low tide. Take the tractor bus to the island in the Wadden Sea National Park, whose unique nature is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nature experience 

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is in itself a completely unusual nature experience, which means that the area is placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Wadden Sea can be a broad concept, and The Wadden Sea Center is therefore the perfect place to start when you are exploring the National Park. The center offers a wealth of activities such as seal safaris, tidal walks for children and walks on the seabed. 

Get a guide to your next experience at the Wadden Sea below. 

© Liv Viking

Main attraction for the whole family 

Rømø Dragon Festival

Every year, countless kite pilots make a pilgrimage to Rømø to participate in the annual kite festival, where they get the opportunity to showcase their latest creations. It is a spectacular sight that will meet you at this festival - and it is therefore definitely worth a visit!

There is free admission for everyone in the festival area with or without a kite - so take the family under your arm and experience the unique sight with the many thousands of colors in the sky over Rømø. 

History Center 

Explore Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke

At the history center Dybbøl Banke you become part of one of Denmark's biggest battles, and you enter directly into the decisive days during the war in 1864. You get very close to the soldiers, the ramparts and the barracks to the sound of roaring cannons. 

The war in 1864 resulted in Denmark being reduced to a small national state. At the same time, Prussia became the German Empire, which then collapsed and became the federal state of Germany as we know it today - and therefore the war is also an essential part of Europe's history. 

© Lasse Hyldager

Sculpture at Esbjerg 

Admire Man By the Sea

The well-known landmark was erected by sculptor Svend Wiig Hansen in 1994 in connection with Esbjerg Municipality's 100th anniversary. If you are visiting in or around Esbjerg, the sculpture is a must see! 

Popular hiking route in Southern Jutland history

Go on Gendarmstien

The Gendarmstien is one of Denmark's most beautiful hiking routes. It winds along the coast from Padborg in the west to Høruphav on Als in the east. It is obvious to walk part of the 74 km long hiking trail. For example, you can choose one of the five day stages of the Gendarmstien: the mountain stage, the brick stage, the crow stage, the beach stage or the mill stage. No matter which stage suits you best, we have maps of them all here.

Natural phenomenon 

Experience the amazing phenomenon of Black Sun.

Have you ever seen 100,000 - 400,000 starlings dance gracefully in the evening sky over Ribe Marsh? This natural phenomenon is called Black Sun, and it often takes place in autumn and spring. The phenomenon depends on the number of birds of prey in the area and the weather, which determines the bird's dance in the evening sky. 

Black Sun can be experienced in Ribe Østerå by both Damhuset and the bird tower, Vilslev Enge and Ribe Vesterå on your own, but you can also go on a guided tour by contacting tel. 75446161. 

Remember to bring warm clothes, good company, a cup of coffee and a whole lot of patience - Have fun! 

A walk in the forest 

Take a walk in Staksrode Skov

Explore Stakrode Forest, where you can experience rare orchids and fallen trees due to the special soil conditions that can be found in the area. By the water you can find fossils and watch the guinea pigs relax or play around the sea surface. 

Get a guide to Stakrode forest and read more about the area's hiking routes. 

South Jutland city with it all

Take a walk past Sønderborg

Sønderborg is a charming town, which offers a lot of historical experiences. Take your partner, friend or family under your arm and explore the city together. 

We have compiled a guide to experiences, restaurants and accommodation in Sønderborg. 

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