Things to see and do

The Silkeborg region offers a whole host of fantastic experiences for the whole family, not to mention beautiful countryside and all manner of outdoor pursuits.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Silkeborg – and use it actively or enjoy the peace and quiet. Give it full throttle as a family and be entertained, challenged and learn while having fun together. Embark on an exciting journey of discovery through Silkeborg's history from our shared past to the present day. Sail to Himmelbjerget on board the old paddle steamer, Hjejlen. Kick tyres in the "town of cars". Discover the art of local artists, the major galleries and internationally renowned art museums. Visit the interesting speciality shops and local food producers and taste Silkeborg with all your senses.

Via the links below, you will find inspiring information about the activities and events. We have it all in Silkeborg – and we want to share it with you.



Outdoor Activities

Silkeborg is known for its beautiful landscapes, which offer endless possibilities of an active holiday in nature. Have a look at all of our outdoor activities here.

The Tollundmann

Where past and present meet

Cultural experiences abound in and around Silkeborg, crying out for you to pay them a visit Embark on an exciting journey of discovery from our shared past to the present day. There is ample opportunity to explore a variety of eras on a visit to the Silkeborg region.

Silkeborg Bad - Skulpturparken

Unique Artistic Experiences

Silkeborg is a center of incredible, artistic experiences. We have everything from inspiring local exhibitions to internationally renowned museums. A unique opportunity to unfold your creative interests. 

Shopping i Silkeborg


Silkeborg is a unique commercial town. The town was not granted market town status until 1900, but things have gone from strength to strength since then. Today, the town is known as a charming market town with a myriad of wonderful specialist shops, cosy cafés and restaurants, all assembled in a network of pleasant pedestrian streets.

Riverboat Jazz Festival

Highlights in and around Silkeborg

There are many annual events in and around Silkeborg because they have been so successful in previous years, find out more about them here.