Food and Drink

We have plenty of places to enjoy a nice meal after an active day together! From Nordic cuisine at gourmet restaurants and local produce at cozy inns, to cafes offering light meals and cold drink, right in the city center.

You can try an ice cream by the harbor on a warm summer’s day, or spend an evening out at the area around Papirfabrikken (The Old Paper Factory). There is a little something for everyone.

Tareq Taylor's Nordic Cookery in the Lakelands

Tareq Taylor is an established chef from Sweden, with a distinct knowledge in the art of Nordic cooking. Hear what he had to say about his culinary visit in the Lake District of Denmark. 

Michael D Restaurant

Restaurants and Inns

There are many places in Silkeborg to unfold your gastronomic interests – both inside and outside the city center. Read all about them here. 

Shopping in 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.