Historical attractions

Photo: Arne Mikkelsen

The Silkeborg Lake District plays an exiting part in the history of Denmark. 

Museum Silkeborg, Hovedgården

Silkeborg is one of the youngest towns in Denmark, established by royal decree in January 1846.

Blicheregnens Museum

Museum Silkeborg, Blicheregnen is housed in the old farm wings of the rectory in Thorning, just opposite the church where Steen Steensen Blicher was minister from 1819–1825. Regional and cultural history museum with close ties to Steen Steensen Blicher.


Museum Silkeborg, Papirmuseet Bikuben is Denmark’s specialist museum of paper and papermaking. The paper museum is a working museum producing handmade paper, and a knowledge centre. The paper museum is located in Silkeborg at the old Silkeborg Papirfabrik (paper mill), where handmade paper...


Badeanstalten is the last public baths in Denmark, which still upholds its traditions. Visit the old but well-maintained bathrooms and enjoy the special atmosphere and herbal aroma.  Badeanstalten offers a variety of facial and body treatments, including mud baths, salt baths and herbal b...

Silkeborg Bunker Museum

Silkeborg Bunkermuseum is housed in a German type R622 bunker. The exhibition in the two rooms of the bunker tells about the German military headquarters under the leadership of General of the Infantry Herman von Hanneken and then Colonel-General Georg Lindemann.

Jysk Automobilmuseum

Jysk Automobilmuseum is one of Denmark’s leading car museums with a unique and nostalgic quality collection of motor vehicles. The 160 exhibited vehicles represent in total 90 different car makes from the period 1900 to 1987. The primary collection is composed of vehicles from before the S...