Det gamle rådhus

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Explore the many historical buildings of Silkeborg. 

Det gamle rådhus

Det gamle rådhus (the old town hall) was built in 1857 to designs by H.C. Zeltner. He was also the architect of the town halls in Horsens and Skanderborg. The style is Dutch Renaissance, inspired by Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen. The building functioned as a town hall until the early 1970...

Hjejlekiosken

The building serves as an office for Hjejleselskabet, which, among other things, operates the excursion boat service between Silkeborg Harbour and Himmelbjerget. Built in 1911, Hjejlekiosken's romantic, Swiss half-timbered style was reminiscent of cosiness, excursions and holidays. Similar...

Papirfabrikken

Silkeborg Papirfabrik (paper mill) was built in 1844, and officially opened on 1 January 1845. The mill was also the beginning of the town of Silkeborg. Before the mill was built, development in the area consisted of Silkeborg Manor (today Silkeborg Museum), a watermill, an inn, a small br...

Silkeborg Rådhus

Silkeborg Town Hall was built in 1971–1977 by architects Knud Sørensen and Ejner Olesen. The town hall was built on the site of the old gasworks on Søvej in Silkeborg. The gasworks were closed in 1968. The first stage of the town hall was occupied in 1973 by the social services department....

Vandtårnet, Amaliegade

The water tower was built in 1902 for the textile factory C. Commichaus Fabriker located on Amaliegade. When C. Commichaus built his textile factory in the 1883, the cost of fire insurance was extortionate as a result of the difficulty of extinguishing fires due to the water pressure. Unh...

Ørne Pharmacy

Designed by the famous architect Anton Rosen – built in 1898 for a local master builder as reflected by the beautiful friezes on the building. Rosen was also responsible for the design of the staircase in the gateway to the left of the building. The building is in typical Art Nouveau style...