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Summer in Silkeborg

Do you enjoy spending your holidays outdoors? Watching the sun come up from a boat out on a lake, speeding along rugged mountain bike trails, going fishing with your family or some of the guys – well, then Silkeborg most certainly is the obvious choice as your holiday destination.

Denmark’s Outdoor Capital

Whether you are into action-packed mountain bike riding, peaceful canoeing or serene hikes in beautiful surroundings, you will find what you are looking for in Silkeborg. Silkeborg is Denmark’s Outdoor Capital catering to young as well as old!

Here, you can find out more about the area’s many outdoor activities.

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Holiday for the Entire Family

Come close to nature in Silkeborg, where you can experience anything from splashing otters to majestic eagles. You can even go out on the Silkeborg lakes aboard the historical paddle steamer, the Hjejle, or you can challenge your family in a game of miniature golf.

Find out more about Silkeborg’s family-friendly attractions right here.

Kick Back and Relax in Wonderful Silkeborg

Explore Silkeborg’s stunning nature. You can either hike or ride your bike along the recently restored barge puller path stretching from Silkeborg to Kongensbro. Or visit the iconic Himmelbjerget towering high above the Julsø lake, offering a spectacular view from its top. If you have any energy left after that, the ancient Hærvejen trail runs through Silkeborg’s scenic countryside, as well.

The area in and around Silkeborg holds endless natural areas well worth a visit, and here, you can learn more about them.

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Delve into the Town’s History

Silkeborg dates all the way back to the days of the Tollund Man, to the medieval battle of Grathe Hede, and in fairly recent times, it was also home to Michael Drewsen’s foundation of the Papirfabrikken paper mill.

These are merely a few examples of Silkeborg’s numerous historical attractions, and here, you will find additional information on all of them.

Does a summer in Silkeborg sound interesting to you? Be sure to read on and find inspiration for your next stay in town!