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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“At the end of the latest Ice age this great Landscape was shaped by ice and water.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Landmark
“The oldest middelage paved road in Denmark leads to the Castle Ruins of the 700 year old Castle, situated on the small peninsular Kalø. In the surroundings of the ruins you may find medical herbs originating from an old medical herb garden. Kalø Castle Ruins 700 Years As you travel the half-kilometre distance along the causeway to Kalø Castle Ruins you are also travelling 700 years back in time. The longest medieval road in Denmark Arriving at the end of the longest medieval road in Denmark, which was constructed at the same time as the castle, you can easily imagine the life that went on behind the castle walls. King Erik Menved (1274-1319) had the castle built after he had defeated a Jutland peasants’ revolt in 1313. The power of the king The castle is quite modern, e.g. with a flanking tower: the first of its kind in Denmark. Kalø Castle was impressive and nearly impregnable. However, in reality, the castle was built to keep domestic enemies under control, i.e. peasants led by noblemen: the selfsame people the King had forced to build the castle for him in the first place. The prisoner king The most famous prisoner held at the castle was Gustav Vasa, who was imprisoned here from 1518 to 1519, when he escaped. Gustav Vasa was later to become the King of Sweden. Until the introduction of an absolute monarchy in 1660, Kalø Castle served as the manor for all of Djursland. Recycling the castle When the castle was demolished, the stones were spread throughout Denmark and reused e.g. to build Charlottenborg Palace in Copenhagen. The landscape formed by the ice The forests around Kalø Vig include the forest of Hestehave, which offers a view of the castle ruins and the less well-known forest of Ringelmose on the other side of the Molsvej road. The entire area is situated beneath moraines that were formed during the Young Baltic ice advance. The landscape around the inlet seems almost to form an amphitheatre, with seats up on the hills near Rønde town and the inlet and the castle ruins forming the stage. The picturesque Mols Bjerge form the backdrop. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Accommodation in Skandinavisk Dyrepark The polar bear park is without doubt the best place in the world to see polar bears up close! The 26,000- square-metre park has both tundra and a glacier. On the glacier, the polar bears have their own ice machine because, of course, polar bears need ice, so in Scandinavian Wildlife Park they get 5 tons of it – EVERY day! The Bear Park, Wolf Park and Moose Park are no less than fascinating, and in the parks visitors can experience these wonderful creatures from 200- metre-long walkways – face to face! We guarantee visitors a breathtaking experience! So much awaits you in this park which is large enough to qualify as true Danish wilderness! In 450,000 square metres of authentic Djursland countryside, you will have an uplifting experience seeing more than 20 Nordic species together and gambolling about. At Scandinavian Wildlife Park there is something for everybody, and you will leave with the feeling of having had a really full day. The park’s dedicated personnel are always willing to share their knowledge and experience with visitors. Don’t forget to join in the daily activities! Begin your visit to Skandinavisk Dyrepark at www.skandinaviskdyrepark.dk where you will also find lots of interactive fun for young and old alike: a bear game, plan your day, buy season cards or pre-purchase one of our popular picnics! Skandinavisk Dyrepark has a four-star rating, and in 2000 it was awarded the Tourism Advancement Award.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Restaurant Moment Along Ebeltoftvej, as a neighbor of the sustainable village of Friland, Restaurant Moment opened on May 1, 2016 with a completely specific approach to the ingredients, the restaurant tries to give each guest the greatest taste experience that can be obtained from fresh and sustainable vegetables and herbs. As a guest you can choose between menus with a different number of servings and corresponding drinking menus, as shown on the website. Our gastronomy is based on cooking from the bottom of the season's raw materials, whining butter, jam, salt and fermentation based on what we can get around us. We are strongly focused on what we have between the hands of our immediate local areas, and therefore, dishes may change and completely change from day to day. On the drinking side, we serve both exquisite natural wines produced as clean as possible and self-produced beverages of ancient fermentation cultures. The serving is personal and relaxed in aesthetic and atmospheric setting. In summer, outdoor seating is offered in the production garden, where guests are surrounded by the vegetables that end up on the plate. Restaurant Moment has been admitted to the White Guide and White Guide Nordic one year after opening and in 2019 the restaurant received the Michelin price, Bib, Inspectors’ favourites for good value.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Fra store lokomotiver til skinneknallerter. Nostalgi for alle pengene i det gamle stationskontor, der står som på bedstefars tid. For legebørn i alle aldre er der udstilling af modeltog gennem tiderne. De nyeste kan ses køre på et nyt og større anlæg. Museet har også en nøjagtig model af en del af Centralværkstedet i Aarhus, og en udstilling med effekter fra Skandia i Randers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Når du har besøgt Kalø ruin, kan du passende besøge Hestehaveskoven, hvorefter det vil være passende at besøge Kalø Slotskro, som ligger lige ved indgangen til både skov og ruin. Alt i et meget smukt område.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Berømt fiske røgeri. Top kvalitet. Prisbilligt og lange åbningstider. Kør igennem Rønde. Drej til højre og kør forbi Nappedam bådelaug. Drej mod Knebel og på venstre side ligger røgeriet.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Gl. Løgten Strandkro var oprindeligt opført som pakhus. Senere blev det til købmandshandel og til sidst kro. Efter mange års forfald blev kroen totalrestaureret med omhu og nænsom hånd. Kroen fremtræder smukt med sin gule facade og sit røde teglstenstag. Der er en flot udsigt over Kaløvig - et besøg værd.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Landsby bygget på gældfri basis af bæredygtige materialer. En del af beboerne har selvstændigt erhverv i landsbyen. Tjek website for rundvisninger. Man kan også selv gå rundt og se på stedet.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
Airport
“Meget praktisk at lufthavnen ligger så tæt ved i forhold til udenlandsrejser.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest

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Restaurant
“Restaurant Moment Along Ebeltoftvej, as a neighbor of the sustainable village of Friland, Restaurant Moment opened on May 1, 2016 with a completely specific approach to the ingredients, the restaurant tries to give each guest the greatest taste experience that can be obtained from fresh and sustainable vegetables and herbs. As a guest you can choose between menus with a different number of servings and corresponding drinking menus, as shown on the website. Our gastronomy is based on cooking from the bottom of the season's raw materials, whining butter, jam, salt and fermentation based on what we can get around us. We are strongly focused on what we have between the hands of our immediate local areas, and therefore, dishes may change and completely change from day to day. On the drinking side, we serve both exquisite natural wines produced as clean as possible and self-produced beverages of ancient fermentation cultures. The serving is personal and relaxed in aesthetic and atmospheric setting. In summer, outdoor seating is offered in the production garden, where guests are surrounded by the vegetables that end up on the plate. Restaurant Moment has been admitted to the White Guide and White Guide Nordic one year after opening and in 2019 the restaurant received the Michelin price, Bib, Inspectors’ favourites for good value.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Når du har besøgt Kalø ruin, kan du passende besøge Hestehaveskoven, hvorefter det vil være passende at besøge Kalø Slotskro, som ligger lige ved indgangen til både skov og ruin. Alt i et meget smukt område.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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