Elbodalen is a significant formation of landscape created by the water flow back in the tertiary and modeled of ice and melt water in subsequent ice ages. Today appears Elbodalen as a powerful valley with up to 40 m high slopes to be passed when the west is approaching Fredericia.

From Elbodalen extends westward two distinctive side valleys Østdal and Mølleådalen. Especially Mølleådalen carry cultural memories from the days when water power was an important source of energy in Denmark. There are still remnants of four named mills along the Mill stream at a distance of only 5 km. Gammelby mill is beautifully restored.

Elbodalen is Fredericia's largest contiguous natural area that stretches from Gudsø Vig in the south to Vejle Fjord in the north. At the bottom of the valley runs Spang Å. Because of the varied landscape with both wet and dry nature areas comprises Elbodalen a rich flora and fauna. There nesting among other kingfisher, Eurasian penduline tit and red kite. Orchid May Orchids, which is a sign of species-rich natural meadows, in several locations in Elbodalen.

In Elbodalen you'll find several scenic sites, among other Kongsted Lakes. Elbodalen also offers fine walking and cycling.

Opening hours

01/01/2016 - 31/12/2020 Monday - Sunday

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Fredericia Turistbureau turisme@fredericia.dk



7000 Fredericia


  • Type

    • Forest
    • Lake
    • River vally
    • Plantation
    • Natural Park
    • Meadow
    • Fjord
    • Bog
    • Hills



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