Munkebjergskoven Forest, Vejle

The steep hills of Munkebjergskoven Forest stretch along the south side of Vejle Bay. The very rolling trip along the trails of the forest is awarded with vigorous vegetation and beautiful vantage points. In clear weather, Ejer Bavnehøj appears to the north. 

The beech usually blooms right here in Munkebjergskoven Forest as the first place in Denmark. The forest is also the home of the old protected yew tree. The dormouse is only found in very few forest areas in Jutland and Munkebjergskoven Forest is one of them. The black woodpecker is known by its characteristic voice that echoes through the forest.  

”The Forest Lake”, ”Lake of the Munks”,"Eye of the Monk"; the lake has had several names through the years. The lake was dammed up in 1885 and carps and water-lily were put out in the lake. Every year, the sea trout spawns in the stream of Ibækken.  

As a part of the forest, you will find Vejle Golf Club’s courses, which form artificial, green clearings.    

From the terrace of the four-star Munkebjerg Hotel, you can enjoy the magnificent nature.       

In 1933, the tenant of the former Munkebjerg Badehotel, installed the famous rolling stairway to Munkebjerg. Today, the 200 feet long stairway has been replaced by an ordinary wooden stairway.   

At Ibæk Beach, you will find a kiosk, a bonfire and a simple camp ground. 

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7100 Vejle


  • Facilities

    • Coach park
    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Marked-out routes
    • News stand
    • Tables and benches
    • Lavatory
  • Type

    • Forest
    • Hills

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 9.6136004999
    Latitude : 55.6876502

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