Other experiences in the area
Back in the town of Horsens a welcome rest can be had at the historic Jørgensens Hotel which has recently reopened in the centre of the town following a major renovation and refurbishment. The former Lichtenberg’s Palace dates back to 1744 and combines the elegance of its 18th century roots with modern styling in the restaurant Eydes and a cozy, subterranean wine bar.
More history can be sought in the town’s famous Prison Museum where tales of its infamous inmates and escapees have been collected or step back to Denmark’s industrial revolution with a visit to Denmark’s Industrial Museum. At Horsens Kunstmuseum (Horsens Museum of Modern Art) explore the impressive collection of modern art and an entire room devoted to Horsens famous son, the artist Michael Kvium. Kvium is best known for his thought-provoking paintings which “mercilessly depict the folly of man and all corners of life”
Discover more of the history of the area at the ‘Uncovered Bridge’. Dating from 1899, and hidden away in a forest near Horsens, the bridge was built as part of the local railway. By 1929 is was covered in sand to form part of a dam and forgotten until it remerged following a major restoration project in 2014.
For panoramic views across the region climb to the peak of the Sugar Loaf (Sukkertoppen). At 108 metres above sea level it is one of Denmark’s highest points with views to match. From there look down on Denmark's longest river, the Gudenåen, which offers a wealth of exciting activities including canoeing; and see Jutland's largest lake Mossø, set amongst the thick forests, and the nearby peak of the Himmelbjerget hill.
For a slice of island life venture beyond the ‘Fjordmino’ route to the island of Endelave in the Kattegat sea. Thousands of rabbits outnumber the isand’s human inhabitants and have given rise to the name of the walking route around the island called the ‘Kaninoen’ (Kanin is the Danish word for rabbit), which takes in the island’s most scenic paths along the coastline and through its beautiful landscapes.
Or hire a bike and take the ferry from Hou to the car free island of Tunø. It is easy to get around on two-wheels or by the island’s traxa service, a combined tractor and taxi, that takes guests on scenic tours of the island. Stay the night at the island’s former dairy which is now a small guest house. After a day in the saddle relax on the terrace with a delicious home cooked meal of local produce and take in the panoramic views down to the fine sandy beaches and the water’s edge, merely a few short metres away.