Fast forward into the 20th century, for those keen to learn more about WW2 history, the Tirpitz Bunker was part of the Atlantic Wall built by the Germans along the coast of South-West Jutland. They started building the bunker in 1944 but never finished it. 75 years later the Danish architect group, Bjarke Ingels Group have turned the bunker into an impressive hidden away, state-of-the-art, glass and grass roofed museum in the coastal dunes. The museum now comprises four separate exhibition spaces featuring the Atlantic Wall, life on the Danish West Coast, the World’s largest collection of amber and a visiting exhibition area.
Just off the coast families can spot seals and look for Oysters in the Wadden Sea National Park. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site it’s also one of Denmark's most ecologically important areas as a home to birds, seals and oysters. At low tide up to 700 seals fill the sandbanks on Sønderho beach on the island of Fanø and can be observed from the deck of a harbour cruise. Guided tours such as foraging excursions for fresh oysters and to see the ‘Black Sun’ can also be arranged.
LEGOLAND Billund Resort is easily accessed from Billund Airport which is located right in the heart of the area.
New twice weekly Ryanair flights from Edinburgh to Billund cost from £15 per person one way. And four new weekly flights from Manchester to Billund started in April 2019, price from £10 per person one way.
British Airways has daily flights from Heathrow to Billund cost from £70 per person one way a well as flights from London City Airport and Manchester to Billund through the airline’s franchise partner Sun-Air.