Over the next years, the Danish nature will become even more accessible with a new theme park raising awareness of sustainability and a new visitor centre inviting guest to explore National Park Thy.
Naturkraft – the world’s first sustainability theme park
A theme park dedicated to the powers of nature is set to open on 50 hectares of former seabed right next to the city of Ringkøbing in West Jutland. Reportedly the world’s first such theme park, Naturkraft seeks to instil in its visitors a greater awareness and appreciation of the powers of nature – and encourage sustainable living.
Surrounded by a 628-metre earthen mound, the theme park will include a 5,500m2 central exhibition complex consisting of an underground venue and three large geodesic domes. The hands-on, minds-on experiences and activities in the park will include a forest garden, a solar maze and ziplines.
Naturkraft is located close to some of Denmark’s most scenic sandy beaches by the windswept west coast.
What: Sustainability theme park
Where: Ringkøbing, West Jutland
Opening: 4 July 2020
Website (currently Danish only)
Thy National Park – new visitor centre
A new coastal visitor centre is underway in windswept North Jutland. Cutting into the drifting dunes, the 700m2 visitor centre will offer an underground view to the sea, sky and the local fishing town of Nørre Vorupør. The centre will be a great starting point for a venture into the national park and it will be built with great respect for the surrounding nature. The visitor centre will also function as a local meeting venue.
Thy National Park visitor centre is designed by Loop Architects, the creators of another modern coastal marvel in North Jutland, the Stauning Whiskey distillery and visitor centre close to Skjern.
Thy National Park is Denmark’s largest expanse of wilderness and includes coastal dunes, sandy inland heathlands, lakes and pristine wild forest.
What: new visitor centre
Where: Nørre Vorupør, Thy National Park
More information: Park website