Experiences in the vicinity of Birkhede Camping
Himmelbjerget hillThe most famous attraction of the area, Himmelbjerget hill, lies only a few kilometres from Birkhede Camping. It was the author Steen Steensen Blicher who made it famous with his open air meetings. Nowadays large meetings of various kinds still take place here.
From the hill, there is a fantastic view over the lakes and surrounding landscape, and from the tower one can see as far as Silkeborg and Aarhus in clear. There are many good walking trails in the area around Himmelbjerget.
Ry - 2 km
Himmelbjerget - 9 km
Silkeborg - 22 km
Århus C - 32 km
Legoland - 70 km
Djurs Sommerland - 62 km
Hundeskoven - 5 km
Himmelhop - 10 km
Golf - 5 km
Minigolf - 4 km
Ry – a charming town
Ry is just walking distance from the campsite – a brisk walk of 2 km. Ry is a busy commercial centre with many specialist shops and eateries.
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In Ry, you can visit the Freshwater Museum, and during the summer months there are many activities in the town - see activities in Ry here >>
The Story Tour – hear stories about Ry through your mobile phone >>
Theme parksLegoland, Tivoli Friheden and Djurs Sommerland. Set a whole day aside and leave first thing in the morning.
The Silkeborg area is also home to theme parks such as Labyrinthia and Himmelhop. And at the Knudhule Badehotel, roughly 4 km away, you will find one of the best mini golf courses in Denmark.
Visit Pulsparken Ry: it's sure to get your pulse racing in the Pulse Zone and slowing down again in the Sensing Zone zone. Use of the area is free – visit the Pulsparken’s homepage to see the activities, along with a jogging route map and videos >>
Pay and play in Ry – golf course – high standard course in exciting terrain, a beautiful, challenging course for both beginners and more experienced golfers. The course is also used by the Silkeborg Ry Golf Club >>
Silkeborg and HjejlenVisit Silkeborg and have a trip on the world's oldest paddle-steamer - Hjejlen.
Silkeborg boasts plenty of shopping and a plethora of activities for both children and adults. See current events here >>
In Silkeborg you will also find Silkeborg museum and Museum Jorn, to name but a couple.
Aarhus, with the Old Town, Tivoli Friheden and ArosGo for a shopping trip and enjoy lunch by the river at one of the many restaurants and cafés.
Aarhus has something for all ages, from the Old Town to the Tivolifriheden amusement park. If you're after something cultural, Aros art museum is a good choice. Or the Moesgård museum gives you a tour through the history of Denmark – a wonderfully instructive experience.
Visit Skanderborg and the Skanderborg festivalIn the woods around Skanderborg you may come across German bunkers from WWII, and you may also find the Skanderborg festival.
If you were already planning to visit the Skanderborg festival, Birkhede Camping is a great starting point. From the campsite, it's just a 22-minute drive.
Canoe down the Gudenå
Canoeing and kayaking on the Gudenå river.
Go for a pleasant glide along the Gudenå – from the campsite you are directly connected to the whole Gudenå system of waterways. If you haven't got your own boat, you can hire canoes or rowing boats from us.
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