Himmelbjerget and Hjejlen
Himmelbjerget is our region's most famous attraction and only a few kilometers away from Birkhede Camping. From the "Mountain" there is a fantastic view of the lakes and the surrounding countryside, and from the tower you can see both Silkeborg and Aarhus on a sunny day. There are also plenty of good hiking and MTB trails in the area. - e.g. the Himmelbjergruten.
An absolute highlight when visiting Birkhede Camping is a boat trip on Hjejlen, the world's oldest original coal-fired paddle steamer still in operation. In the summer it sails from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget and back.
Go by car, bike or on foot to Ry (3 km) and hop on the train to Silkeborg. Enjoy the beautiful boat trip from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget. After visiting Himmelbjerget jump on one of the tour boats back to Ry, where your car/bike is waiting.
If you already went with Hjejlen from Silkeborg, we highly recommend a boat trip with Gl. Turisten from Ry to Himmelbjerget.
More info: https://hjejleselskabet.dk/