Silkeborg

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Silkeborg

In the heart of Jutland is a lively market town surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of green forests, rolling hills and tranquil lakes.

A lovely town in Denmark’s Lake District, Silkeborg is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and family-friendly outdoor activities. Climb one of the nation’s highest hills, ride on a historic paddle steamer or kayak on peaceful waterways. Silkeborg is also a place of talented craftsmen, whose works are celebrated in the town’s architecture, galleries and museums.

Silkeborg’s town center sits on the banks of Silkeborg Langsø, a lake fed by the Gudenå River. Its streets host colorful townhouses and half-timbered buildings that double as bars, cafés and shops. Visit 19th-century landmarks, such as Det Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall) and Silkeborg Kirke. Admire the Swiss-style Hjejlekisoken, a boathouse on the shores of a river cutting through the town.

Spot ethnographic artifacts at Museum Silkeborg, including Victorian-era furniture and the Tollund Man bog body from 300 B.C. Learn about the town’s papermaking heritage at the Paper Museum.

Just a 20-minute walk from the town center is Indelukket, a waterfront park with a miniature golf course, open-air theater and Museum Jorn. Investigate rotating exhibits from the personal collection of famed Danish painter Asager Jorn. Get close to native amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles at AQUA Akvarium og Dyrepark.

Rent a bike or catch a bus to KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad and browse the visual art exhibits displayed in this former 19th-century spa. Go to nearby Silkeborg Bunker Museum to learn about living in German-occupied Denmark during World War II.

Silkeborg’s surrounding forests, lakes and waterways are ideal for biking, hiking, horseback riding and kayaking. Swim in the lake water of Almindsø on a warm summer day or explore parts of the ancient Hærvejen trade route. Climb to the summit of Himmelbjerget; a fun way to reach the base is aboard the Hjejlen paddle steamer.

Get to Silkeborg by flying to Aalborg, Billund or Copenhagen. Then rent a car or take the train. Visit during June’s Riverboat Jazz Festival or August’s Åbne Atelierdøre, when local artists invite visitors into their workshops.

Tollundgaard Golf Park
Tollundgaard Golf Park
3 out of 5
Tollundvej 3, Silkeborg
The price is $62 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated in Silkeborg, this golf bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg Museum, and Museum Jorn, Silkeborg. AQUA Aquarium ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (212 reviews)
"Be prepared to make your bed and to pay for towels"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

Tollundgaard Golf Park
Scandic Silkeborg
Scandic Silkeborg
3.5 out of 5
Udgaardsvej 2, Silkeborg
The price is $140 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg Museum, and Paper Museum. Aggerholm and Indelukket ...
4/5 Very Good! (578 reviews)
Great rooms, excellent breakfast
"The hotel is 30 years old but the rooms are completely renovated, modern and spacious. And the included breakfast buffet is just brilliant!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Scandic Silkeborg
Radisson Blu Papirfabrikken Hotel, Silkeborg
Radisson Blu Papirfabrikken Hotel, Silkeborg
4 out of 5
Papirfabrikken 12, Silkeborg
The price is $155 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Silkeborg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paper Museum and Silkeborg Museum. Museum Jorn, Silkeborg and Indelukket are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (947 reviews)
"served my purpose"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Radisson Blu Papirfabrikken Hotel, Silkeborg
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Pleasant Holiday Home in Silkeborg Near Lake
Pleasant Holiday Home in Silkeborg Near Lake
3 out of 5
KOLLERHUS 50, Silkeborg, Midtjylland
Situated in Silkeborg, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Aggerholm, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, and Vestre Søbad. Silkeborg Museum and Paper Museum ...
Pleasant Holiday Home in Silkeborg Near Lake
Villa Zeltner
Villa Zeltner
3 out of 5
Zeltnersvej 4, Silkeborg
Situated in Silkeborg, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Silkeborg Museum and Paper Museum. Indelukket and Museum Jorn, Silkeborg are also ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Super sentralt
"Kom seint og reise tidlig, men ble godt mottatt, og fikk gode instrukser angående oppholdet. Jeg var godt fornøyd, men syns prisen var lidt for høy, selv om det absolutt ikke var noe å klage på. Hvis du ska betale Det samme som på et Hotel, så bør det også være det samme fasiliteter, som frokost ..."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Villa Zeltner
3 bedroom accommodation in Silkeborg
3 bedroom accommodation in Silkeborg
Silkeborg, Midtjylland
Situated in Silkeborg, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Aggerholm, and Vestre Søbad. Indelukket and Museum Jorn, Silkeborg ...
3 bedroom accommodation in Silkeborg
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