Five things to do in Silkeborg, Denmark

  • Silkeborg, Denmark © Sport Event Denmark

Silkeborg, Denmark – home of the LGT Women’s World Curling Championship 2019. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, let us help you discover the Danish city beyond the world-class curling happening from 16-24 March.

Silkeborg is situated adjacent to the longest river in Denmark, the Gudenaa River, and is bordered with several lakes and forests. The closest major city, Aarhus, is 40 minutes east by car. Copenhagen is more of a journey at three and a half hours east by train.

As curling fans, traveling in the winter to smaller cities around the world is the norm. Silkeborg is no exception, located amongst the largest lake and forest district of Denmark making it a hotspot for outdoor nature activities such as golfing, hiking, camping, kayaking and cycling. But fear not – Silkeborg has a variety of activities to keep you busy (and warm) throughout the winter as well.

Here are five things to do in the colder months in Silkeborg, Denmark:

1. Have a relaxing day at the spa and baths


Badeanstalten bath and spa is almost 100 years old and was built in 1920. It quickly became one of the greatest prides of the city at the time. It is the only original bathing facility and steam bath in operation in Denmark, making this a truly cultural, historical and relaxing experience. The building includes various types of showers, baths, saunas and massage treatments.

Prices: The cost varies from 50 DKK to 720 DKK depending on what type of treatment you choose.
Distance from venue: Eight minutes by car
More info: www.badeanstalten.silkeborg.dk/

2. Check out the wildlife


Head to AQUA, the wildlife park in the Danish countryside with Northern Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits and is open all year round to experience the Danish nature as it is.

Price: The cost of a ticket is 160 DKK for adults
Distance from venue: 11 minutes by car
More info: www.visitaqua.dk/

3. Get a taste of local history


Take a visit to the Silkeborg Meseum, Hovedgaarden. It is located in Silkeborg’s oldest building, the Silkeborg Manor from 1767 and combined with materials used from the Silkeborg Castle. Here you can learn about the history of one of the youngest towns in Denmark.

Price: 65 DKK per adult
Distance from venue: Five minutes by car
More info: www.silkeborg.com/museum-silkeborg-hovedgaarden-gdk604548

4. Browse through Danish art


For the artistic visitors, be sure to check out Museum Jorn, the local art museum with collections from one of the most significant Danish artists from the 20th century. There are over 20,000 pieces of work from over 500 international artists with works beginning from 1900. You can take a guided tour or roam on your own time. Keep in mind the museum is closed on Monday.

Price: 100 DKK for adults
Distance from venue: Nine minutes by car
More info: www.museumjorn.dk/en/

5. Bundle up and take a hike


Himmelbjeret (sky mountain) is one of the highest viewpoints in Denmark looking over lakeside. There are different lengths of trails and routes to take around the area if you fancy stretching your legs, but driving is also an option. Take in the panoramic views – rumour has it the sunset can be quite exceptional.

Price: Free
Distance from venue: 17 minutes by car
More info: www.himmelbjerget.dk/

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