We live in an area where all the houses are newly built around 2005-. Our neighbors are very friendly and helpful. Here is a quiet an relaxed atmosphere.
Within the last couple of years many new families has moved to Rødding, because of the beautiful surrondings/nature. The nature is according to Danish condictions quite hilly, there are many good bikerides and runningtracks. We also live close to the woods and if you would like to sleep in shelters there is one close to our house overlooking the lake of Rødding. The village has a medieval church, a small supermarket, soccer fields and multi-arena for free use as well as a big play ground for children at the school, everything is within walking distance.
If you take the car and drive for 10 min. you are in the center of Viborg. It is a beautiful medieval town. It has a Cathedral and the area around the cathedral is a trip back in history, with its narrow streets and halftimbered houses and paving stones. Viborg dates back to the year 1000.
In the city center you will find lots of shops, cafes and museums. There is a very beautiful park situated next to one of the two big lakes, (where you can buy the most exquisite ice cream, try it with "guf" uhm;-) which the town is built around.
In one of the lakes you can take a swim at "Nørresø lake bath". The town also has an open air pool as well as a great indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, slides, and wellness center.
If you drive a little further for about 15 more minutes you will find the Dollerup Bakker (Dollerup Hills). It is a "must see". We often go there all year around either for bathing in the Hald Lake or just to go hiking and enjoy the beautiful scenery - it is specatular. Here there are many possibilities to either go hiking or picniking. The nature is dramatic with springs, lakes, pathways, woods, meadows, heath land, steep hills and a ruin that dates back to the middel ages.
If you are into fishing or golfing there are also plenty of possibilities for that.
If you travel with children there are a lot of possibilies:
- Within 20 min. you can reach Mønsted Kalkgruber (Mønsted Limestone mines) which can be quite spooky and impressive. It also has many great exhibitions of how they used to work in the mines.
- Within 20 min. you can reach The Electric Museum, where you can play with the exhibition and learn about electricity.
- Within 15 min drive you can visit Hvolris Iron Age Village. It's a 'living museum" of how people lived in the iron age.
- Whitin 45 min. drive you can reach "Baboon City", which is a indoor playland for children of all ages.
- Within 35 min you can reach Randers Rainforest, which is a rainforest with all its natural inhabitants.
- Within 1 hour's drive you will reach Århus, Denmark's second largest city. It has Tivoli Friheden, but also lots of museums, (AROS - is very impressive) live music, cafes and many small special shops as well as big shopping malls. It also has "The old town of Århus". It's an old town within the city, built up as a live museum. Very interesting! But you can also just take a stroll along the the Aarhus river, which runs through the city and has many excellent cafe as well.
From the station you can reach Århus, which is the European Capital of Culture 2017. Actually the whole region, including Viborg, is an integrated part of the European Capital of Culture. Århus has been awarded one of the hottest places to visit in 2017, by Lonely Planet, New York Times, Vogue Magazine, CNN Travel, The Daily Mail, The Independent, and Momondo. Some links:
- http://www.vogue.com/13418257/travel-adult-spring-break-destination-ideas/ - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark/aarhus
- Within 35 min. drive you can reach Silkeborg - another beautiful and green city, where y ou can go canoing in the Gudenå (River), which has many places where you can take a break and picnic in the beautiful scenery.
- Within 5 quarters of an hour you can reach LEGOLAND. A place you must NOT miss if you are travelling with children.
- Within 75 min you can reach Djurs Sommerland, which also is a fantastic amusement park for people of all ages. Close to Djurs Sommerland you will find Kattegat Center, which is a Seaworld - fun and at the same time very educational.
A don't miss is of course the beautiful beaches of Denmark. If you drive an hour to the west coast you will find the big white beaches with big waves. On some of the beaches you are able to drive on the them. If you are into surfing there a great beach for that, where surfers from many places visit - it's called Cold Hawaii and offer great waves.
If you drive an hour to the east coast you'll find another kind of beach - more quiet and tranquil - and very much child-friendly beaches.
If you are interested in visiting Copenhagen. It only takes 30 min by plane and the fares are quite cheap about 30 euro for a round tripticket. The airport is also closeby, it only takes 30 min. to go to Karup airport. This airport is also an oppertunity for you to use when travelling to us.
The following websites can be used for further information on our area:
Places with exciting animals:
Park with nordic animals www.skandinaviskdyrepark.dk
Ebeltoft Safari (http://www.reepark.dk/default.aspx?pageID=17〈=en), Aquarium with large Sharks (http://www.kattegatcentret.dk/engelsk.asp).
Furthermore there is a more info to check out on these websites.
Our house has 3 floors. 1st floor is the garage, 2nd floor is the main house and 3rd floor has our lounge and office.
We have a cat that that is very friendly. He is quite playful and likes to be around people.
We would appriciate if you would feed him, thanks.
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
EV Home Charger
Sport and leisure
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
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It a neighborhood that's around 10 years old. Here is af quiet and relaxed atmosphere as we live on a dead end street.
Our neighbors are very friendly and helpful.
We have a Citröen Picasso C4 that you can use for getting around.
Normally we leave it at Billund Airport for you to have it when you get off the plane.
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Helle, Fleming and their adult children were EXCELLENT guests in our home! I enjoyed communicating with them before, during and after the exchange, and feel as if we have new friends. They were so respectful of our home, and left things in very good shape. The added surprise was getting to meet them right before they left! What a great family!
Guest Feedback: Helle stayed with Judy 4 months ago
Helle and Flemming were great communicators and left our house immaculate. I was a little worried because I would not be home before our next exchangers arrived, but of course as promised Helle left everything perfect for them. Helle and her family are welcome back anytime and we really look forward to our stay with them next summer in Denmark.
We had a 5 star exchange with Judy and Larry in their stunning beach house in Pacific City on the Oregon Coast. The house is beautiful decorated, well organized and has great views to the Pacific Ocean.
Communication went swiftly with Judy from the start and she was very helpful on advising us where to go and what to explore.
We enjoyed hiking, long walks on the beach, biking the e-bikes and making dinner in their very well equipped kitchen.
We are looking so much forward to seeing Judy and Larry in Denmark in the future.
Home Feedback: Helle stayed with Judy 4 months ago
Hugs to our new Denmark friends! Loved having you at the Oregon Oasis! Can't wait to see you when we plan our Denmark adventures!!!
We had a 5 star exchange with Stephanie and Scott in their stunning home in Santa Rosa.
The decoration of the house make you feel relaxed and comfortable at once you enter the house. Everything is well organized in the house and communication went swiftly from the start.
We even enjoyed the house so much that we had a hard time getting out to explore the beautiful surroundings. But we did manage a day trip to San Francisco, a hike on Kortum trail on the beautiful coast, a scenic drive to Port Reyes Station and shopping downtown Santa Rosa. We are looking forward to hosting Stepanie and Scott in Denmark next summer.
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This is our oldest son greeting you from our front porch
Our kitchen - the picture is taken from the top floor,
In our kitchen we have a relaxing build in sofa.
View from our kitchen to the east of our garden. In the bottom you can see the screen to our SONOS system - which we put in your language, so you can use it.
There are plenty of herbs for you to use in your cooking - parsley, basel, rosemary, oregano and red forest acids are some of the herbs we have.
The upstairs is our loungsroom. We have a great stereo and speakers to enjoy music. The view of the lake is quite good from up there :-)
We have 8 windows in the ceiling in our house. This gives very much daylight to our house.
We have a large flatscreen where you of course can watch Danish television, but also Netflix and HBO Nordic. We also have apple TV, so you can cast your favorite onto the screen.
This is our masterbedroom, beside this bedroom, we have 3 other bedroom - you can sleep 7 total in our house.
This is our morning terrace where we love to have our morning coffee and enjoy the garden which has many lavender - and gives a lovely scent.
Here we often dine if its chilli during the spring or autum. We have a woodburner in the house - from here you can get the wood.
Our garden will be at its peak if you come her during the summer.
We often eat outside during the summer. We have a large bbq at the terrace.
Our terrace facing southwest. In the garden you find many places to sit and relax, eat our enjoy your coffee. We have a hammock and a trampoline.
The next pictures are taken so you get an idea of the atmosphere of the surronding of our house.
Dining outside and relaxing in the hammock are some of the leisure activities during the weekends.
Raspberries and blueberries can be picked in the garden.
A vase of flowers fom our garden on our sunny terrace.
We have lots of LEGO for your kids to play with. An electric train that is so long it goes from the livingroom to the kitchen,
In our workshop we also have workout equipment: A spinning bike, rowing machine and some weights. You can cast your favorite show on the tv screen while exercising because there is a screencast connected to it.
In the garage we can set up the ping pong table - if you are interested. It's great fun to have a tournament in the family.
Are you into biking? We have 3 mountain bikes, 1 city bike and 2 race bikes - that you may use of course.
In Århus, the second largest city in Denmark, there is a great museum called AROS. The architecture is beautiful and on top of the museum you can walk in the RAINBOW.
Our beaches to the west coast of Denmark are really fantastic, because they are unspoilt (no hotels and restaurants at the beach) and the nature is wild.
Aros - the art museum.
Svinkløv is one of our favorite spots to go for a day the beach during the summer. Here there is an old beach hotel right at the beach - the atmospere is superb. This is the only hotel at the beach - if you want to go there, remember to book a lunch/dinner in advance.
This picture is taken one evening were we where driving along one of the beaches at the west coast by the North Sea. We have a trailer for 3 bikes so we can bring our bikes when we want to go mountainbiking.
The beaches at the west coast are unspoilt with beautiful dunes and no hotels built on them - only beautiful white sand and great waves.
Dunes of the west coast.
This is a great spot just 3 min walk from our house. You can make your own fire and bbq right at the lake. We often go for a walk around the lake.
There is also a shelter where you can bring your/our sleepingbags and sleep in the open.
Sundown over the lake from our house
We have an aerial runway 200m from our home - down by the lake.
Another great sundown from our house.
If you like to bring home some creative ceramics, we know just the right place to go. In the latin quarter in Århus there is a cafe where you can buy unfinished ceramics and paint it the way you like. They burn it and you pick it up afterwards - a sovenir for life:-)
This is Dollerup Bakker (Dollerup Hills) In Danish conditions it is very steep and hilly :-) This is one of our favorite spots to go for an outings, picnic or hiking.
Our 3 sons and Flemming on a hike last summer.
Thomas, our youngest during a hike during winther.
In Dollerup Hills there are many beautiful picnic spots.
Also Dollerup - we love this place.
Also in Dollerup there are old ruins called The ruins of Hald.
Dollerup - we also sometimes bring our mountainbikes for rides through the forest.
The landscapes of Dollerup is heathland cover with heather.
10 min in car from our house: Sønæs it situated in connection with the lakes of Viborg. This is a recreational spot for picnic and fun with your kids...
Sønæs - don't fall into the water...
Can you balance on the rope?
Viborg is surronded by two lakes. We often bike to Viborg and around the lakes - we sometimes bring a picnic and chill out at one of the many picnic places with benches and table around the lake.
10 min in car is Viborg. Viborg is a very old city, with narrow streets, pedestrians streets small shops and old buildings. This is the cathedral of Viborg.
Aprox. 20 min drive from our house is Mønsted Kalkminer - Mønsted Limestone mines. A great place for an excursion - it's mentioned in the homebook.
Just because I think it is beautiful :-)
Hjarkbæk fjord is another great and conveniet outing. There is a very great restaurant there which we love going to - we have also mentioned it in our homebook.
Aprox. an hour's drive from Viborg there's Legoland. A don't miss if you have small chrildren.
10 min drive from our home you can see the troll Elle made by the world famous sculptor Thomas Dambo. This is #116. There are several of them in our neighborhood cites.