We live in a quiet street (with its own little football field) in a residential area about 4 km from the city centre, 3 min. walk from the woods, 3 min. walk from the bus stop (to city centre and railway station), 10 min. walk from a supermarket. Silkeborg is situated in the middle of the Danish lake district, an area of great beauty with lots of forests and lakes. So in a few minutes you can be in the middle of the forest, go for long walks, have a picnic or swim in the lakes (some of our friends do it all year round!).
Silkeborg has several interesting museums (one of them housing the famous 2400 year-old Tollundman, the world's best preserved bog man), a new art center at the old spa, a freshwater aquarium and you can go fishing (excellent fishing waters – very clean), canoeing, grass skiing, swimming (indoors too) and play golf.
Denmark is so small that you can see an awful lot of the country in one holiday. Among our own favourite outings are a cruise on the old paddle steamer on the lakes to look-out point Himmelbjerget, a walk in one of the many woods around one of the lakes here, Legoland (60 min.) (every child should take their parents there at least once! ), Århus (40 min.)(recently
voted best shopping city in Scandinavia, museums – e.g. The Old City, a five-star live open-air museum, and Aros, the impressive new art museum), Hjerl Hede (60 min. – another delightful open-air museum which comes alive during holidays) , North Sea beaches (75 min.), Odense (2 hours by car, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, shopping, zoo etc. ), and even Copenhagen (3 hours by car or train) with Tivoli, the Queen's Palace, and lots of shopping, is also reachable on day outings.
We will leave a big pile of brochures, maps etc. for you as well as suggestions for tours and activities.