Visit the home of the Viking kings in Kongernes Jelling Discover the Vikings in Ribe Viking Center Koldinghus is a unique restored castle and today a historical museum In Billund you can visit the first Legoland in the world from 1968 Find beautiful architecture in Vejle, nearby Legoland

South Jutland in Denmark

South Jutland has magnificent nature, excellent amusement parks and popular historical sites like the oldest town in Denmark and the home of the Viking kings.

Jutland is a large peninsula of Northern Europe that forms the mainland of Denmark. In the Southern part of Jutland, you find fantastic beaches, the original Legoland and several other amusement parks, a Viking attraction on the Unesco Heritage list, a royal castle and a lot more.


Unesco heritage highlights

The region has a fascinating history, and you can visit three sites on the UNESCO Heritage list as the Jelling Monuments, The Moravian Brethren in Christiansfeld and the Wadden Sea National Park in the Western part of the region.


The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park on the West coast in South Jutland stretches across 500 km in three countries. The UNESCO organisation has recently designated the Danish part of the Wadden Sea as a World Heritage destination.

You can here experience the beautiful fauna and the local animals and drive around in the Wadden Sea National Park. Make a stop by the Wadden Sea Centre, a new fascinating 1000 m2 exhibition centre, opened in February 2017. 

It`s also possible to experience the phenomenon 'Black Sun' where hundred thousands of black Starlings can here be seen before the sunset happening every year in September and October.

The numerous beaches on the three islands in the Wadden Sea called Mandø, Rømø and Fanø, are popular spots in the summer for locals as well as tourists. From June to September local tour operators arrange seal safaris here too.


South Jutland has an interesting history

South Jutland has always been an important region, and you can find a lot of historic buildings and landmarks. 

In Ribe, Denmark`s oldest town, you will find incredible historical buildings and architecture. Visit the cathedral and interesting historical streets. The Viking museum in Ribe is well-known, and the Ribe Viking Centre just outside the town is one of the most exciting Viking highlights in the Nordic countries.

In South Jutland, you can visit many impressive old castles such as Koldinghus, Augustenborg Castle, Gram Castle and Sønderborg Castle.

The region also has a royal castle, Gråsten Castle, which is the beautiful summer residence of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and her family. Nearby in Møgeltønder, you will find another beautiful castle, Schackenborg, which also has been owned by the royal family.


Dybbøl is a historical landmark

In the town Sønderborg, you find one of Denmark`s most important landmarks "Dybbøl Mølle". You find it where Denmark suffered its greatest defeat to Germany in 1864.

Activities for families

All around in South Jutland, you can enjoy different kinds of activities and amusements. The most famous amusement park is Legoland in Billund, but also Givskud Animal Park, Danfoss Universe or Ribe Viking Center are very recommended. The region also has many campsites, and you will also find fantastic options for biking in the summer on beautiful nature biking routes.  

The region also has many campsites, and you will also find fantastic options for biking in the summer on beautiful nature biking routes. The impressive wide beaches and beautiful inlets offer all kinds of activities like canoeing, kayaking, surfing, bathing and fishing.  
 

How to go to South Jutland

South Jutland is only a 2,5 hours drive from the capital Copenhagen. Do you prefer to fly directly to South Jutland, Billund International Airport, Denmarks second largest is an obvious choice. Legoland is very close to the airport. 

You will also find excellent public transport connections with buses or trains from big cities like Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. 

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Top Highlights in South Jutland

Legoland®

Legoland®

Lego® are a Danish company and you find the original Legoland here just nearby the factory. The Legoland theme Park is one one the most visited attractions in Denmark.

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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the new national parks in Denmark.

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LEGO® House

LEGO® House

The new 12,000-square-meter LEGO® House has just opened in September 2017

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Tirpitz Bunker

Tirpitz Bunker

The Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand is one of the largest in the world and opened in June 2017.

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Ribe VikingeCenter

Ribe VikingeCenter

In Ribe you can travel back 1000 years in time to when the Vikings ruled Ribe, called Ripa.

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Unesco World Heritage in South Jutland

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the new national parks in Denmark.

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The Moravians in Christiansfeld

The Moravians in Christiansfeld

Founded in 1773 in South Jutland, this heritage site is an example of a planned settlement of the Moravian Church.

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Historic Castles in South Jutland

Koldinghus Castle

Koldinghus Castle

Koldinghus is today an interesting museum to visit but has earlier been a royal castle.

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Graasten Palace

Graasten Palace

The Gråsten Palace is one of the summer residences of the Danish Royal family, but the park is also open to the public.

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Schackenborg Castle

Schackenborg Castle

Deep south in Denmark you will find this magnificent historic castle and surroundings.

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Family & Fun in South Jutland

Legoland®

Legoland®

Lego® are a Danish company and you find the original Legoland here just nearby the factory. The Legoland theme Park is one one the most visited attractions in Denmark.

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Givskud Animal Park

Givskud Animal Park

A Zoo for the whole family with a lot of animals for all ages to explore.

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Wadden Sea Centre

Wadden Sea Centre

The Wadden Sea is the largest and flattest National Park in Denmark and in this new museum, you get a very good introduction to this area.

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The Fisheries and Maritime Museum

The Fisheries and Maritime Museum

Visit this saltwater aquarium for seals and native specials with indoor and outdoor exhibitions.

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Bridgewalking Lillebælt

Bridgewalking Lillebælt

Bridgewalking Lillebælt in Middelfart is a new and unique attraction and the first and only place in Europe, where it is possible.

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Universe

Universe

Visit the amusement and science park in South Jutland

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LEGO® House

LEGO® House

The new 12,000-square-meter LEGO® House has just opened in September 2017

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Odense ZOO

Odense ZOO

If you are going to visit Odense then don`t forget to visit Odense ZOO. Here you can find the animals living in different parts of the world.

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The Funky Monkey Park

The Funky Monkey Park

Welcome to Denmark's largest climbing park.

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Recommened Towns to Visit in South Jutland

Vejle

Vejle

Welcome to the town Vejle close to the famous Legoland in Billund.

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Ribe

Ribe

Ribe is the oldest town in Denmark and one of the oldest in the Nordic countries and is more than 1000 years old.

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Esbjerg

Esbjerg

Welcome to Esbjerg, the biggest city in South Jutland and the 'capital of the West coast'

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Recommended Hotels in South Jutland

Hotel Kellers Park

Hotel Kellers Park

At this first class spa and wellness hotel you get a celebrity treatment and world-class service.

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Hotel Legoland

Hotel Legoland

You can be a princess, a knight or pirate and with the girls from LEGO®

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Hotel Vejlefjord

Hotel Vejlefjord

Hotel Vejlefjord is one of the best wellness & spa hotels in Northern Europe!

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Legoland®

Lego® are a Danish company and you find the original Legoland here just nearby the factory. The Legoland theme Park is one one the most visited attractions in Denmark.
Read more

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.
Read more

The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the new national parks in Denmark.

Read more

LEGO® House

The new 12,000-square-meter LEGO® House has just opened in September 2017
Read more

Tirpitz Bunker

The Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand is one of the largest in the world and opened in June 2017.
Read more

Ribe VikingeCenter

In Ribe you can travel back 1000 years in time to when the Vikings ruled Ribe, called Ripa.
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Universe

Visit the amusement and science park in South Jutland
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Givskud Animal Park

A Zoo for the whole family with a lot of animals for all ages to explore.
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Koldinghus Castle

Koldinghus is today an interesting museum to visit but has earlier been a royal castle.
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Dybbøl Banke Battle Centre

Visit one of the most important historic landmarks in Denmark, The Dybbøl Banke Battle Centre. Get inspired by the big battles by drawings, photos, uniforms and weapons from the wars between 1848 and 1864.
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The Fisheries and Maritime Museum

Visit this saltwater aquarium for seals and native specials with indoor and outdoor exhibitions.
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Explore South Jutland

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