Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in South Jutland

    Known for its ancient food traditions, rich bird life and hospitable locals

    South Jutland - An Underestimated Pearl
    South Jutland's nature and history include natural phenomena, amazing beaches and Vikings.

    Wadden Sea National Park and Ribe
    Wadden Sea National Park, on Denmark's west coast, teems with life. Watch the impressive phenomenon called Black Sun (Sort Sol) where millions of starlings murmurate. Danhostel Ribe, Danhostel Tønder and Danhostel Esbjerg are close to all the memorable experiences, and the hosts will give you practical advice and tips about the area. In Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, follow the night watchman as he makes his rounds on the narrow streets. View the town from the tower at Ribe Cathedral. The 9-m tall sculpture, "Man by the Sea," near Sædding Beach is worth seeing.
    Gråsten and Rømø
    Each year, thousands of visitors of all ages enjoy the sandy beaches on Rømø and those on the east coast. Danhostel Rømø offers low-priced accommodation throughout the summer season. If you are on the east coast, try a culinary speciality at the Old Inn in Gråsten. Enjoy a traditional South Jutland treat with coffee, 29 kinds of cakes and other homemade delights, then take a stroll to idyllic Gråsten Castle, Queen Margrethe's summer residence. Gråsten Castle is close to Danhostel Sønderborg City and Danhostel Sønderborg-Vollerupand the other Danhostels in the region.
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    Dybbøl Mølle and History Centre Dybbøl Banke
    Visit Dybbøl Mølle and learn about Denmark's military defeat to Germany in 1864. Tour Dybbøl Mølle History Centre to get more information about the war. The re-enactment of the War of Als happens at 2 am on weekends before the summer holiday. Reach all the attractions quickly when you stay at either Danhostel Sønderborg City or Danhostel Sønderborg-Vollerup.
    Trapholt Museum
    Trapholdt Museum houses modern art, crafts and Danish design furniture. There are exhibitions of art and design from Danish and international designers. The building which houses Trapholt Museum is a work of art and, it sits in a lovely park overlooking Kolding Fjord.
    Koldinghus, Denmark's first Renaissance castle, is Jutland's last royal home. For more than 750 years, the castle played an important role in Denmark's history. It was one of the country's largest and most important castles during the Middle Ages. Koldinghus is now a museum which offers events including changing exhibitions each year. Koldingshus celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2018. On exhibition are 17 unique tapestries weaved in Paris that were donated by Ny Carlsberg Foundation. They will be on display in 2018. Stay at Danhostel Kolding and tour the enchanting castle, Koldinghus.


    Bridgewalking Lillebælt is a new attraction in Europe. Get a unique experience as you view the landscape from 60 m and at the same time learn about the history of the bridge. You can experience Bridgewalking when you stay at Danhostel Fredericia or Danhostel Vejle.
    You cannot mention attractions in South Jutland without mentioning LEGOLAND®. People of all ages visit this popular, world-renowned amusement park. Combine your trip to LEGOLAND® with a visit to Lalandia in Billund. Stay at Danhostel Grindsted-Billund or Danhostel Vejen and enjoy an active holiday.
    Skamlingsbanken at Kolding
    Skamlingsbanken, a large hill on the peninsula of Jutland, offers beautiful views of Little Belt Strait. A tall granite pillar stands here as a memorial of the dispute over the area of Schleswig-Holstein, along with Denmark's highest flagpole.


    Christiansfeld is one of Denmark’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The settlement founded in 1773 by members of the Moravian Church from Saxony, Germany, is named after Christian VII who approved the construction. Christiansfeld is close to Danhostel Kolding and Danhostel Haderslev. Tour Christiansfeld and learn more about its history.