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Danhostel Skanderborg welcome all to our hostel located in the middle of a fabulous beech forest. We have a large garden and a beach with a jetty at Skanderborg Lake. Spend time on the shores of Skanderborg Lake in the Lakelands, one of the most beautiful places to rejuvenate the mind and body. Experience the peaceful surroundings of the Lakelands, yet stay close to the town and its many attractions.
We provide 16 rooms with private bathrooms and 10 self-contained red log cabins. We have three rooms reserved for meetings and conferences. You or your company can rent the entire hostel if you need a place to speak freely and privately. Come alone or with your family and friends and go fishing, sailing, kayaking, or biking on the many mountain bike trails or go hiking in our famous beech forest. In the middle of the property is our main building - a black log cabin, which was the officers' mess in World War II. We serve a lovely English breakfast each morning.
The best thing about Danhostel Skanderborg is the welcome extended to all our guests. Each guest gets great service including a friendly “good morning." This is one of host, Egon Petersen’s, most important rule of thumb after 27 years of service as owner of Danhostel Skanderborg.
Skanderborg forms a gateway to the Mid-Jutland Lakelands, one of the most beautiful areas in Denmark. The city is the oldest town in the Lakelands and has a long and interesting history, including that of being a town of the Danish kings. If you walk through the woods, from the hostel, you are just a few km away from the Castle Chapel and the town of Skanderborg. Over the years, Skanderborg has developed into a modern commercial centre with many retail shops, cosy restaurants and cafes, small museums, and a variety of sporting and cultural activities for all ages. Go shopping on the street called Adelgade, or experience Kulturhuset, Skanderborg’s Culture Centre, which overlooks Skanderborg Lake. Two of Denmark’s highest points, Ejer Bavnehøj and Himmelbjerget are about 10 and 20 km respectively from the hostel. With its proximity to the Jutland motorway and railway junction, Skanderborg is also an ideal starting point for excursions to famous attractions throughout Mid Jutland. Our Danhostel is not far from Moesgaard Museum, Givskud Zoo, Aqua in Silkeborg, Randers Tropical Zoo or Golf Club
If you are an angler, tourist, student or a family, there is room for you in the deep, quiet forest. This lake is one of the world's best fishing waters with a child-friendly beach in the shallow area nearest to the hostel. Enjoy views of sea eagles, kayaks, red log cabins and the peaceful surroundings. Rent a canoe and sail around the Lakelands. The whole area is dotted with lakes and rivers, where you can fish, swim and sail.
Visit Danhostel Skanderborg, experience great service from host, Egon Petersen, and enjoy the town known to host “Denmark's Most Beautiful Festival," a music festival known as Skanderborg Festival or Smukfest.