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Silkeborg Travel Guide, Denmark

Silkeborg Travel Guide – A Destination for Everyone

The reasons for traveling may be very diverse, depending on the person and the person’s moods at a certain time. Silkeborg can satisfy any demand. For someone wanting to get rid of stress, Silkeborg, situated on the banks of Gudenå River and Langs lake and its surroundings full of lakes and forests, is the perfect destination. Business trips, conferences are easily organized in four or five stars hotels (including Radisson hotel) with conference rooms and many facilities.

If you are traveling with kids, you will find out that the Danish hospitality means, in some cultural institutions, free entrance for kids, activities and sections especially adapted for them. However, if your budget is not so high, you may find bed and breakfast at lower prices or choose camping as an alternative.

Silkeborg is not cheap, but it is certainly rewarding. Regarding the number of inhabitants, it is not a large city compared to Copenhagen (around 41.000) although it is an active and vivid place. For those looking exactly for this, this city located in mid-eastern Jutland region offers a lot of choices: museums, sailing (with simple boats or with the world’s oldest functional steamboat), even skiing on artificial nylon slopes or trekking on the nearby hills. The hills do not have a high altitude (around 500 feet- highest for Denmark), one of the nicest being Himmelbjerge (Hill of Heaven),.

Silkeborg Travel Guide – Climate and Economy

It all started in the first part of the 19th century with a paper mill, but now the city is a railway junction, a manufacturing place for electronics, and of course beer, which is one of the main products in Denmark. The headquarters of Jyske Bank is also in Silkeborg. Tourism is an important source of income. In case you are wondering when it’s best to visit, spring and summer are recommended, as you may enjoy long days in the warm, mild sun and if, by any chance, you are too hot, showers occur often on the slopes of the hills (sometimes available with thunderstorms). Environmental problems and alternative energy are regarded with great interest by the inhabitants and generally by the Danish, as the beauty and the resources of the place have to be preserved.

Silkeborg Travel Guide – Cultural and Scientific Attractions

Holidays mean not only relaxation, but an enjoyable way of acquiring knowledge. For those interested in art, there is a museum in the center of the city, including modern paintings (Asger Jorn collection), ceramic work, and sculptures. History has its share in Silkeborg’s attractions. The most famous piece exposed in the history museum is the Tollund Man -the naturally mummified corpse from the 4th century BC. A highlight for natural science passionate people, as well as an architectural masterpiece is the “aquazoo”, which is a totally new concept of seeing animals in their natural habitat. In fact it is a building lowered into a lake. Another attraction if you are lucky or if you calculate the right year (it is organized every three years), is the "Ildfestregatta", meaning "fire party regatta"- a show of lasers and fireworks. The next event will be held in 2011.

You can extend your visit to Odense which is 93 miles away from Silkeborg.

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