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Silkeborg Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 45 photos

Silkeborg lies between the danish hills at the river Gudenåen.

The legend of the birth of Silkeborg tells us the next story:

Once a bishop named Peder travelled here and decided to build a farm. The problem was he had no idea where he should build it.

One time he sailed on the river Gudenåen. He took his silk hat and threw it in the river and said: Wherever my hat comes a shore, ther I will build my farm.

He built the farm on the exact spot and called it Silkeborg.

Silke = danish for silk.
Borg = danish for farm.

One of the most beautiful places in Silkeborg is without doubt the Sejsvej, which is next to the Guden?en river. There is a good footpath along the river, that gives you great views on the lovely houses across the river. The steamboat Hjejlen starts at the beginning of the Sejsvej and brings you for example to Himmelbjeget across the river and lake.

Visit the Silkeborg Turistbureau
Havnen, Ahavevej 2a, Silkeborg
Tel.+45 86 82 19 11

Actually not in but near Silkeborg is the Himmelbjerget. The hill is not more then 147 m high, but since there is not a much higher point around the views are great. It is possible to climb the towe on top of Himmelbjerget to have an even nicer view.

  • Last visit to Silkeborg: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

    Nice pics and very informative text - Thanks - MikeStarr5 in "Barking Town" near London

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2003 at 1:57 PM

    Himmelbjerget - 164 meters high - funny to see what Danmark calls a mountain... ;-))


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