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Randers

3.9
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Churches
Randers is a city in Randers Municipality, Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. It is Denmark's sixth-largest city, with a population of 61,163 (1 January 2014). Randers is the municipality's main town and the site of its municipal council. The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which has 1.2 million inhabitants. By road it is north of Aarhus, east of Viborg, and northwest of Copenhagen.Randers became a thriving market town in medieval times, and many of its 15th-century half-timbered houses remain today, as does St Martin's Church, also from that period. Trade by sea was facilitated through the Gudenå River, entering Randers Fjord. During industrialization, Randers quickly became one of the most important industrial towns in the country, but it saw itself outpaced by the cities of Aarhus and Aalborg at the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the larger historic industries in Randers are gone today. From 1970, the population saw a decline from a peak of 58.500 citizens, until a stabilization in the 1990s occurred, followed by a modest rise since then.The main tourist attraction is Randers Tropical Zoo thanks to its artificial rainforest, the largest in Northern Europe, its 350 varieties of plant and over 175 species of animals. The city's football team, Randers FC, play their homes games at the AutoC Park Randers, and are in Denmark's first league, the Superligaen. The town is also home to Randers rugby union club and Jutland RLFC, a rugby league team, as well as Randers Cimbria, a Basketligaen team that took 2nd place in the 2013-2014 season.
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Hidden gems in Randers

Randers Regnskov ©
Zoo
Randers Regnskov
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Kulturhuset
Architectural Building
Kulturhuset
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Haandvaerksmuseet Kejsergaarden
Specialty Museum
Haandvaerksmuseet Kejsergaarden
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mariager Klosterkirke ©
Church
Mariager Klosterkirke Mariager
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Randers

Den Gamle By ©
Specialty Museum
Den Gamle By Aarhus
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Observatory
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum Aarhus
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
LEGOLAND Billund ©
Theme Park
LEGOLAND Billund Billund
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
Moesgaard Museum ©
Science Museum
Moesgaard Museum Aarhus
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Popular things to do in Randers

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Cold Hand Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cold Hand Winery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Fladbro Skov ©
Wildlife Area
Fladbro Skov
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Memphis Mansion ©
Specialty Museum
Memphis Mansion
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fussingo Slot ©
Castle
Fussingo Slot
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Randers

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Hohoej Burial Mound
Historic Site
Hohoej Burial Mound Mariager
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gjerlev kirke ©
Church
Gjerlev kirke Gjerlev
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aalum Kirke ©
Church
Aalum Kirke
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sct. Mortens Kirke ©
Church
Sct. Mortens Kirke
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Randers

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Randers Kunstmuseum ©
Art Museum
Randers Kunstmuseum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gaia Museum Outsider Art ©
Art Museum
Gaia Museum Outsider Art
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gallery Gak ©
Art Gallery
Gallery Gak
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mariager Museum ©
History Museum
Mariager Museum Mariager
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Randers

Randers Dyrehave ©
Wildlife Area
Randers Dyrehave
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gudenaaparken
Wildlife Area
Gudenaaparken
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Randers

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