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Skanderborg

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Skanderborg is a town in Skanderborg municipality, Denmark. It is situated on the north and north eastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake and there are several smaller ponds and bodies of water within the city itself, like Lillesø, Sortesø, Døj Sø and the swampy boglands of Eskebæk Mose. Just north of the town on the other side of Expressway E45, is the archaeologically important Illerup Ådal. Over time, the town has grown into a suburb of Aarhus to the north east, connected by the urban areas of Stilling, Hørning and Hasselager.Skanderborg is home to a population of 18,506 citizens (1 January 2014), out of Skanderborg municipality's total population of 58,176 (2014). The municipality is part of the larger East Jutland metropolitan area, with 1.2 million inhabitants.HistorySkanderborg is an old town and the area have revealed traces of human settlements, dating from the earliest Nordic Stone Age. A seasonal camp from the Ertebølle culture, was found here in the 1930s for example, near the former Ringkloster (English: Ring Abbey) on the southern brinks of Skanderborg Lake.The town sprawled around the former Skanderborg Castle, founded at some point during the early Middle Ages and in 1583 Skanderborg was granted a municipal charter.
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Hidden gems in Skanderborg

Skanderborg Bunkerne ©
Specialty Museum
Skanderborg Bunkerne
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Himmelbjergtaarnet ©
Architectural Building
Himmelbjergtaarnet Ry
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dyrehaven
Park
Dyrehaven
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vengedalen ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Vengedalen Ry
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Skanderborg

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 Skanderborg

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Ry Kirke ©
Church
Ry Kirke Ry
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Alling Kirke ©
Church
Alling Kirke Ry
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sct. Sorens Kirke ©
Church
Sct. Sorens Kirke Ry
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stilling-Solbjerg So ©
Water Body
Stilling-Solbjerg So
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Skanderborg

Skovby Kirke ©
Church
Skovby Kirke Skovby
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Duration: 30 minutes
Skanderborg Slotskirke ©
Church
Skanderborg Slotskirke
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Dover Kirke ©
Church
Dover Kirke
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Veng Klosterkirke
Church
Veng Klosterkirke
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Skanderborg

Om Kloster Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Om Kloster Museum Ry
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vestermoelle ©
History Museum
Vestermoelle
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Skanderborg

Offermosen I Illerup Aadal
Wildlife Area
Offermosen I Illerup Aadal
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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