GARDENS OF BRATTINGBORG GODS
In the southern part of Samsø lies The estate Brattingborg Gods, surrounded by the fields and Battingborg Forrest.
The estate was established in 1677and has belonged to the family Danneskiold-Samsø eversince.
The influence of English houses is good to be seen.
In front of the estate there are the barns that belonged to the estates modern farming business.
There is no public acces to the estate and buildings.
But it is possible to visit the park on Thuesdays and Fridays
The park (6 hectares) is in English style.
The admission is 40Dkr.
- National/State Park
- Castles and Palaces
CYCLE TOUR TO VESBORG FYR
We started our cycle-tour at Strandskovenscamping but you can start it on every place or village alongside the route.
From Standskovenscamping we cycled east, towards Tranebjerg, only 3 km away. In Tranebjerg follow the signs Kolby and cycle south. We made a small stop in Permelille, and visit the Samsø Gårdbutik. Just outside Permelille you can see the white church of Kolby kirke.
On the crossing near the church follow the sign Vesborg Fyr. Outside kolby Kirke the lighthouse is seen on the horizon, just a few kilometers away.
A parking place for the cars and bycycles is on the right hand and it is just a 100m walk to the lighthouse.
Next to the lighthouse is a small shop and cafe. Just for a nice cup of coffe or other fine drinks and lovely cakes.
From the lighthouse you have a magnificient view. The 10 offshore windturbines, Kolby Kirke, and the westcoast of Samsø.
From here we cycle to Brattingborg Gods, and to Ørby Kirke. On the road from Ørby Kirke to Nørreskofte you can see already the sea.
From Nørreskofte to Ballen you have a nice view on the sea.
In Ballen harbour we make another stop. There are some nice terraces with a look over the many boats.
From Ballen we took the road next to the sea back to Strandskovenscamping and end our tour.
- Family Travel
BIRDS OF PREY
Make a visit to the Falkecenter Samsø.
Expierence the fantastic birds of prey at close range.
During the show the falconer tells you interesting stories about the
different birdsof prey,and the different way they catch their prey.
While watching the show you can feel the whizz of the wing,when they
fly above your head, when the birds dive to the ground when they
catch their prey.
After each show their is plenty of time to ask questions and you
can take photograph's of the birds up close.
Or you might even end with a eagle on you arm!
may-juni: wed, thu, sat,sun.
july: every day
Show starts at 11.00 am.
Gate of P-place opens at 10.30 am.
Prices 80 kr, children 60kr.
- Family Travel
DYRET, Mountain of Odin
On the southern part of Samsø, Between Onsbjerg and Tanderup lies Dyret.
Dyret rises 51 meters above the ground and is thus the highest point of th
souterhn part of Samsø.
And because of it´s hight, you have here also fabulous views.
In pagan times however, people called Dyret, the mountain of Odin.
Which has given name to the village of Onsbjerg.
As it was a taboo to Mention Odin by name the locals decided
to name it Dyret.
During Second World War, the German soldiers had an observationpost on the hill.
Now Dyret has been a gathering point for local meetings.
There is access from to the hill from the roads on the east and the west side.
But the best way up is on the east side.
A sign marks the footpath uphill, and there is room to park your car alongside
- Mountain Climbing
A few kilometers northeast of Besser, you will find a 5 kilometers long reef.
The reef is bounding Stavns Fjord, and is so an extraordinary bird´s territory.
That´s why Besser Rev is closed during the breeding season from 1 april untill the 15th of july.
You can hike to the end of the reef, and make a stopover at Hønsepold, were you can
see whole Stavns Fjord.
Further out along the reef you will find an entranchement from the England wars.
From here you can see the strong currant waters of Kyholm.
But before you go walking the reef you have to make a stopover by the tourist information
to get a tide table.
That´s because you have to cross Draget in the beginning, and there is a risk of
flooding during high tide!!
BALLEBJERG, Samsø's highest point
From Nordby centre, a road that leads west to Ballebjerg.
Ballebjerg is with 64meters the higest point of the island.
From here you hav a magnificient view on the island of Tunø in the west,
and all the way to Aarhus.
To the east you can see all the small islands s.a. Lindholm, Kyholm and Rump, and more towards Zealand Vejrø.
The tower was build in 1920.
Today the Nordby citizen Association , who also maintains the tower, owns the area.
Around the tower there is a small parking place.
- Family Travel
AUSTIN MUSEUM, Samsø
On the road from Ballen to Landmark you will find in Landmark the AUSTIN MUSEUM.
It is the world largest collection of Austin Cars.
It is an exhibition of more than 30 cars which vary in different stages of completness.
There is also a lunch and brunch cafe.
And a nice cup of coffe is being served by the very nice lady of the museum.
She and her husband are running the museum.
Every friday live music around 20h.
Guided tours at 2pm.
Openingstime: year round, mon-sat from 10 am till 4 pm.
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel