Himmelbjerget (The Sky Mountain) is a hill located close to Silkeborg. It has a height of 147 meters and is one of the highest points in Denmark. From Himmelbjerget is an amazing view over the surrounding landscape which was shaped during the last Ice Age. On the top of Himmelbjerget, you’ll find a tower with a height of 25 meters. The tower was...more
When visiting Silkeborg, you must take a boat trip on the beautiful lakes Brassø, Borresø, and Julsø. There are several departures during the day – with seven different boats - from the harbour of Silkeborg. The S/S Hjejlen is the most famous of the boats. It was built in 1861 and is still sailing today - actually as the oldest original paddle...more
If you want a day to just relax and enjoy a great day, then taking this boat trip to the highest point in Denmark is your best bet. You ride along the river into a series of lakes until you reach the base of Himmelbjerget which is in the background of the picture. At the base it is a short hike to the top where you can enjoy an ice-cream and a...more
The Silkeborg Art Museum is set in an old spa complex and offers an interesting mix of avante-garde art as well as some more traditional forms. The campus-style setting of turn-of-century buildings as well as the lake setting make for a pleasant stop.You could spend a couple hours exploring around the Art Museum. Check out my travelogue on...more
HimmelbjergetHimmelbjerget is a 147 m high hill near Silkeborg, which can be reached by car, boat orr on foot. It gives you nice views on the surrounding Danish lakes. There is a big parking space. It is a bit of a touristmade point, but at least the views are great.Opening Hours: Palm Sunday - 30 April Weekends and holidays 10.00-17.00 May and...more
AQUA Ferskvands AkvariumAQUA – ‘the inside out aquarium’The circular AQUA building is placed in a number of big outdoor lakes which makes it a reversed aquarium with you inside of it! Through large landscape windows you can look into the lakes and watch fish and plants from various types of Danish fresh water environments. Enjoy at close range...more
Himmelbjerget translates to English as "The Sky Mountain" and one of Denmark's highest peaks, one affords a beautiful view of Denmark's lake district. Many Danes joke about this destination, as the peak of Himmelbjerget is only about 150m high. One can climb up a tower to get a view of the lakes for a very small fee.more
Marienlundsvej 36, Silkeborg, Jutland, DK-8600, Denmark
Good for: Couples
Nice enough hotel in a converted paper mill in a former industrial area just to the east of the town...more
Svostrupvej 58, Silkeborg, Jutland, DK-8600, Denmark
Good for: Couples
Aalekroen is located a few kilometres outside the centre of Silkeborg (go by car or take the train to the nearby Svejbæk Station). Great location at one of the Silkeborg Lakes...
I had lunch (Danish dishes) at the restaurant; good food and friendly service.
Bring an umbrella or even better a raincoat. Silkeborg has a lot of rain, even more rain than many other parts of Denmark.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: And don't forget to bring a swimsuit if you are traveling during the summer. You can swim in the lakes. They are normally between 17 and 21 degreese.
Sky Mountain is the highest peak in the whole of Denmark. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery and can be reached by boat from Silkeborg. It's a tough but satisfying climb.
The phone number given is that of the Silkeborg Tourist Information Bureau
By clicking the top weblink you will reach my VT travelogue page where you will find masses of useful and quite detailed information about mountaineering in Denmark (plus pics).
By clicking the bottom weblink you will get a site which gives good general information about the mountain and surrounding area - accommodation, transport, history etc
Good Luck with your climb - Take Care !
The paddle steamer Hjejlen For season number 141 the Hjejle Company still runs "Hjejlen" and beside this 6 other charming excursion boats."Hjejlen" is the oldest operative paddle steamer in the world. In the summer the boats run on the river Gudenå and on the lakes between Silkeborg, Himmelbjerget and Laven. Hjejlen - the oldest operative paddle...more
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