Jylland Tourist Information
Denmark’s western peninsula is the only part of the country that’s naturally connected to mainland Europe. Its southern boundary is the frontier with Germany. Compared with the smooth land of Fyn and Sjælland, this Ice Age peninsula is bisected at the north by the Limfjord and spiked below by Himmelbjerget, the zenith of this modest range, peaks at 438 feet, while farther south the Yding Skovhøj plateu measures 568 feet.
The first inhabitants of Denmark were hunters who lived in southern Jylland (Jutland) 250,000 years ago. You can see flint tools and artifacts from this period locked away in museums. After 1,000 years, Viking burial mounds and stones still swell the land, some in protected areas, others lying in farmer’s field, tended by grazing sheep.
The windswept lansapes filmed in Babette’s Feast, the movie version of Karen Blixen’s (Isak Dinesen) novel, trace the west coast northward to Skagen, a luminous, dune-covered point (geographically not unlike the Outer Banks of North Carolina), while to the east coast, facing Fyn, lie deep fjords rimmed with forests. The center is dotted with castles, parklands, and the famed Legoland. Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town, lies to the south, while the east coast is anchored by Arhus and Aalborg, respectively Denmark’s second and fourth largest cities, with nightlife and sights to rival Copenhagen’s.
Tourism offices are open weekday from 10 am to 4 pm, on Saturday from 9 to noon.
Aalborg : Address : Østeerå 8, tel. 98/12-60-22.
Arhus : Address : Rådhuset, tel. 86/12-16-00.
Billund : Address : c/o Legoland A/S, Astvej, tel. 75/33-19-26.
Randers : Address : Erik Menveds Plads 1, tel. 86/42-44-77.
Ribe : Address : Torvet 3-5, tel. 75/42-15-00.
Silkeborg : Address : Godthåbsvej 4, tel. 86/82-19-11.
Viborg : Address : Nythorv 5, tel. 86/61-16-66.
For ambulance, fire or police emergencies, you can call 112.
After normal hours (4pm-7am),
In Aalborg : tel. 98/13-62-11.
In Århus : tel. 86/20-10-22.
Elsewhere : Call directory assistance at 118 and ask for the number for the local night doctor.
Late Night Pharmacies
Århus : Løve Apoteket, Store Turv 5, tel. 86/12-00-22.
Aalborg : Budolfi Apotek, corner of Vesterbro and Algade, tel. 98/12-06-77.
Pharmacies elsewhere rotate 24 hour emergency service and will fill only prescriptions that have been called in by doctors.
Arriving and Departing by Plane
Billund Airport, 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) southwest of downtown, receives flights from London, Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt on Mærsk Air (tel. 75/33-28-44) and on the Norwegian carrier Braathena to Oslo, Sunair ( tel. 75/33-16-11) serves Billund, Århus, and Göteborg. Several domestic airports, including Aalborg, Århus, and Esbjerg, are served by Mærsk, Cimber Air (tel. 74/42-22-77), and SAS (tel. 75/33-14-11), all of them have good connection to Copenhagen.
Arriving and Departing by Car, Train, and Ferry
Two bridges lik Middlefart on Fyn to Fredecricia on Jylland. The older, lower bridge (1.7 kilometers/1 mile) follows Route 161, while the newer suspension bridge (1.2 kilometers/.75mile) on E20 is faster.
DSB (tel. 33/14-17-01) makes hourly links between Copenhagen and Fredericia. The three and a half hour trip includes train passage aboard the ferry, which crosses the Store Bælt between Korsør, on west Sjælland, and Nyborg, on east Fyn.
Ferries from Hundested , Sjælland, to grena in east jylland take 2 ½ hours, while those from Kalunborg to Århus take 3 hours. For information, call DSB (tel. 33/14-17-01). Scandinavian Seaways (tel. In Esbjerg, 75/12-48-00; in Copenhagen , 33/15-63-00) also links Harwich and New castle to Esbjerg in the south west. There are also ferries from Göteborg (31/2 hours), on Sweden’s west coast and Oslo, Norway (10 hours), to frederikshavn in the northeast. Call Stena Lina (tel. 96/20-02-00) for both.
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