Jutland is the heart of Denmark. There are so many enticements for travelers to the country that Jutland can scarcely be missed on any excursion to Denmark, and the eastern section is as enchanting as any other.
Arhus is the second-largest city in Denmark. A college town, it has a young, vibrant dynamic despite its Viking heritage that lives today in the museums and architectural stylings of the gardens and buildings. Get an up-close view of days gone by at Den Gamle By, an open-air museum, as well as Mosegard, which has relics - including the Grabaulle Man, a completely preserved body found in a bog -- uncovered from the Iron, Bronze and Stone Age.
Ebeltoft features the ruins of Kalo Castle, a 14th century stronghold once connected to the mainland by a drawbridge. The castle once held Gustav Vasa, who went on to be king of Sweden, within its walls; he escaped shortly into his term in 1518. A visit to Kalo will give you a feeling of chivalrous nostalgia as you walk the promenades where knights once trod. The town is also fabled for the Jylland, a 19th century frigate that floats in the bay, and for its Glass Museum; you'll find several glassware treasures in the merchants' shops.
There are a number of beautiful cities in eastern Jutlands. Randers, Horsens and Vejle are towns of tremendous scenery with cobblestone malls, historic cathedrals, windmills and shipping areas. Randers is the site of the only Danish river harbor, while Horsens and other townships are situated on fjords.
The Danish cottages are the perfect place to rest and relax when the day's adventures end.
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