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The area of Jutland comprises the greater part of Denmark, extending 400km (250 miles) from the German border to its northernmost tip. Jutland’s west coast has superb sandy beaches but bathing there is, often unsafe, due to the changing winds and tides. Extreme care should be exercised, and any advice or notices issued by local authorities should be heeded. The major port of Esbjerg is located in Jutland and receives daily ferries from the UK. Main towns and resorts include Aalborg, Århus, Esbjerg, Frederikshavn, Holstebro, Kolding, Randers, Silkeborg, Vejle and Viborg.


Aalborg contains the largest Viking burial ground, as well as a cathedral, monastery and the castle. The largest Renaissance buildings in the country are in Aalborg.

Århus has a collection of more than 60 17th and 18th century buildings – houses, shops and workshops from all over the country, re-erected on a spacious landscaped site, as well as Marselisborg Castle and a museum of prehistory.

Esbjerg and Fanø are also historically interesting and have a number of fine beaches. Rosenholm, Clausholm and Vœrgard castles are all worth a visit, while Legoland (Billund), which is open from April to October, provides great entertainment for children.