Grenaa is a Danish town and seaport on the east coast of the Jutlandic peninsula. Tourism and commerce are important sectors in the economy of Grenaa and it is the only larger town on Djursland. Grenaa is the seat, and the largest town, in Norddjurs Municipality. Grenaa was first mentioned in 1231 and it was granted the status of a market town in 1445. Grenaa has a lingering production industry just as in most of the western world, development of tourism and educational institutions is sought to play a larger role for Grenaa in the future. The 5 km sandy Grenaa Beach is significant for tourism, with a hinterland of summer cottages, including many rentals. Grenaa is a shopping centre for central-eastern Djursland, an about 40 km x 40 km peninsula, protruding into the sea. With 14.601 inhabitants Grenaa is the largest town on the c.40 km x 40 km peninsula, where coastal tourism is important. Djursland has 22 sandy beaches along the three-sided 260 km coastline, with in the order of 7.000 summer-, Grenaa Beach can be seen as the best of the beaches on Djursland, as it was elected as one of the two best beaches in Denmark in 2006.
All coastlines in Denmark are accessible to the public by law, contributing to making the walkable, the climate is coastal temperate, influenced by the Gulf Stream. Westerly and south-westerly winds are common, the yearly precipitation is 700 mm. The average summer temperature is 16 degrees Celsius, the coldest month is January with an average temperature of 0.5 degrees. This, combined with the coastlines, means that it seldom gets crowded on the coast. Grenaa has a seaport that has been expanded in recent years. The town is connected by ferry to Varberg in Sweden. The town is connected by railway to Denmarks second largest city, Aarhus,60 km to the south-east. The station offers local train services to Aarhus and Odder as part of the Aarhus Commuter Rail service. Aarhus Airport lies 20 km to the south-east from Grenaa, Grenaa Beach -5 km of sandy beach starting at Grenaa Marina. 250 species of creatures from around the world, including seals
Anholt is a Danish island in the Kattegat, midway between Jutland and Sweden at the entrance to the North Sea in Northern Europe. There are 145 permanent residents as of 1 January 2016, Anholt is seven miles long and about four miles wide at its widest, and covers an area of 21,75 km². Anholt is part of Norddjurs Municipality in Region Midtjylland, before the 2007 municipal reform, it was in Grenå Municipality. The western fifth of Anholt consists of hilly country, while the eastern four-fifths of the island consist of mostly flat raised seabed with some low hills. Only the western hills are inhabited. The eastern part, called Ørkenen - the Desert - is treeless, the desert has never been ploughed. For this reason the original stone age topography from when the glaciation ceased and this includes former shorelines inland, consequences of different sea levels over time. The unploughed features of The Desert are unique for Denmark, as well as for part of Europe. The inhabited part of Anholt has two villages, The Harbour and Anholt Town, there are 300–400 summer houses, some of them rentals.
The western part of Anholt is a moraine landscape, the small village is situated in the middle of the landscape, whereas the harbour is at the northwestern tip of the island. The eastern part of the island is known as Ørkenen and this desert-like area is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The desertification was caused by deforestation, strictly speaking, the desert is not a true desert, but a lichen heath, with some 300 to 400 types of lichen. Great efforts are being taken to preserve the unique scenery and prevent the effects of erosion. In 1995/6 the Danish Heath Society cleared large areas in the part of Ørkenen of mountain pine. On Totten, the tip of the island, there is one of the biggest colonies of seals in Denmark. This part of the island is closed to visitors, dangerous reefs and shoals surround Anholt. Consequently, in 1560 King Frederick II ordered the erection of lights at Skagen, Anholt. Despite the bascule light, on 10 November 1716 the 60-gun third-rate HMS Auguste, Captain Robert Johnson, most of the people on her were saved
Viborg, a city in central Jutland, Denmark, is the capital of both Viborg municipality and Region Midtjylland. Viborg is the seat of the Western High Court, the High Court for the Jutland peninsula, Viborg Municipality is the second-largest Danish municipality, covering 3. 3% of that countrys total land area. Viborg is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, with Viking settlements dating back to the late 8th century and its central location gave the city great strategic importance, in political and religious matters, during the Middle Ages. A motte-and-bailey-type castle was located in the city. Viborg takes its name from a combination of two Old Norse words, vé, meaning a place, and borg, meaning a fort. Viborg is famous for Viborg Cathedral, the construction of the cathedral started in 1130 and took about 50 years. The building has burned to the ground and been re-built several times, only the crypt of the original cathedral is still preserved. The cathedral was and is the locus of cult of Saint Kjeld of Viborg who was dean of the chapter there and had a great shrine there in the Middle Ages.
The newest parts of the church are from 1876, the cathedral is famous for its many paintings by Danish painter Joakim Skovgaard, which depict stories from the Bible. Next to the cathedral is the Skovgaard museum, founded in 1937, before the Protestant Reformation Viborg was the home of five monasteries, about 12 parish churches, several chapels and of course the cathedral. Today only the cathedral and a few remains of the Franciscan, Viborg has over the last decade won a reputation as one of Denmarks leading cities for sports. It started with the womens handball team, which continues to be one of Europes top-5 clubs. Subsequently, both the mens team and most notably the professional football team have established themselves at the top of the Danish leagues. From 1998 to 2008, Viborg FF was a constant member of the Danish Superliga, Viborg is home to a number of educational institutions, including Viborg Katedralskole. Denmarks oldest educational institution celebrated its 900th birthday in 2000, the school is believed to have been founded about 1060 - at the same time as the city became the seat of a bishop.
The church needed to educate boys and young men to enter into the churchs service, although this role is now basically obsolete, the dorm continues to be a popular solution for many students wanting to get away from home or for a small number of students from Greenland. Viborg Katedralskole is today one of four gymnasiums in Viborg, Viborg is home to The Animation Workshop, an art school based in a former army barracks on the outskirts of town. The school, which achieved official recognition from the Danish government in 2003, for international parents Viborg has an international school where all teaching is in English based on the Cambridge International examinations
Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of 7,468. It is located in Syddjurs municipality in Region Midtjylland on the larger Djursland peninsula of Jutland, Ebeltoft is known for its old town center with cobble-stoned streets and centuries-old half-timbered houses. Plans for the conservation of this environment, was initiated in the 1960s by the city council. Ebeltoft and the countryside is one of the tourist centres of Denmark, with many summer houses and rentals, a marina. In spite of its small size, Ebeltoft is quite lively, especially in the summer season. The population soars in June and August - but all year round and this is due to the Danish phenomenon of summer houses, most are made of wood but often quite luxurious, and there are several thousand in this area. The town is, generally speaking, well-to-do, quite a few people work in the city of Aarhus, which is only 50 km away by road and so within commuting distance. The Aarhus Airport is just 15 km by road to the north, Ebeltoft itself offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment.
However, the town is popular with artisans, such as workers, painters. The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, which shows contemporary art from all over the world, was established in 1985 by Ebeltoft glass artists Finn Lynggaard and his wife. The many general stores and supermarkets - as well as hotels, around Ebeltoft lies small towns such as Fuglsø and Knebel on the Mols Peninsula. Just south of the town is the resort of Øer. In 2009 the large Mols Bjerge National Park was inaugurated and it includes the town of Ebeltoft, djurs Sommerland - outdoor amusement park Randers Tropical Zoo Kattegatcentret – aquarium, sharks, seals Fjord- og Kystcentret/ Visit Center at Randers Fjord – exhibitions, guided tours, etc. Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling – The Engine Collection, Scandinavia’s largest stationary engine collection Landbrugsmuseet, estrup/ The Agriculture Museum at Gl. Estrup - agricultural museum including extensive gardens with vegetables and crops Herregårdsmuseet Gl
Hadsten is a city in central Denmark with a population of 8,028, and is the largest city in Favrskov Municipality, located in Region Midtjylland in Central Jutland. Until 1 January 2007 it was the site of the council of the now former Hadsten municipality. Other names for Hadsten are, Hadsten Stationsby, Khadsten or Хадстен, Hadsten has many educational institutions, including a technical school and folk high school. Hadsten is famous for having one of the largest model railways in Europe, besides that, Hadsten have the shortest pedestrian street in Europe. Pronunciation of the name has often been the subject of discussion, since locals pronounce the name with a silent d. Archaeological digs around the city have shown that people have lived in Lilleådalen as far back as 2,000 BC in the Nordic Stone Age. The excavation at the mill, which became known as Hadsten Mølle, have revealed the remains of an even older water mill from around the 1190s in the early High Middle Ages. The present mill originates from the 1400s during the Clausholm Castle era, the water level this river at that time has stood 2–3 meters higher than it is today - which is why the valley was marked by lakes.
The modern city was founded on 3 September 1862, when the Den østjyske længdebane was opened, in 2012, the city celebrated its 150th anniversary, with a visit by Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife, Crown Princess of Denmark. The city was at the plant of the East Jutland stretch of railway line, this date is seen as the citys founding. In September 2012 celebrated its 150th anniversary with the visit of Crown Prince Frederik, Denmark is located at 56. 3282° latitude and 10. 0493° longitude. Hadsten’s average elevation above sea level is 44 meters, Hadsten Stationsby, current center of the city. Neder- and Over Hadsten, original villages, now integrated into the city, original village, now integrated into the city. The following cities were twinned with Hadsten, Saarijärvi, Western Finland, Finland It is the place of Birth of Derby County and former Denmark international soccer player, one of the most advanced buildings in Denmark is in Hadsten. The building functions as a café, library and auditorium
The term Danish Realm refers to the relationship between Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands and Greenland—three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark. The legal nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been part of the Crown of Denmark since 1397 when the Kalmar Union was ratified, legal matters in The Danish Realm are subject to the Danish Constitution. Beginning in 1953, state law issues within The Danish Realm has been governed by The Unity of the Realm, a less formal name for The Unity of the Realm is the Commonwealth of the Realm. In 1978, The Unity of The Realm was for the first time referred to as rigsfællesskabet. The name caught on and since the 1990s, both The Unity of The Realm and The Danish Realm itself has increasingly been referred to as simply rigsfællesskabet in daily parlance. The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Danish Realm are the responsibility of the Danish government, the Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979.
In 2005, the Faroes received a self-government arrangement, and in 2009 Greenland received self rule, the Danish Realms unique state of internal affairs is acted out in the principle of The Unity of the Realm. This principle is derived from Article 1 of the Danish Constitution which specifies that constitutional law applies equally to all areas of the Danish Realm, the Constitutional Act specifies that sovereignty is to continue to be exclusively with the authorities of the Realm. The language of Denmark is Danish, and the Danish state authorities are based in Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmarks parliament, with its 179 members, is located in the capital, Copenhagen. Two of the members are elected in each of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Government ministries are located in Copenhagen, as is the highest court, in principle, the Danish Realm constitutes a unified sovereign state, with equal status between its constituent parts. Devolution differs from federalism in that the powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government.
The Self-Government Arrangements devolves political competence and responsibility from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese, the Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The Danish government provides a grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities to cover the costs of these devolved areas. The 1948 Home Rule Act of the Faroe Islands sets out the terms of Faroese home rule, the Act states. the Faroe Islands shall constitute a self-governing community within the State of Denmark. It establishes the government of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese parliament. The Faroe Islands were previously administered as a Danish county, the Home Rule Act abolished the post of Amtmand and these powers were expanded in a 2005 Act, which named the Faroese home government as an equal partner with the Danish government
Djursland is a 44 km ×33 km hilly lowland peninsula in Denmark at the entrance to the Baltic Sea, between Denmark and Sweden in Northern Europe. Djursland protrudes into the Kattegat sea, as part of the peninsula of Jutland. Djursland comprise the two municipalities of Norddjurs and Syddjurs, the only larger city on Djursland is Grenå, but both Randers and Aarhus are close-by. Agriculture and fishing has been the mainstay of the culture here for millennia. There are many relics of the past on Djursland, reaching back to the earliest cultures of the Nordic Stone Age. Djursland is a place for recreation in the summer and has several activities for tourists to offer. It attracts both Danes and foreigners alike and tourism is a job and economic contributor on Djursland nowadays. Since 2009 a larger area of Djursland has been part of the Mols Bjerge National Park, Djursland has a mild, temperate coastal climate, influenced by the North Atlantic Current. The yearly precipitation is 700 mm, making Djursland well suited for agriculture, the average summer temperature is 16 degrees Celsius.
The coldest month is January with a temperature of 0.5 degrees. The predominant crops are barley, canola, and in recent years corn, growing at its northern range, a little over 10% of Djursland is covered with forest and the most common trees are Norway spruce, Scots pine and beech. The population density of Djursland is 42 inhabitants per km2, compared to 126 for Denmark as a whole, neighboring Germany to the south has 230 inhabitants per km2, England to the west 407, and Sweden to the east of Denmark 21 inhabitants per km2. Denmark has 5.6 million inhabitants, of whom 80,000 live in Djursland, even on hilly Djursland, only a few of the hills rise 70 metres above sea level, none higher than 140 metres. Coastlines, Djursland is surrounded by sea on three sides, and has three corresponding distinct types of coastline, variation is a common denominator for Djurslands coastal geography, as well as the inland geography. The north coast is child-friendly for bathing and paddling, an adult has to wade in the order of a hundred metres to reach swimming depth.
The water heats up quickly in summer, fishing for flatfish is good, but one needs a boat to reach sufficient fishing depth. East Coast - The 50 km coastline facing Sweden is stony, the east coast has sufficient swimming depth close to the shore within 5–20 metres from land. The east coast is known among anglers and scuba divers, there are two major exceptions to the stony coastline
Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 47,765 including the suburbs of Tjørring, Lind, Birk and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark. Herning was established at the beginning of the 1800s, during the period of heath reclamation, as a centre providing goods. A textile industry developed in and around the town. This industry was once Hernings principal economic activity, the town has a mote diversified industrial base. Herning became a town in 1913. Herning has twice awarded the title of Danish City of the Year. There are many small furniture and textile businesses in and around Herning, Herning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition centre in Scandinavia, which hosts many trade fairs. Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelts Museum of Art is located in the city, the city is the site of three buildings designed by the architect Jørn Utzon.
One is publicly owned and two are privately owned, the town is home to sculptor Ingvar Cronhammars monumental work Elia. The sculpture is located near the Herning Art Museum, the old Herningsholm Estate in Herning is open to the public for touring. Classensborg Estate, now called Skarrildhus, is located 25 km south of the town, the grounds, can be toured and are known for their beautiful rhododendron displays during the spring. The Herning Museum displays a history of Herning, as well as the development of moorland agriculture, the museum operates traveling educational exhibits. Herning Blue Fox is a Danish professional ice hockey playing in the top Danish ice hockey league. Having won 16 championships and 29 medals in all, Herning Blue Fox has accumulated the greatest number of victories in the history of ice hockey in Denmark. FC Midtjylland is a team playing in the Danish Superliga. It is a merger of Herning Fremad and Ikast FS and won the championship of Denmark for the first time in 2015 having twice been the runner up
Randers Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 748.21 km², and has a population of 96,559 and its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Claus Omann Jensen, a member of Venstre. The main town and the site of its council is the city of Randers. The Guden River, Denmarks longest river, runs from Randers Fjord in Nørhald municipality to the east, through the city of Randers, the 160 kilometer long Guden River continues to Tinnet Krat in Vejle County. The citys nearly 3 kilometer long Guden River Park stretches along the banks in the center of the town. He was the representative in Parliament during most of his active Parliament career. He represented the Social Democrats political party
Holstebro Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 801.55 km², and has a population of 57,411, Østerby, a member of the Social Democratic party. The main town and the site of its council is the town of Holstebro. On January 1,2007 Holstebro municipality was, due to Kommunalreformen, merged with existing Ulfborg-Vemb, the town, lying on both sides of Storåen, has a population of 34,241. It is a member of the Douzelage twinning ring of towns