Endelave is a Danish island in the Kattegat, north of Odense, off the coast of Funen, west of Samsø. The island covers an area of 13.2 km2 and has 185 inhabitants. Endelave and its surrounding seaside is important for many birds, both on domestic and international levels and it is therefore a Ramsar area; the Ramsar protection is part of the Ramsar protection in Horsens Fjord and has number 152. The total area of the entire protection encompass 42,737 ha; the reef'Møllegrunden' Northwest of the island is an important resting and breeding site for many seals in the Kattegat sea. The bay of Endelave is comprised by a large intertidal zone similar to the wadden sea area. About ⅓ of the island itself is protected under the Natura 2000 plan, housing vulnerable and outstanding nature-types such as a heather moorland thicket, a beach-meadow and oak forests for example. Endelave is home to a population of wild rabbits of variable size, it is a locally distributed animal in Denmark, but where it is found the population is large.
The rabbits on Endelave are hunted when in season and in the last few years, more than half of the total rabbit bag in Denmark, was from Endelave. Nearby islands: Hjarnø, Tunø, Samsø, Æbelø, Alrø. Nearby cities: Horsens, Aarhus. Endelave Danish Ministry of the Environment Tageo.com, "VESTSJAELLAND DENMARK Geography Population", 2007, webpage: Tageo-index. Denmark Postal codes, webpage: Postnumre-DK. Tele.dk Denmark detailed road map, webpage: Tele-DK-Danmark
Odder municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark just south of Aarhus and is a part of the greater Aarhus area. The municipality covers an area of 225.04 km², including the islands of Alrø and Tunø. It has a population of 21,806; the mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Uffe Jensen of Venstre. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Odder. Other towns in the municipality include Hou, Saksild, Hundslund and Ørting. Odder municipality was not merged with other municipalities as part of the extensive Municipal Reform of 2007 and is one of the smallest municipalities in Denmark. Neighboring municipalities with land connection are Aarhus to the north, Skanderborg and Horsens to the west; the municipality is surrounded by water to the south and east. Neighboring former municipality Juelsminde to the south is separated from the municipality by the waters of the Kattegat and Horsens Fjord, neighboring island municipality Samsø to the east is separated from the municipality by the Kattegat.
The municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016. The island of Alrø is connected to the Jensnæs peninsula on the mainland by a damm and during summer time a bicycle ferry connects Alrø to the town of Snaptun in neighboring Hedensted municipality. Car ferry service connects the mainland via Hou harbour to the island of Tunø, to Sælvig port on the island of Samsø. Both of these islands are located in the Kattegat; the town of Odder is located south of the city of Aarhus. The 26.5 kilometer Odderbanen train line connects the town and other towns in the municipality to Aarhus. The railway line is affectionately known as Oddergrisen; the original A/S Hads-Ning Herreders Jernbane train line was established in 1884. Randlev and Hesselbjerg Official municipality website Odder tourism bureau Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map ¨
Skive Municipality is a municipality in Mid Jutland Region on Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland Peninsula in northwest Denmark. It covers an area of 688.09 km² and has a population of 46,938. Its mayor is a member of the Venstre political party; the main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Skive. The Virksund Bridge connects the municipality at the town of Virksund to the town of Sundstrup in Viborg municipality; as of January 1, 2007, the original Skive municipality ceased to exist as a result of Kommunalreformen. It was merged with the former Sallingsund, Spøttrup, Sundsøre municipalities, to form the new Skive municipality; the old municipality had an area of 230 km² and a population of 27,919. Before the reform, the municipality was part of Viborg County. Skive itself is a coastal tourist resort, at the mouth of the Skive Fjord; as of 1992, the population was 19,711. The 14th century Spøttrup Castle underwent extensive repairs in the 1940s and opened as a museum and medicinal herb garden.
Skive Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Danish architect Leopold Teschl, who designed the Skive Historical Museum. The art museum houses a broad collection of modern Danish art with special interest in expressive landscapes and New Realism painting; the collection includes works by local artists, including Christen Dalsgaard, national romantic painter associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting. The Fur Museum is on the island of part of the Skive municipality, it features exhibits relating to the island of Fur fossils. The Mønsted Limestone Caves south-west of the town of Skive are run by Denmark's nature-preservation group, Skov- og Naturstyrelse; as well as being a tourist attraction, the caves are used as a place to age cheese, exported to Germany as "cavecheese". In winter, the caves are home to 10,000 bats. Municipality's official website The new Skive municipality's official website Skive Skive Folkeblad - City Local Newspaper Skive tourism bureau Spøttrup Castle Skive Art Museum Mønsted Limestone Caves Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
Skanderborg is a town in Skanderborg municipality, Denmark. It is situated on the north and north eastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake and there are several smaller ponds and bodies of water within the city itself, like Lillesø, Sortesø, Døj Sø and the swampy boglands of Eskebæk Mose. Just north of the town on the other side of Expressway E45, is the archaeologically important Illerup Ådal. Over time, the town has grown into a suburb of Aarhus to the north east, connected by the urban areas of Stilling, Hørning and Hasselager. Skanderborg is home to a population of 18,506 citizens, out of Skanderborg municipality's total population of 58,176. Skanderborg is an old town and the area have revealed traces of human settlements, dating from the earliest Nordic Stone Age. A seasonal camp from the Ertebølle culture, was found here in the 1930s for example, near the former Ringkloster on the southern brinks of Skanderborg Lake; the town sprawled around the former Skanderborg Castle, founded at some point during the early Middle Ages and in 1583 Skanderborg was granted a municipal charter.
The town of Skanderborg has attracted several religious communities over the years in the early Middle Ages. The long gone Ring Abbey founded by Benedictine nuns in the 12th century, was once situated on the southeastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake; the last buildings burned down in 1715 and now there is a mansion at the site. There used to be a Dominican monastery on the small islet of Kalvø in the middle of the lake; the monastery was founded by the Black Friar Order in the first half of the 12th century, along with a small harbour, but in 1168 there were only two monks left and the Cistercian Order took over. The Cistercians came here after they had failed in founding a proper monastery at several nearby locations since 1165. In that year, they embarked on a mission from Vitskøl Abbey in Himmerland, to found a daughter community in the diocese of Aarhus and tried at Sabro, at Sminge near Silkeborg, near the village of Veng; the Cistercians felt too isolated on the small isle of Kalvø cut off from the mainland for days and weeks when the weather was harsh, after just four years, they gave up here and moved to Rye between Mossø and Gudensø, a few kilometres west of Skanderborg.
Here they founded Øm Abbey in 1172. The royal residence of Skanderborg Castle was arguably the most important and influential building in the history of Skanderborg, but it was demolished stone by stone during the 18th century. Founded at some point in the early Middle Ages around 1200, King Frederik II had the old medieval castle radically rebuilt and expanded around 1570, his project was grandiose in scale. An new large Renaissance palace was erected and the deer park of Skanderbrog Dyrehave was constructed nearby, amongst other undertakings. Stones from the demolished Øm Abbey west of Skanderborg were used as construction materials. Many of the original structures survived the project and were incorporated into the new buildings, amongst these the old castle chapel. In the 12th-16th centuries, Skanderborg Castle functioned as the traditional hunting retreat of the Danish kings. In the years of 1717-22, King Frederik IV began demolishing the old original medieval structures and replaced the former fortifications with terraced gardens.
Only the bell tower of the still existing castle church remained. In turn however, Skanderborg Castle saw a decline in popularity and attention by the royal family, in 1767, the castle with associated gardens was sold at auction. Commoner Hans Lauritzen bought the royal property for the sum of 3004 Rigsdaler, while the castle church with furnishings and bells was granted to the town of Skanderborg. In April 1768, the demolishing of Skanderborg Castle began and nothing remains of it today, except the old castle church; the town of Skanderborg has a total of three churches, Skanderborg Castle Church used to be part of the former Skanderborg Castle. The cultural centre of Kulturhuset, located in Byparken in the center of Skanderborg, was designed by native architectural firm Kjær & Richter and built in 1998, it houses the former library of the town and concert halls, a cinema, a three story foyer with changing exhibitions and a café. Surrounding the buildings, are a Greek theatre with 500 seats, a playground and a beach volley field, amongst other facilities, as the city park itself is perceived as part of the cultural centre.
The square of Højvangens Torv, in the northeastern parts of the town, is the center of the educational campus known as Campus Højvangen. The campus is the site of educational institutions such as a public school, a business college, technical college, an adult educational centre, Skanderborg Gymnasium etc. situated in a sculpture park. The gymnasium was designed by architectural firm Friis & Moltke and built in 1973; the Village of Sølund is an accommodation facility and home for people with extensive physical and mental handicaps. It is located within the park of Skanderborg Dyrehave near the pond of Lillesø, close to town; the main buildings were designed by architectural firm C. F. Møller Architects. Skanderborg Museum has their headquarters at Adelgade 5, a former bailiff house from the mid 18th century; the buildings are located in the oldest parts of the town, next to the pond of Lillesø. The Museum functions as an umbrella organisation for several museums in and around the town of Skanderborg, including Museet på Adelgade, Øm Kloster Museum, Museet på Gammel Rye Mølle and Skanderborg Bunkerne.
Skanderborg Bunkerne is a World War II museum, fitted out in the abandoned German bunkers in Skanderborg Dyr
Ringkøbing is a town in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality in Region Midtjylland on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. It has a population of 9,717. Archeological finds suggest. At that time it was the only real harbour town along the Danish west coast, being sheltered from the North Sea by the wall of Holmsland Dunes. In the 17th century, the strait connecting Ringkøbing Fjord to the North Sea began to move south under the influence of wind and tide. Ringkøbing was cut off from the sea until the beginning of the 20th century, when a new channel was built at the town of Hvide Sande, in nearby Holmsland municipality; the name Ringkøbing means "The market town near Rindum". By the 11th century, a church had been built in the small village of Rindum; the village is even older. Evidence of settlements dating back as far as the 6th century has been found. At the end of World War II, Ringkøbing was involved in the British testing of captured German V-weapons. British soldiers, including radar experts from the British Artillery Regiment, were stationed there in October 1945 to monitor the accuracy of weapons fired from a base in Cuxhaven,Lower Saxony, Germany.
The tests were part of the post-WWII justice process, to establish whether the use of V-weapons constituted indiscriminate killing of civilians. In fact, they proved to be accurate, the Nazis escaped this charge. Today the centre of Ringkøbing has some quaint old streets, most of which lead towards the water of the fjord. Ringkøbing Church was built in the early 15th century, its tower, wider on top than on the bottom, was erected ca. 1550. The church houses two organs: the oldest in the west pulpit was built by Demant & Son in 1861 with a baroque facade from 1633; as the result of a restoration in 1995-1996, the church has a number of modern features, including an altarpiece by Arne Haugen Sørensen and a glass baptismal font. Ringkjøbing Landbobank is headquartered in Ringkøbing. Niels Trolle a Danish nobleman, vice admiral under Christian IV and Steward of Norway Stephen Hansen a Danish industrialist and General War Commissioner Wilhelm Sponneck a Danish nobleman and Minister of Finance Janus la Cour a Danish painter of the classical Eckersberg school Mikkel Frandsen a Danish American physical chemist noted for experiments involving chemical thermodynamics and heavy water Poul Andersen a printer, served in the Danish resistance movement during WWII and published one of the remaining two Danish-language newspapers in the USA Vibeke Hastrup a Danish actress who has worked in theatre and film Claus Møller Jakobsen a Danish former professional handballer, sports commentator for TV2 Jacob Larsen a Danish cricketer Hans Henrik Andreasen a Danish footballer who played for amateur club Ringkøbing IF Gnags is a Danish rock band from Skjern formed by two Nielsen brothers in 1966 The Official Tourist page for Ringkøbing West Jutland tourism information, covering Ringkøbing area Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
Rønde is a town on the southern part of the peninsula, Djursland in Denmark, Northern Europe, 23 kilometers north-east of the north end of Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. It is in part a commuter town with a motorway entering Aarhus from the north. Rønde is located between Aarhus, Aarhus Airport with a 12 kilometer drive from Rønde to the airport. Rønde is placed in hilly country overlooking Aarhus Bay with 2.5 kilometers to the bay and the marina, Nappedam. The closest sandy beach for swimming lies in 3.4 kilometers from Rønde. Rønde has a population of 2,818 as of January 2014 Rønde is a hill town, with a 95-meter difference in elevation between the lowest and highest part; this kind of grade difference is unusual for Denmark, where the overall highest point in the country is 172 meters above sea level. Rønde has a temperate coastal climate with an average summer temperature in July of 20 degrees Celsius in the day, 12 degrees at night, an average winter temperature in January with 5 degrees in the day and 1 degree at night The average precipitation is 722 millimeters per year, making flat Denmark well suited for farming.
Barley, canola, in recent years corn, are common crops in the farmland surrounding Rønde as well as in the rest of Denmark. There is a private primary school in Rønde, as well as a high school with boarding. Rønde has a vocational school with a number of lines related to crafts and computer oriented specialisations. Rønde has a Folk High School and an Efterskole; these are types of boarding schools, that young people in Denmark can choose for a year, to cultivate special interests such as sports and aspects of culture, such as theatre, or as a means of strengthening their academic skill as a break before continuing in the mainstream education system. A neighboring smaller town, Ugelbølle, has a established private primary school, Ugelbølle Friskole. Ugelbølle has an industrial area, a newer residential neighborhood dominated by over the average priced housing. All of the houses have a view over Aarhus Bay. Ugelbølle lies 1.5 kilometres from the western outskirts of Rønde. The two towns are to merge in the coming years.
Another private primary school close to Rønde is Syddjurs Friskole 5.8 kilometres from Rønde. Aarhus University has a bioscience department at the Kalø Estate just east of Rønde; the main road through Rønde is a route from the city of Aarhus to residential and summer house areas on the southern part of the Djursland peninsula. Rønde is a local shopping centre. There are a number of shops, trades and restaurants in the town. At the southern outskirts of Rønde the recreational wood, Hestehave Wood, extends downhill to the sea at Aarhus Bay; the wood is state owned and has a network of footpaths and gravel roads used by the inhabitants of Rønde and others. Next to Hestehave Wood lies the Kalø Castle Ruin 2.5 kilometres from Rønde, placed on an island with a cobbled medieval road on a dam leading to the ruin. The place is a tourist attraction. Rønde lies next to the coastal Mols Bjerge National Park, covering a hilly area by the sea with many bays and coves. One of the two main roads to the tourism based coastal town, Ebeltoft in the park, passes through Rønde.
Ebeltoft is 20 kilometers from Rønde to the south-east located on the southern part of the Djursland peninsula. A road from Aarhus to another coastal town, Grenå, passes through Rønde, with 33 kilometres to Grenå. Grenå is a coastal town with part of the economy based on tourism, for a large part due to a sandy beach facing the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden. Grenå is a seaport with a ferry connection to Varberg in Sweden, as well as being a town based on industry and education. There are many summer rentals and summer houses on the coastlines of the Djursland peninsula, including at the village, Følle Strand, 3.4 kilometres from Rønde. From Rønde one can travel to the island of Zealand and Copenhagen, via car and ferry sailing either from Ebeltoft or Aarhus, reaching the capital in two and a half hours, it is possible to drive all the way via bridges over the island of Fyn, to Zealand. This is a three and a half hour drive. Rønde lies in Syddjurs Municipality; the administrative headquarters of Syddjurs Municipality is in Ebeltoft.
Public transportation in Denmark is comprehensive. Rønde has a built a bus terminal; the town is a bus-hub including regular connections to Aarhus. William Kvist and Lene Demsitz retired female long jumper, were born in Rønde. Rønde tourist bureau