A day in Randers

In Randers all sights lie close to one another so that you can leave your car in the parking garage at the harbour and discover Randers on foot. Leave Randers Havn and follow the Star Route around town. The Star Route is almost 3 km and shows the way to great stories and exciting places around town. The large stars turn your attention to something special, whereas the smaller stars guide you on the right path. In the leaflet “Stjerneruten i Randers” you will find descriptions and explanations on the Route. Take a lunch break at Niels Ebbesens Spisehus for example, which is the setting for the stories about Niels Ebbesen who killed the crazy Count in the year 1340 on that very spot.
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Nature

The nature around Randers allows visitors to experience both historic and serene hiking tours – here you can lose yourself in your thoughts during an early morning hike. At sunrise in the game reserve Sødring Vildtreservat, which is located at the place where the fjord flows into the Kattegat, you can watch the seals play, or observe the rich bird life in Randers Fjord waking up. These are moments which last, and you forget the world around you. A quiet hike in the footsteps of the Pilot – a 32 km-long tour along Randers Fjord may continue along the bargeman’s path all the way to Silkeborg, making the hiking tour a further 71 km long. Spend a relaxing night on a camping site, an inn or a hotel.
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Kyst- og Fjordcentret

Visit Kyst- og Fjordcentret where playing and learning are central to its vision. At the Fjord- og Kystcenter you can borrow waders and explore the life in the water, borrow a canoe, bake pancakes on an open fire and shake hands with a crab. Kyst- og Fjordcentret offers fun and exiting experiences for the entire family! Additionally Kyst- og Fjordcentret offers meeting and team building facilities in a new and different context. Randers Fjord is one of the unique natural areas in Denmark. The Fjord is considered to be the Gudenå's estuary delta, where fresh water from the longest river in Denmark meets salt water from Kattegat.
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GAIA Museum Outsider Art

At GAIA Museum Outsider Art you can experience art created by artists outside the traditional range of art. The museum holds a very unique collection of art, and additionally the museum has three large new exhibitions every year. The museum is run in collaboration between people with special needs and employed staff. Furthermore the museum offers different and inspirational meeting and conference facilities with parking just outside the door. At GAIA you will also find Café GAIA Papaya, a museum shop and framing shop.
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Værket

Værket can rightly be entitled the cultural centre of excellence in Randers and Kronjylland. Each year more than 100,000 visitors attend the more than 400 arrangements that are organized in the buildings from 1880 and 1906. Tickets to the events can be bought via Værkets web page. At Værket you can experience everything from ballet to R&B concerts, as well as musicals, opera and movies. In addition to this, Værket also services business clients for their meetings, exhibitions, parties and conferences for up to 1,000 people.Værket also offers a number of events at the Foyer- and Café Stage, which have free admission. These events provide an opportunity for both children and adults to enjoy jazz concerts, circus performances, classical concerts and exhibitions.
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Randers Regnskov

You can find Randers Regnskov, the largest artificial rain forest in Europe, in the center of Randers, where it is placed right between the Gudenaa and Randers City. At Randers Regnskov, one of Denmark's biggest tourist attractions, you can visit three rain forests from continents at one time: the South American, the African and the Asian rainforests. Here there is an authentic tropical climate and you can see waterfalls and huge lianas. You can meet 250 different animal species in Randers Regnskov, more than half of which walk around freely in the domes, getting close to them and experiencing them in their own environment. If you are brave, you can also get very close to the snakes in the Asian snake yard. You can also meet an armadillo and a green anaconda, which is the heaviest boa constrictor species in the world. If you need a little break from all of the wild experiences, you can enjoy a refreshment in the café with a view of the big playground and the mini-zoo. Remember that you can also visit Danmarks Parken, which is open from Easter until the Autumn holiday (week 42). In the big playground, you can experience traditional Danish farming animals, such as cows, pigs and goats. It is also possible to bring your own lunch, which you can enjoy at Randers Regnskov or perhaps the nearby Vorup Enge, where Randers Regnskov has several European buffaloes.
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Randers Fjords Færgefart

With Randers Fjords Færgefart you can cross Randers Fjord in beautiful surroundings and with the presence of history. The ferrys cross the fjord at both Mellerup-Voer and Udbyhøj north-south. The Mellerup ferry is the smallest ferry in Denmark, and the ferry landing is mentioned by Christian the 6th in 1670 and has with certainty functioned as ferry landing since 1610. The Mellerup-Voer ferry is named "Ragna" after former leaseholder Niels Hedegaard's wife. The ferry ride is 470 metres long and it only takes four minutes to cross the fjord. There is room for four cars and 30 passengers. The ride is a part of the Marguerite Route. The Udbyhøj Ferry is Denmarkøs oldest and only cable ferry. Udbyhøj is first mentioned as ferry landing in 1613. The ride acorss the fjord takes only four minutes and there is room for two trucks and 12 cars or 12 cars and 98 passengers at a time. The area surrounding Udbyhøj is very beautiful with a view of the fjord and vast salt marsh.
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Graceland Randers

Graceland Randers is a copy of Elvis Presley's house in Memphis, Tennessee. Here you can find the biggest collection of original Elvis memorabilia outside of the US - for instance one of Elvis's stage costumes, which you will only find in Graceland Randers. Graceland Randers also has a small cinema, conference rooms and an Evis shop with lots of souvenirs. At Graceland Randers, you must try the Highway 51 Diner, where you can order food from Southern American recipies, including Elvis's favorite dish - a peanut butter sandwich with jam, grilled bananas and bacon. A visit to Graceland Randers is a unique experience, which you cannot miss!
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Museum Østjylland

At Museum Østjylland you can experience a culture-historical time travel, which goes back as far as antiquity and all the way up till present day. In the permanent exhibitions you will learn about life in the region from the time when the first people were here 100,000 years ago. Visit the interactive rune-stone and experience a modern exhibition about the Middle Ages where the children can dress up as nuns, noblemen and knights and try different games. You can also visit an exhibition about the history of Randers as a market town or “The Buhlske Living Rooms” with an art collection of 334 works of art, of which 48 are Rembrandt etchings. Remember the check the temporary exhibitions, activities and lectures all year round.
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Randers Art Museum

Randers Kunstmuseum is a treasure with great experiences for everybody. It was established in 1887 and it contains more than 4000 works of art, amongst them significant notable pieces of Danish art during the last 200 years. Randers Kunstmuseum is known for its high quality and large collection. Here you will find several of the great artists of the 18th century, such as L. A. Ring, Theodor Phillipsen and Vilhelm Hammershøi. Additionally you can also experience art from several of the great names of the 20th century,such as Wilhelm Freddie and Asger Jorn. The museum has art for every taste and all year round it arranges special exhibitions of temporary and past Danish art, also lectures, guided tours and children’s workshops. The fellow-townsman Sven Dalsgaard is also represented with more than 1000 works. The museum has art for every taste and all year round special exhibitions are arranged, along with lectures, guided tours and children's workshops.
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Djurs Sommerland

Come visit Scandinavia's biggest amusement park with world-class roller coasters, eight different country pavillions with their own themes, a huge water world and more then 60 different rides! Try Denmarks only water coaster, Skatteøen where at 28 metres high, this rollercoaster runs through both air and water with speeds up to 70km/hour. You can also try the Pirate, the world's sixth best rollercoaster, which drops from 32 metres with 90 km/hour. In 2014 the brand new Vikingeland opened - try Drageskibet and Thors Hammer, a rollercoaster. This beautiful amusement park in Mid-Djursland holds great experiences for the entire family! Remember that the admission fee includes all of the attractions!
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The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall from 1780 was designed by master builder Chr. Mørup. During the renovation of the previous town hall it was decided that the building was outdated, and instead a totally new building was erected. Chr. Mørup made a sketch in only 6 days, and it was approved by the mayor. Because of the increasing motor traffic, it was decided to move the town hall in 1930. The town hall was lifted onto strong iron balks so that it was possible to shift it by means of ropes. A granite angle in the pavement south of the building marks the previous site of the house.
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Gudenåen

Gudenåen – Experience the flow of relaxation and adventure The river Gudenåen welcmes you to a wide selection of holiday possibilities and experiences. Here you will find beautiful scenery and be exposed to the numerous possibilities of an active holiday, view magnificent buildings, experience culinary diversity, and create lasting memories. The Gudenå is selected as one of the 10 best salmon waters in Europe. The best relaxation technique is to walk with a spin rod along the river looking for the places where the fish hide! However, the Gudenå system is more then the famous salmon and sea trout. There are fine stocks of zander, pike and perch. The Gudenå is Denmark’s longest river, and it runs through a very broad valley with a landscape of lush beauty.
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