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Summary

This one-week itinerary in Jutland, Denmark, is perfect for families looking to explore beyond the famous Legoland. From the creative Lego House and historic Viking centers to interactive museums and the natural beauty of Givskud Zoo, Jutland offers a blend of educational and fun experiences. The journey through Denmark's oldest town, Ribe, and the exploration of WWII history at the Tirpitz museum adds a rich cultural layer to the trip. Accommodations like the Legoland Castle hotel and Lalandia Billund ensure a comfortable stay with plenty of activities for kids.

Day 1: Arrival in Billund

Start your adventure in Billund, the heart of Lego land, with a stay at the enchanting Legoland Castle hotel, offering a unique experience right next to the airport and Legoland itself.

Legoland Castle hotel

A magical stay in a hotel themed around Lego, with themed rooms, treasure hunts, and Lego challenges.

Tips

Book in advance to secure a themed room and enjoy early access to Legoland.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +4575331244
🌐   Website: https://www.legoland.dk/overnatning/legoland-castle-hotel/legoland-castle-hotel/
📍   Address: Åstvej 20, 7190 Billund, Denmark

🎢 Day 2: Exploring Legoland

  • Dive into the original Legoland park, filled with rides, shows, and Lego creations, ensuring a fun-filled day for the family.

🏰 Legoland Billund

The original Legoland park in Billund, Denmark, offers a diverse range of areas, including Miniland with its Lego landmarks and recreations of different countries, Duploland perfect for younger kids, and the Imagination Zone featuring Atlantis by SeaLife. The park also boasts the Legotop, a circular gallery providing panoramic views, and various themed areas such as Pirate Land, Adventure Land, and Polar Land, each offering unique attractions and experiences.

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Tips

Consider visiting during off-peak times to enjoy shorter queues. Utilize the Legoland app for live ride times and additional tips. It's advisable to check the park's opening days and restaurant availability, especially outside peak months, to plan your visit effectively.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 79 50 17 17
🌐   Website: http://www.legoland.dk/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund, Denmark
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Day 3: Lego House & Givskud Zoo

Experience the creative wonder of The Lego House and encounter wildlife at Givskud Zoo, making for an exciting and educational day.

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The Lego House

An interactive space to unleash your creativity with Lego and learn about its history.

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Tips

Spend ample time here to fully enjoy the interactive exhibits and creative workshops.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 82 82 04 00
🌐   Website: http://legohouse.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark
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Givskud Zoo

A zoo and safari park offering close encounters with a variety of animals, including the unique spectacled bears.

Tips

Use the safari bus if you don't have a car to explore the park.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 75 73 02 22
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2-4.5 hours
📍   Address: Løveparkvej 3, 7323 Give, Denmark
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Lalandia Billund

A family-friendly holiday park near Legoland with access to Scandinavia's largest waterpark.

Tips

Guests get free entry to the waterpark, so plan to spend at least a day exploring Lalandia.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +4576149470
🌐   Website: https://www.lalandia.dk/
📍   Address: Ellehammers Alle 3, 7190 Billund, Denmark
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Day 4: Fun at Lalandia

Enjoy a day at Lalandia, exploring its vast Aquadome, indoor activities, and outdoor mini golf for a relaxing yet entertaining day.

Lalandia Aquadome

A waterpark with pools, slides, and a lazy river, offering fun for all ages.

Tips

Charge your wristband for convenient payments and locker access within the Aquadome.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 76 14 94 05
🌐   Website: https://www.lalandia.dk/da-dk/billund/gå-på-opdagelse/aquadome
📍   Address: Ellehammers Alle 3, 7190 Billund, Denmark

🏰 Day 5: Historic Jelling to Ribe

Discover Denmark's royal history at Kongernes Jelling, explore Koldinghus Castle, and arrive in Ribe, the country's oldest town, for a night tour.

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🏛️ Kongernes Jelling

Kongernes Jelling is an interactive museum that offers a captivating showcase of Viking history and the origins of Denmark. The museum features ancient rune stones, including the first mention of the name Denmark, and provides insights into the reign of the first Danish king, Gorm the Old, and his son, Harald Bluetooth, who played a significant role in unifying the tribes in the area.

Tips

Interact with all exhibits, especially those marked orange, for a full experience. The museum's staff encourages visitors, including children, to engage with the exhibits, creating an immersive and educational experience for the whole family.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 41 20 63 31
🌐   Website: http://natmus.dk/kongernes-jelling/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2 hours
📍   Address: Gormsgade 23, 7300 Jelling, Denmark
🔗   Profiles: Facebook

🏰 Koldinghus Castle

Koldinghus Castle, a historic castle over 750 years old, offers a fascinating glimpse into Denmark's royal past and ongoing restoration efforts. The castle houses collections of silverware, ceramics, and historical artifacts, providing a rich historical experience for visitors. Additionally, the opportunity to dress up in 17th-century costumes adds a unique and memorable touch to the visit.

Tips

Don't miss the chance to dress up in 17th-century costumes for a unique photo opportunity. The castle's restoration efforts, including the cleverly integrated structural supports, add an intriguing element to the historical exploration, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and families alike.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 33 18 60 99
🌐   Website: https://www.kongernessamling.dk/koldinghus/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 3 hours
📍   Address: Koldinghus 1, 6000 Kolding, Denmark
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🏡 Ribe Byferie resort

Ribe Byferie resort offers comfortable self-catering holiday homes, ideal for families seeking a convenient and cozy stay near Ribe's city center. The resort's proximity to Ribe's attractions makes it an excellent choice for families looking to explore the oldest town in Denmark while enjoying a comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

Tips

Book a holiday home here for easy access to Ribe's attractions and a comfortable stay. The self-catering holiday homes provide a convenient and flexible option for families, allowing them to enjoy the charm of Ribe at their own pace.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +4579887988
🌐   Website: http://www.ribe-byferie.dk/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Damvej 34, 6760 Ribe, Denmark
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🇩🇰 Day 6: Ribe to Tirpitz and Esbjerg

Explore Ribe's cathedral and historic streets, visit the Tirpitz museum to learn about WWII history, and see the Man meets the Sea sculptures near Esbjerg.

🏛️ Tirpitz museum

The Tirpitz museum, nestled within a WWII bunker, offers a captivating journey into the wartime history and the rich heritage of the Jutland coast. It provides a comprehensive insight into the impact of the war and the evolution of the coastal region over the centuries.

Tips

Take your time to explore the entire museum, as it not only sheds light on the wartime era but also delves into the fascinating history of the Jutland coast, from ancient times to the present day. Don't miss the Baltic Gold section, showcasing amber with insects frozen inside, and make sure to experience the sensory boxes, adding an interactive dimension to the museum visit.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 75 22 08 77
🌐   Website: https://vardemuseerne.dk/museum/tirpitz/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2.5 hours
📍   Address: Tirpitzvej 1, 6857 Blåvand, Denmark

🛡️ Day 7: Viking Adventures & Departure

Immerse in Viking life at Ribe Vikingecenter before taking the scenic route back to Billund for your departure, ending a week full of history, nature, and Lego.

🏰 Ribe Vikingecenter

Ribe Vikingecenter is a living history museum where you can experience Viking life through interactive activities and authentic reconstructions. Step back in time and bring Viking life to life as you explore a farm, town with a recreation of an early church, and a marketplace where people would have traveled by water to trade. Craftsmen sell their own creations in the summer, adding to the immersive experience.

Tips

Use activity tokens to fully engage with the crafts and daily life activities offered. Try your hand at archery, stamping a silver coin, and sword fighting, or watch glass beads being made, flour being ground, and wood carving. Don't miss the chance to explore the sacred bog, check out the church in the process of being painted, and interact with volunteers and staff in character, who live on site during the summer, sticking to a Viking way of life as far as possible. The authentic breeds of animals and traditional food on offer further enhance the immersive experience.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +45 75 41 16 11
🌐   Website: http://ribevikingecenter.dk/
📍   Address: Roagervej 129, 6760 Ribe, Denmark
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