A trail leads 1km from the mountaintop of Himmelbjerget down to the lakeshore where boats from Ry and Silkeborg dock. At the dock you’ll find Hotel Julsø, a photogenic timber kro (inn) with a watery panorama and a gourmet menu that highlights the talents of the Italian-born chef. The kro can also be reached by road off Rte 445.
Events are held here during the summer peak; it's worth calling ahead to reserve a table – and to ensure it's open, as it has a complex schedule of closing days from April to mid-October.
There's a snack bar attached to the kro. Note that the hotel doesn't have accommodation.