Southern Jutland

The handsome thatched Kommandørgården, 1.5km north of the causeway, is the preserved home of one of Rømø’s 18th-century whaling captains. It stands as testimony to the prosperity that such men brought to the island through their whaling expeditions. It has Dutch tiles lining many walls and woodwork painted in rococo style (there is minimal labelling in English, however). In the barn is the skeleton of a 13m-long sperm whale that was stranded on Rømø in 1996.

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1. Naturcenter Tønnisgaard

1.71 MILES

This Rømø-based information and activity centre for the Wadden Sea National Park has exhibitions, plus family-friendly tour offerings depending on the…

2. Rømø Kirke

3.72 MILES

The 18th-century Rømø Church is on the main road in Kirkeby. It’s noted for its unique Greenlandic gravestones (lining the northern wall of the churchyard…

3. Mandø

7.87 MILES

At low tide, tractors haul buses 11km from VadehavsCentret, driving over the mudflats to deliver visitors to the small outlying island of Mandø. This…

4. VadehavsCentret

10.02 MILES

About 10km southwest of Ribe, VadehavsCentret is a top-notch information and activity centre and the best source of information about the park. Inside a…

5. Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten

11.17 MILES

Dedicated to the North Sea, this state-of-the-art ecological museum has multimedia exhibits that keep both kids and adults entertained (especially on…

6. Ribe VikingeCenter

13.06 MILES

Embrace your inner Viking (ignore any pillaging tendencies, OK?) at this fun, hands-on, open-air museum. It re-creates a slice of life in Viking-era Ribe…

7. Taarnborg

13.79 MILES

This 16th-century manor house was once home to the town bishop. It's charmingly skew-whiff: no corner is 90 degrees. Next door at No 5 is a half-timbered…

8. Kannikegården

13.83 MILES

This award-winning building on the main square houses the church office. Through windows you can see the results of excavations in the area; these found…