Central Randers

Central Jutland

The most interesting part of Randers is its central area, a hotchpotch of architecture with some antique gems alongside more-modern eyesores. Hunt down the pearls, and the stories behind them, with the Star Route brochure, free from the tourist office. It outlines a 2.5km, self-guided tour around town, highlighting the likes of Helligåndshuset, once part of a medieval monastery, and the imposing red medieval Sankt Mortens Kirke.

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Nearby Central Jutland attractions

3. Randers Regnskov

0.25 MILES

Randers' most-visited attraction is this dome-enclosed tropical zoo ('regnskov' means rainforest), where the temperature is always a humid 20°C to 30°C …

4. Memphis Mansion


Four kilometres southeast of Randers' town centre is the Elvis Presley Museum, housed in a replica Graceland mansion (double the size of the original)…

5. Gammel Estrup

11.95 MILES

On the outskirts of Auning, 33km west of Grenaa, lies this grand manor house, home to two museums, splendid gardens and an aura of Danish gentility.

6. Vikingecenter Fyrkat

14.96 MILES

Complementing Fyrkat fortress is a Viking-style farmstead 1km north. Archaeologists believe such farms existed around the fortress walls, supplying…

7. Fyrkat

15.15 MILES

Although it’s smaller than the better-known Trelleborg in Zealand, the thousand-year-old Fyrkat ring fortress so closely resembles Trelleborg that both…

8. Djurs Sommerland

19.88 MILES

One of Djursland’s biggest drawcards is this much-hyped amusement park with arguably the best outdoor rides in Jutland (more than 60, including Denmark's…