Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Silkeborg


Don’t miss a stroll through this picturesque riverside park – follow Åhavevej south to reach it. There’s a kiosk here, as well as minigolf, a marina and an open-air stage. If you’re on foot, it’s the desired route t…
Museum in Silkeborg

Museum Silkeborg

Here you can check out the amazingly well-preserved body of the 2350-year-old Tollund Man, the central (albeit leathery) star in an otherwise smart but predictable collection. The well-preserved face of the Tollund …
International in Silkeborg

Café Evald

Among the family restaurants, cinema and cafe-bars of Papirfabrikken is bustling Evald, wooing patrons with a crowd-pleasing menu. Sit at a riverside table, order a beer from the local Grauballe Bryghus (brewery) an…
Museum in Silkeborg

KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad

This former spa dates from 1883 and is now a beautiful, modern art space, with permanent works and changing exhibitions of art, sculpture, ceramics, glassware, design and architecture, surrounded by parkland (always…
Aquarium in Silkeborg


Aqua, 2km south of the town centre, is an entertaining aquarium and exhibition centre built into several outdoor lakes. It explores the ecosystems of the area, with lots of touch-tanks and fishy creatures, cute otte…
Museum in Silkeborg

Museum Jorn

This wonderful art space contains some striking works. It displays many of the works of native son Asger Jorn and other modern artists, including Max Ernst, Le Corbusier and Danish artists from the influential CoBrA…
Supermarket in Silkeborg

Føtex Supermarket

Central supermarket with on-site bakery and cafe.
Ice Cream in Silkeborg

Okkels Is

Excellent homemade Italian-style ice cream.
Music in Silkeborg

Riverboat Jazz Festival

Scandis love jazz, and Silkeborg has embraced it with the five-day Riverboat Jazz Festival, held in late June. It’s not quite New Orleans, but you can buy a ticket and take a cruise down the river, or stroll the str…