Top things to do in Southern Jutland

Top Choice Church in Ribe

Ribe Domkirke

Dominating Ribe’s skyline is the impressive Ribe Cathedral, which dates back to at least 948 (the earliest record of the existence of a bishop in Ribe) – making it the oldest in Denmark. The cathedral was largely re…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Jutland

Tirpitz

Near the west-coast resort town of Blåvand, 38km northwest of Esbjerg, is this inspired new museum, which showcases Danish history alongside its knack for intriguing architecture and adept storytelling. Tirpitz is a…
Top Choice Visitor Centre in Wadden Sea National Park

VadehavsCentret

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 beautiful new extension (built from reed thatch), there are ex…
Top Choice Museum in Kolding

Trapholt

Design buffs should get out of town to the Trapholt modern art and design museum, housed in an architectural wonder in Kolding's residential northeastern outskirts. There are a couple of classic artworks from the Sk…
Top Choice Castle in Kolding

Koldinghus

Koldinghus is Kolding’s extravagant showpiece, with the requisite turbulent history. A fortress occupied the land in 1268, while parts of the castle you see today can be traced to the mid-15th century. After a fire …
Top Choice Church in Møgeltønder

Møgeltønder Kirke

At the western end of Slotsgade is Møgeltønder Kirke, its lavish interior a feast for the senses. The Romanesque nave dates back to 1180 and the baptismal font is from 1200. The church has had many additions, howeve…
Top Choice Museum in Ribe

Ribe VikingeCenter

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 using various reconstructions, including a 34m longhouse. The…
Top Choice Museum in Ribe

Ribe Kunstmuseum

An undeniable benefit of being the oldest town in the land is the opportunity to amass an impressive art collection. Ribe’s beautifully restored art museum has been able to acquire some of Denmark’s best works, incl…
Top Choice Danish in Ribe

Sælhunden

This handsome old black-and-white inn is by the riverfront, with outdoor seating by the Johanne Dan boat. Sælhund means seal, so it’s no surprise there's quality seafood in traditional Danish guises, including lunch…
Top Choice Monument in Esbjerg

Mennesket ved Havet

On the waterfront opposite Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet is Esbjerg’s most interesting landmark, Mennesket ved Havet ('Man Meets the Sea'): four stark-white, 9m-high, stylised human figures, sitting rigid and staring ou…