The beautiful Nilles Kro is situated in the middle of the countryside and still close to the city of Aarhus – with easy and quick access to the many sights of East Jutland. The inn offers a cozy atmosphere and good, recently renovated rooms. The chef creates Danish menus made of good ingredients and served by the waiters with a smile.
Jutland is a large peninsula that contains the mainland regions of Denmark. It separates the North and Baltic seas, and borders Germany to the south. Northerly Aalborg, a trade and cultural hub for centuries, has half-timbered merchants’ houses and a redeveloped waterfront. Aarhus, originally a Viking settlement, is a major east-coast port with a living museum of historic buildings – Den Gamle By.
Close by cities to explore:
Viborg is one of Denmark’s oldest cities with a beautiful medieval town to explore, surrounding the formidable cathedral. You can sense the contrast of old and new in Viborg, as it was also Denmark's first industrial city, with many paper mills operating there in the 19th century.
Ebeltoft and Grenaa
Ebeltoft, with pretty old houses and cobbled streets, is a small town well worth a visit. Here, you can go on board one of the world’s biggest wooden ships and the world’s last screw-propelled frigate, Fregatten Jylland. You can catch ferries to Sealand from Ebeltoft and there are crossings to Sweden and the island of Anholt from Grenaa, another East Jutland harbour town. At the Kattegat Centre in Grenaa, you can see tropical sharks and many other interesting species of fish.
East Jutland offers lots of other great towns for you to visit, including many nestled along Denmark’s deep fjords, such as Hobro, Randers, Horsens and Vejle. Stop off at the old fortress city of Fredericia, with a beautiful location on the Little Belt coast. Or sail with Hjejlen, the world's oldest original coal-fired paddle steamer still in operation, from the charming town of Silkeborg.
And don’t forget Billund, west of Vejle, home to one of Denmark’s biggest attractions, the original LEGOLAND®, which has been wowing visitors since 1968. Famous not least for its giant replicas of towns and sights around the world.
Images courtesy of Nilles Kro.