Skanderborg is a city in East Jutland. It has a population of about 25,000 and is a generic, quiet Danish provincial town. With a quiet life of its own, it is strongly linked to the regional capital, Aarhus, which is only a 20 minute commute away. Although not as beautiful or well known as nearby Silkeborg, Skanderborg can make for some picturesque and relaxing days enjoying nature. It makes a great stop on a tour of the region, or as a base for a few days.


Get in

Skanderborg is on the main rail network and accessible from the rest of the country. Trains run around 3-4 times per hour to Aarhus, same goes to the South towards Horsens, eventually Germany or Copenhagen.

Aarhus is reached by line 200. Horsens to the south served by line 107. These lines run frequently. Several regional bus lines are connecting the smaller towns in the surroundings, with less frequency.

Skanderborg is located on the E45 Highway.

Get around

The town center is small and can easily be navigated on foot or bike. There is one public bus route going down the min street, as well as tying the north-east and south-west parts of the town together. Taxis are at stand by the train station.


Skanderup church
Culture house
Skanderborg main st

Picturesquely situated, Skanderborg especially makes for some pleasant walks in beautiful surroundings of both the lake and the forest (Dyrehaven).

There is a tourist office located in the Culture house right in the city center. They can help with maps, brocures and information about the city and whole area.



Most types of shops are located along the main streets. Opened by the end of 2012, is a smaller shopping center Bloms, also located directly on the main street.






Go next

Routes through Skanderborg

Frederikshavn Aarhus  N  S  Horsens Kolding

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