Margrethe I - Boat Tour 

Viborg means ”The holy mountain” and the city grew up on the Jutland ridge, which became the Hærvejen along which soldiers, oxes and pilgrims were transported further down the European continent. However, the first residents settled near the lake in order to have easy access to seafood You have not experienced Viborg untill you have seen the 1,000-year-old, traditional cathedral town from the sea-side and how the lakes have already had a great importance for the city’s history.

Adults: 100 kr.
Children: 70 kr. 

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A. Salonsøen – Saloon See
The trip begins from  the pier off Golf Salonen in a small lagoon formed by a natural isthmus and the embankment that leads the way towards Randers over the Viborg lakes. The dam was built in the mid-1850s by the military road corps under the direction of Enrico Dalgas. Up until 1313, there was probably also a narrow land passage a little south as King Hans built a royal castle at Borgvold.

B. The Asmild Agriculture University
The agricultural school Asmild Kloster is easy to recognize with its curved lines, which make it look like an old estate. The remarkable buildings dates back to 1908 and the agricultural center was added in 2001. The beautiful buildings house agricultural students who work with sustainability and one of the agricultural advisory centres.

C. Nørresø Kollegiet
Nørresø Kollegiet, which is located at Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole is for students at the agricultural school, Aarhus University Foulum and Hedeselskabet.

D. Vestre Landsret
At the top of the hill lies the “new” western High Court as a witness that Viborg is a legal powerhouse in Denmark. All the way back to the 1000s, people have met and held events in Viborg. The new High Court was put into use in 2014. Before then the court was situated in the old streets of Viborg, close to the cathedral.

E. The Granada Wood
One of the original meltwater valleys from the last ice age has been preserved and is now one of Viborgs many recreational areas. It was originally an amusement park where you could sail to from Borgvold. Today it is beautiful quiet area with a waterhole, playground and walking paths.

F. Nørre Mølle - Northern Mill
The water in Nørresø comes from Nørre Å, a small stream. Mills were economic key points in the Middle Ages, it was therefore quite natural to have a mill located here, owned by the Cathedral Chapter at Viborg Cathedral. The yellow building with the red tiles passed into private ownership in 1664.

G. Viborg Powerplant
The eye-catching thermal power plant with its two large shells is the first building you see when you arrive in Viborg from the north. The facility was completed and commissioned in August 1996. The municipal utility company Energy Viborg owns and runs the plant and supplies large parts of Viborg with heat.

H. The Viborg Cathedral School
The neoclassical Viborg Cathedral School is one of the architect Hack Kampmann’s main works and was commissioned in 1926. It is impressive from the distance, but it is also recommended to visit it and experience the art surrounding it.

I. The Peak12 Hotel
Y: On top of Viborg sits one of the city’s most controversial buildings – Hotel Peak 12. It got its name from the roof’s 12-degree slope. At the top, a breathtaking view of Viborg and a well-prepared cocktail await.

J. Nybro
We pass from Nørresø to Søndersø under Nybro. There is just enough space for the boat to sail under and Margrethe I had to be rebuilt before she was placed in the Viborg lakes. Nybro was built by expanding the embankment in 1954.

K. The Golf Hotel
Golf Hotellet is one of Viborgs largest hotels, built in 1986 with inspiration from the old royal castle at Borgvold. One of the hotel’s restaurants is named after the neighboring property, Brænderigården. 

L. Brænderigården
The beautiful white building is a former distillery, dating back to 1734. In the 19th century, the place was used for the production of brandy and later to wean people off alcohol. Today it houses Viborg Kunsthal, a gallery of contemporary art.

M. Viborg Cathedral
Viborg Cathedral sits atop the hill with its twin towers. There has been a cathedral at the site since 1060. The current one is from 1876, rebuilt after several fires. Inside, it contains impressive decoration crated by the famous Danish artist Joachim Skovgaard. In the northern crypt is the remains of the original church space. 

N. Sortebrødre Church
Originally, Viborg housed at least 12 parish churches. Today, only the cathedral and the Blackbrothers church, Sortebrødre Kirke remain. Sortebrødre is easy to recognize with its slender tower on the wide nave. Originally it was a monastery and inside you will see the altarpiece from Christiansborg in Copenhagen and a number of rare emblem paintings from the 18th century.

O. The Viborg hospital
The regional hospital Viborg Sygehus has been expanded several times. The original hospital was inaugurated in 1889, and then expanded in 1987 to 13 floors and most recently in 2018 with a brand new wing.

P. SøNæs
SøNæs was originally a bog which was drained Iin 1939 and, among other things, housed a football club. However, it was usually still under water for long periods. Since 2012 it has been a combined climate project and water landscape. Today SøNæs collects rainwater and is at the same time a cozy park with playground for everyone.

Q. Østre Teglgård
In its time, one of Viborgs many brickworks was located here and this was owned by the enterprising merchant Boye, who had a large number of businesses in Viborg. The gabled main building is today private property.

R. Sønder Mølle - Southern Mill
Was built as a grain mill back in the Middle Ages. Around 1315, the mill got its current location at Sønder Mølleådalen, which, together with Grejsdalen near Vejle and Mølleåen north of Copenhagen, was home to the first industry in Denmark. For over 600 years, Viborg’s citizens had their bread grains ground here. The mill belonged to Asmild Monastery, today it is a culture & Nature Centre.

S. Amtmandens Bro - The Sheriff's Bridge
The bridge was built in 1912 and was a gift to Viborg from Sheriff Grøn on the occasion of his silver wedding anniversary.

T. Forstbotanisk Garden
The forest botanical garden was established in  1914 as a forestry engineering project. On the 10 hectares there are more than 125 different tree species.

U. Gymnastikhøjskolen
Viborg Sports College was founded in 1951. Today it offers, among other things, an elite line and a police line if you want to get in shape to be a police officer.

V. Nordisk Park - Nordic Park
Nordisk Park was created from 1994 to 1997 to pay tribute to the five Nordic countries with plantings and landscape elements. There are motifs from Norse mythology such as Odin, Thor, a Norwegian log cabin and much more. The last few years it has been possible for the public to play dics golf in the park.

W. Asmild Church
Asmild church is among the few remains of the large Augustinian monastery that was consecrated in the 12th century. Among others, Bishop Gunner, who helped to write the famous words “by law the land shall be built” in Denmark’s original constition Jutland Law from 1241, ruled here. The monastery garden is laid out with simple, strict symmetry. 

X. Hedeselskabet
The beautiful buildings set back in the terrain house the Hedeselskabet, which was founded in 1866 with the aim to developing agriculture on the deserted heath in Jutland. Today it is one of the leading Danish companies within nature and the environment and has activities in a large number of countries. 

Y. Asmild Kloster Skov - The Monastery Wood
The monastery wood is a small forest area which is the remains of the park and garden around the Augustrinian monastery. The trees are from early 19th century and the forest floor is full of living memories of the past in the form of various medicinal herbs from the original monastery garden.