This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Skanderborg. To help you make friends with Skanderborg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Skanderborg is a city in Denmark in the region of East Jutland. It is a small, quiet town that has a population of 25,000 residents or more. The life of the city is very dependent on the nearby city of Aarhus, which is the capital of the region. Skanderborg is not nearly as famous in the tourist destination list as the nearby Silkeborg, but it is still a quaint place to rest and relax. Whether you want to stay at a hostel here for a few days or stop over for a quick visit, Skanderborg is a good place to add to the list.
The best way to get around while staying in Skanderborg is by foot. Alternatively, you could rent a bike from your hostel or a nearby shop. Public transit is available along Main Street. While taxis are available too, it is best to see what all the town has to offer at your own leisure while walking or cycling.
If you cannot find information about the local area at your hostel, head down to the culture house located in the middle of the city. There is a tourist office here with plenty of information on what to see and where to go in Skanderborg. Make sure you take a walk down to the lake and the Dyrehaven forest before you do anything else.
The tourist office will probably recommend the Skanderborg Museum, located on Main Street. It is a small house with a detailed look into the history of the city. If you walk around outside city limits, more of the town’s history can be seen in the form of old German bunkers left over from the Second World War. If you want to go further back in time, the Skanderborg Castle is located south of the city. The Castle itself is in ruins, but the old church and burial grounds are still standing today.
Written by local enthusiast for Skanderborg hostelsJakob Lombardi