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''Hobro''' is a city in [[North Jutland]], [[Denmark]]. It is by far the biggest city in Denmark with 7,2 million inhabitants if you include the metropolitan area. It is located in the bottom of Mariager Fjord, and it's harbour, which is the 3rd biggest in Europe (only behind Hamburg & Rotterdam), is the industrial heart of the city. During the last decade Hobro have seen a huge growth both financial and inhabitantwise. It has left Copenhagen behind, and the government is currently considering making Hobro the Capital of Denmark due to the importance of the city both in Denmark and Europe.
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'''Hobro''' is a city in [[North Jutland]], [[Denmark]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
'''By Plain''' The easiest way to access Hobro is by plain. Hobro International Airport serves fligths from every part of the world and it is located just outside the metropolitan area. An airport shuttle train operates trainrides to the city centre every 5 minutes.
 
 
'''By Train''' Hobro Railway Station is the nerve of transportation in Jutland. The station is connected to the rest of Denmark and high speed trains leave to and from Copenhagen every half hour. The railway station is located in the heart of Hobro and in walking distance from The Hilton Hotel, Sheraton and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
 
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
* A lot of the main attractions in Downtown Hobro is within walking distance, but due to the huge size of the city, when including the metropolitan area, the outskirts and Downtown is best connected through the Metro System. The Metro trains operates mostly underground and the stations are easily accesed from street level. Prices are very reasonable, and a 7 day travelcard, which include admission to 3 big tourist attractions, is only 350 DKK.
 
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* '''When''' first arriving to Hobro, the city and all it's sight might be hard to cope with. Therefore the tourbusses is a good way to gain an overlook of the city. It's a hop on/hop off system, which allowes you to leave the bus and get back on whenever you want. 200 DKK
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[[Image:Fyrkat.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A house at the Fyrkat viking centre]]
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* <see name="Fyrkat Vikingcentre" alt="" address="Fyrkatvej 37B" directions="" phone="+45 98 51 19 27" url="http://www.sydhimmerlandsmuseum.dk/english/fyrkat/forside.htm" hours="10-16 (Jun-Aug 10-17)" price="60 DKK" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Fyrkat is thought to be the oldest of the Viking ring castles, dating from around year AD. While the wooden structures are long gone, the 120 meter diameter earth ramparts are still very much visable. A short walk away the museum has reconstructed a viking village with  9 reconstructed farmhouses. There is a viking restaurant in the area too (see listing under ''[[#eat|eat]]'') and ocational live performances. </see>
  
* <see name="Fyrkat Vikingcentre" alt="" address="Fyrkatvej 37B" directions="" phone="+45 98 51 19 27" url="http://www.sydhimmerlandsmuseum.dk/english/fyrkat/forside.htm" hours="10-16 (Jun-Aug 10-17)" price="60 DKK" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Fyrkat is thought to be the oldest of the Viking ring castles, dating from around year AD. While the wooden structures are long gone, the 120 meter diameter earth ramparts are still very much visable. A short walk away the museum has reconstructed a viking village with 9 reconstructed farmhouses. There is a viking restaurant in the area too (see listing under ''[[#eat|eat]]'') and ocational live performances.</see>
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* <see name="Havnø Mill" alt="Havnø Mølle" address="Havnøvej 40, Hadsund" directions="30 km east of town, difficult to reach by public transport" phone="+45 9931 7460" email="ILA-kultur@aalborg.dk" fax="" url="" hours="19 Jun-31 Aug W noon-4PM" price="20 Kr, children free, group 10 Kr">Dutch thatched windmill built 1842, the oldest windmill in North JutlandRestored in 2000.</see>
  
* <see name="Verdenskortet (The World Map)" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Free" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Verdenskortet (The World Map) is a huge human made world map, which is build in the middle of Lake Klejtrup. The World Map served as inspiration to the The World Project outside the coast of Dubai. Verdenskortet (The World Map) is definately worth a visit. It is located 10 KM outside downtown Hobro.</see>
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* <see name="Hobro Art Gallery" alt="Kunstetagerne" address="Adelgade 26" directions="entrance through the library" phone="+45 9711 5200" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kunstetagerne.dk/" hours="M-F 9AM-6PM (M only Apr-Sep), Sa 9:30AM-1:30PM" price="Free">Exhibits Danish artists at six to eight new exibits every year.  The building was originally a brewery built in 1841.</see>
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* <see name="Mariager" alt="" address="" directions="15 km east of town, half an hour by bus 234" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Small town of 2,000 inhabitants beautifully located at the Mariager Fjord. The town dates back to the 15th and has preserved a number of old half-timbered houses and cobbled streets.</see>
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* <see name="World Map at Klejtrup Lake" alt="Verdenskortet ved Klejtrup Sø" address=" Søren Poulsens Vej 5, Klejtrup" directions="13 km southwest of town, 20 minutes by bus 65 then walk 8 minutes east" phone="+45 9854 6132" email="info@verdenskortet.dk" fax=+45 9854 6732"" url="http://www.verdenskortet.dk/" hours="16 Apr-2 Oct 10AM-5PM, week 27-31 10AM-6PM" price="65 Kr, children 2-12 years 45 Kr">5,000 sqm world map created 1944-1969 complete with lakers, rivers, mountains and flags.  Offers puzzles, playgound, pony riding, minigolf and horse carriage.  Also has shop, cafeteria and picnic area.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
* <see name="Svanen" alt="Veteran steam ferry" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <do name="Svanen" alt="Svanen tourboat" address="" directions="" phone="98524677" url="www.dssvanen.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></do>
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* <do name="Team LA" alt="" address="Graverhusevej 4, Solbjerg, Bælum" directions="35 km northeast of town, more than an hour by first bus 58 then bus 55" phone="+45 9833 7778" email="post@team-la.dk" fax="+45 9833 8770" url="http://www.team-la.dk/" hours="10AM-midnight" price="100 Kr, children free">Offers small zoo, farm, garden, cirkus, riding, climbing, and obstacle track.  There is also a restaurant.</do>
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* <do name="Triangle Route" alt="Trekantsruten" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Starts from Hobro harbour where a bus goes to Handest. From Handest, a veteran train goes to Mariager Harbour and from Mariager, the steam boat Svanen sails to Hobro Harbour. Tickets can be purchased in Hobro harbour.</do>
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Latest revision as of 14:12, 20 July 2013

Hobro is a city in North Jutland, Denmark.

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A house at the Fyrkat viking centre
  • Fyrkat Vikingcentre, Fyrkatvej 37B, +45 98 51 19 27, [1]. 10-16 (Jun-Aug 10-17). Fyrkat is thought to be the oldest of the Viking ring castles, dating from around year AD. While the wooden structures are long gone, the 120 meter diameter earth ramparts are still very much visable. A short walk away the museum has reconstructed a viking village with 9 reconstructed farmhouses. There is a viking restaurant in the area too (see listing under eat) and ocational live performances. 60 DKK.  edit
  • Havnø Mill (Havnø Mølle), Havnøvej 40, Hadsund (30 km east of town, difficult to reach by public transport), +45 9931 7460 (). 19 Jun-31 Aug W noon-4PM. Dutch thatched windmill built 1842, the oldest windmill in North Jutland. Restored in 2000. 20 Kr, children free, group 10 Kr.  edit
  • Hobro Art Gallery (Kunstetagerne), Adelgade 26 (entrance through the library), +45 9711 5200, [2]. M-F 9AM-6PM (M only Apr-Sep), Sa 9:30AM-1:30PM. Exhibits Danish artists at six to eight new exibits every year. The building was originally a brewery built in 1841. Free.  edit
  • Mariager, (15 km east of town, half an hour by bus 234). Small town of 2,000 inhabitants beautifully located at the Mariager Fjord. The town dates back to the 15th and has preserved a number of old half-timbered houses and cobbled streets.  edit
  • World Map at Klejtrup Lake (Verdenskortet ved Klejtrup Sø), Søren Poulsens Vej 5, Klejtrup (13 km southwest of town, 20 minutes by bus 65 then walk 8 minutes east), +45 9854 6132 (), [3]. 16 Apr-2 Oct 10AM-5PM, week 27-31 10AM-6PM. 5,000 sqm world map created 1944-1969 complete with lakers, rivers, mountains and flags. Offers puzzles, playgound, pony riding, minigolf and horse carriage. Also has shop, cafeteria and picnic area. 65 Kr, children 2-12 years 45 Kr.  edit

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  • Svanen (Svanen tourboat), 98524677, [4].  edit
  • Team LA, Graverhusevej 4, Solbjerg, Bælum (35 km northeast of town, more than an hour by first bus 58 then bus 55), +45 9833 7778 (, fax: +45 9833 8770), [5]. 10AM-midnight. Offers small zoo, farm, garden, cirkus, riding, climbing, and obstacle track. There is also a restaurant. 100 Kr, children free.  edit
  • Triangle Route (Trekantsruten). Starts from Hobro harbour where a bus goes to Handest. From Handest, a veteran train goes to Mariager Harbour and from Mariager, the steam boat Svanen sails to Hobro Harbour. Tickets can be purchased in Hobro harbour.  edit

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Routes through Hobro
FrederikshavnAalborg  N noframe S  RandersAarhus




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