Visit the Viking Metropole of Denmark
Action, nature and culture for all tastes
Visitors to Southwest Jutland always find it easy to pass the time - whether they are into museums, exhibitions, music, churches, crafts or galleries. This is a region with a diverse cultural heritage. Traders, warriors, monks and mariners have frequented the area since time immemorial - and left their mark.
Southwest Jutland is home to Denmark's oldest runic inscription, on a stone from Malt that dates from the early Viking Age. Along with the runic stones at the churches in Læborg and Bække, it reminds us that the area has been inhabited for thousands of years. Runes are also found on the national treasures known as the Golden Horns, which were originally found at Gallehus near Tønder.