Søren Pape Poulsen

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Local in Viborg

Søren Pape Poulsen was a busy politician who, until his death in March 2024, was a member of the Danish Parliament and chairman of the Conservative People's Party. However, he always had time to enjoy the many joys of Christmas, and he did so in his hometown of Viborg.

Before Søren's death, he gave his best recommendations and tips for his favourite Christmas experiences - in Viborg, where he lived. 

Because in historic Viborg, one of Denmark's most cosy Christmas towns, Christmas is just like in the old days - only better. Søren knew this, and he loved Christmas and the many Christmas traditions we repeat year after year, such as going to church, decorating and cooking delicious food. In addition, Søren especially loved the atmosphere in December when lights are switched on in the dark time. 

In his private life, Søren lived in Viborg, while at work he was a member of parliament and chairman of the Conservative People's Party.

One of the things Søren particularly appreciated about Viborg was the historical flavour, the beautiful nature and the atmosphere. That's why he often went for walks around Søndersø and Nørresø or in the historic Viborg he lived in the centre of, where key parts of Danish history have taken place.

Søren Pape, Jul i Viborg
Photo: Travis Lacy

Sørens guide

Four Tips for the Ultimate Christmas Visit to Viborg

"You should definitely visit Viborg Domkirke cathedral, either for one of the Advent services or on Christmas Eve. Here, there is room for peace and quiet and reflection, you do not have to perform, you simply have to be in the moment. I genuinely enjoy the hymns sung at Christmas, and on "

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