Family Holiday in the charming town Ebeltoft on Djursland


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In the southern part of Djursland, you will find one of Denmark’s most popular holiday towns, Ebeltoft. The town is famous for its slanting half-timbered houses, winding streets with cobbled stones and blooming hollyhocks, which all makes the town ooze charm from every corner.

The old part of Ebeltoft is loaded with nostalgia. Cafes, restaurants, and lovely shops idyllically flank the winding medieval streets with their cobbled stones, half-timbered houses, and hollyhocks. The town is famous for its vibrant shopping area with tempting bargains for everyone, and on bank holidays and for special events, shops are open on Sundays and in the evenings.

The town of Ebeltoft and its historical town centre is part of Mols Bjerge National Park. The town square is the very heart of it all with market stands, the iconic watchmen, and the old town hall, Det Gamle Rådhus, and it all forms an incredible setting.

Ebeltoft’s Famous Landmark

Det Gamle Rådhus i Ebeltoft

The Old Town Hall

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Couples from all over Denmark and even the world come to Ebeltoft’s old town hall to be married in the charming and unique historical setting.

The town hall is also home to Museum Østjylland, which all year round has exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages. Take a break from the buzzing street and stop by the charming Farvergård, where the area’s peasants and the town’s citizens came to have their yarn and fabrics dyed. The museum put on activities for young and older visitors alike all year round, and during holidays in particular, everyone gets to engage in fun, educational, and cosy activities.

The singing of the night watchmen is a beautiful and fascinating experience. During the summer months, the watchmen walk their round around Ebeltoft starting at the stairs in front of Det Gamle Rådhus, and their strong voices can be heard far away. Around Christmas and during the town’s apple festival, Ebelfestival, during the autumn holiday, the watchmen can be heard and seen, too, walking along the charming cobbled streets with blooming hollyhocks decorating the picturesque half-timbered houses.

Vægtergang i Ebeltoft på Djursland

Nightwatchmen in Ebeltoft

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Non-Stop Great Holiday Experiences

Near the world’s longest wooden ship, Fregatten Jylland, the neighbouring Glasmuseet Ebeltoft is famous across the world for its unique collection of international modern glass art. And just a short drive away from the heart of Ebeltoft, you will find Ree Park Safari, where you have the chance to experience wildlife from across the globe up close.

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Coastline, Beaches, and Stunning Sunsets

Ebeltoft is the only west-facing town on the east coast of Jutland, and the sunsets there are absolutely amazing. You and your family can have fun catching crabs or simply enjoy the serenity and the view of Mols Bjerge.

Being a coastal town, Ebeltoft has an interesting harbour environment as well as a number of popular beaches. Ahl Beach and Vibæk Beach are both very child-friendly beaches. Just east of Ebeltoft, you will find Dråby Beach and Boeslum Beach, and in Ebeltoft Vig bay, your chances of catching a flatfish or a sea trout are great, just as you can go surfing, sea kayaking, and enjoy every other fun water sport.

Activities In and Around Ebeltoft

Cykelrute ved Ebeltoft på Djursland


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If you are up for a ride on one of Denmark’s most highly recognised mountain bike tracks, you can challenge yourself on the 13 km route, or perhaps go to a disc-golf course, which is a mix between a golf and a Frisbee course, go for a walk with a llama, hike, and so much more.

Activities in and around Ebeltoft

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