This is where you get to go shopping in Denmark’s very first pedestrian street, stroll along charming cobblestone streets flanked by the most incredible, old half-timbered houses; and here, Randers inlet meets Gudenåen, Denmark’s longest stream.
The history of Randers has been proven to date back to the 11th century, and you truly feel this walking down the town’s narrow medieval streets.
Through the ages, the town and its surrounding area has been the scene of plenty of drama and romance. For instance when King Frederik IV kidnapped the beautiful, noble maiden Anna Sophie Rewentlow from the castle of Clausholm Slot. Or when the resistance cell from Hvidsten Kro inn picked up weapons and British parachuting soldiers during World War II. Or when the town was the scene of one of the biggest uproars in Danish national history and the nobleman Niels Ebbesen killed Den Kullede Greve – The Bald Count – in 1340.