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Rådhustorvet i Randers

The Star Route

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Randers is almost 1000 years old, and there are over 1000 good stories to tell about the city. On the Star Route you get the stories behind 15 places in the city - the new, the old and the very old.

You can learn more about Niels Ebbesen's rebellion against Den Kullede Greve, the large horse markets, the many monasteries and castles that once stood right here in the city center, and much, much more.

Follow the Star Route

The route is 2.5 km long and very handicap friendly. There is no fixed starting or ending point - you can just follow the route around town using the folder or you can follow the little brass stars in the pavement. 

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Rådhustorvet og Niels Ebbesen
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Rådhustorvet og Niels Ebbesen

The beautiful white building is the old city hall, which was built in 1778. It has not always been where it is today. In 1930 it was decided to move it 3 meters, because the road next to it had to be ...

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Østervold og Den Jyske Hingst
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Østervold og Den Jyske Hingst

Den Jyske Hingst (The Jutlandic Stallion) was created by Helen Schou, and it was put up in 1969 as a reminder of the famous horse markets, and the impressive work with breeding the jutlandic horses.

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Underværket og Jens Otto Krags Plads
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Underværket og Jens Otto Krags Plads

Underværket is an untraditional market and culture house, which was founded in 2000. It has a lively environment, where people are able to meet across ethnic backgrounds. Both artists, traders and dif...

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Kulturhuset (The House of Culture)
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Kulturhuset (The House of Culture)

Kulturhuset holds the main library of the neighbourhood of Randers in the ground floor, the Museum of Culture History on the first floor and the Art Gallery of Randers on the second floor. The buildin...

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Slotspladsen
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Slotspladsen

In medieval times, there was a convent on Slotspladsen (the Castle Square). In 1535, the convent was given to the crown after the reformation. The king, Christian the Third transformed it into Dronnin...

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Brødregade and Randers Handsker
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Brødregade and Randers Handsker

In this cosy pedestrian street you will experience a mixture of old and new. It was here the glove factory Randers Handsker started, which is a Purveyor to the Danish Court and North Europe’s only glo...

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Niels Ebbesens Hus
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Niels Ebbesens Hus

The house was build by merchant and councilman Jens Jensen. It is the largest preserved lumbered house in Randers and was build in 1643.

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Håndværksmuseet (The Craftmanship Museum)

The Craftmanship Museum is placed at the alcohol factory's old warehouse. The museum exhibits more than 20 craftsmen workshops, which are shown by craftsmen themselves who will happily tell the storie...

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Laksetorvet
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Laksetorvet

Randers have since the olden days been known for the big salmon that can be caught in Gudenåen. In 2009 a salmon was caught that was 124 cm long and weighed 21,1 kilos.

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Randers Regnskov og Vorup Enge
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Randers Regnskov og Vorup Enge

From Justesens grass lane besides Randers Regnskov, there is access to an old pulling trail for barges along Gudenåen and Voup meadows. The meadows was re-established in 2003 as a wetland.

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Randers Kloster (Randers Convent)
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Randers Kloster (Randers Convent)

In medieval times, Randers was known for the many convents. However, they were demolished when the king decided to turn the Danes into Protestants instead of Catholics. However, with this happening, t...

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Sct. Mortens Kirke
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Sct. Mortens Kirke

Sct. Mortens Kirke is an unusually beautiful and big gothic market town church from the end of the 15th century. The church interior is infected by many carvers and remembering tablets of the biggest ...

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Torvegade
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Torvegade

Try to imagine 2000 horses up the street Torvegade – so much noise and so many horse droppings! It was here, the famous horse markets in Randers where held.

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Helligåndshuset
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Helligåndshuset

The construction of Helligåndshuset (the Holy Spirit's house) was started c. 1434 as a convent for the Helligåndordenen (the Holy Spirit's Order) where Sct. Mortens Church was the functioning church c...

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Houmeden - Denmark's oldest pedestrian street
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Houmeden - Denmark's oldest pedestrian street

Did you know that Denmark's oldest pedestrian street is Houmeden in the middle of Randers? Houmeden was closed permanently to car traffic in the summer of 1963. It was not until 1964 that Copenhagen’s...

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