This was another interesting city – a mix of modern and ancient. Located on a busy container port, the city area was clean and bright. A major university town of Denmark, it is a popular place for young people to live. Our tour took us beyond the town into the hilly areas that feature lakes and wooded hills, walking tracks and picnic spots. Silkeborg is a small town, on a waterway where children on school holidays were kayaking. Our main object though was the museum which houses the Tolland Man – an iron age exhibit of a man, well-preserved, found in a peat bog in 1952. It’s a very small museum, but was very interesting to see installations of the way people lived in that area over 3000 years ago. On the coach ride back to Aarhus we passed through a small village with an extraordinary cemetery – all the graves were individual gardens, separated by hedges and it was meticulously maintained by the local community.
Just read all your blogs do far. Your Amsterdam blog bought back happy memories. Jen