The island of Alrø in Horsens inlet can be reached by car over a 1 km long dam which was constructed in 1929. The island is 7 km long and 5 km wide. It has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
Alrø's most famous inhabitant
The Danish writer Morten Korch has lived and worked on Alrø in periods of his life. He was inspired by the surroundings on the island and the farms such as Bakkegården og Møllegården which can be retrieved in his works.
The origin of Alrø
Legend says that the island got its name in the Viking Age when the Viking King Hjarne lived on the nearby island Hjarnø. He married a young girl called Alrune and gave her Alrø. Their son Lave was given the island Endelave, which is situated southeast of Alrø.
Great restaurants with danish courses
The old "Møllegården" farm is today a resturant situated in an old pig's stable. In the far corner of the island, near the tiny berth for the bicycle ferry, lies Café Alrø where you can treat yourself with a traditional danish course called "Tarteletter" and in the building of the former grocery store you can enjoy traditional danish meals at Alrø Traktørsted.
You can experience paintings and intimate concerts at Galleri Mynster in the island’s old school building.
The charming bicycle-ferry
In the southern end of the island, you find the old steamboat pier, which is a popular excursion spot all year round. This is also the place where the small bicycle-ferry crosses the inlet of Horsens Fjord and connects Alrø with Hjarnø and Snaptun in the summer.