On the island of Alrø, there is a plethora of water activities for anglers and kite-surfers, unspoilt nature, histories from the Stone Age, cosy farm shops and, not least, some of Denmark’s most desirable filled patty shells.
On Alrø you can taste Denmark’s most desirable filled patty shells. And they are one of the largest in Denmark aswell.
During the summer, you can get to Alrø by sea on the bicycle ferry between Alrø and Snaptun across Horsens Fjord - including island-hoping via Hjarnø. All year round, you can reach the island by car via a dam.
The very special island atmosphere is what makes Alrø unique. One of the smallest churches of the district, Alrø Church, is found at the highest point of the island, some 14 meters above sea level. The landscape is flat and open, so there is are beautiful views from the church over the cultivated fields, the coastlines and Horsens Fjord.
The church is distinctive in that its appearance is that of a Romanesque church, although it was built in the late Middle Ages around 1400 AD. An old tradition of tolling the bells for a full hour at a funeral is still maintained.
The island is 7 km long and 5 km wide and has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Part of the island is nature and cultivated, but you also encounter small farm shops and lovely eateries on your way.
Go island hopping to the nearby island and get the entire story. Legend has it that the island of Alrø acquired its name during the Viking Age when the Viking chief Hjarne lived on Hjarnø. He married the girl Alrune and gave her Alrø (Translates as Alrune’s Island). Their son, Lave, was granted the island Endelave.