Aaah! It is springtime and the light, the colours and the smells are returning – this is maybe the loveliest and most beautiful time of year to go outside into the beautiful countryside. But what are the best experiences in spring in Odder? Let us guide you.
Maybe it is still too chilly to chill out at the beach. However, the beaches along the Odder Coast are actually nice all year round. There is no need to pack your bathing suit, unless you are in need of a refreshing, cold dip or inclined to visit one of the fine local public swimming pools. Heading to the beaches along the eastern cost of Jutland is still alluring, however, as the beaches are often sheltered from the wind which can make a walk along the beach a very pleasant experience, indeed.
The small coastal towns and maritime areas are waking from their long winter’s nap. At the marinas, you can see the boats being prepared for the new season and the eateries opening up again. Visiting the small port towns which are less overrun this time of year is a pleasant experience.
During spring, Denmark is wonderful. Good conditions for flowers mean that travelling around the country is a colourful experience. In the rural area surrounding Odder, you can experience blossoming rape fields throughout May. The beautiful yellow which stretches across wide areas is impressive and characterises the area at this time of year. This is also the time when the cherry trees blossoms and turn the landscape into a pink colour inferno.
In the local Odder area, you will find a large number of farm shops selling self-produced food, specialties and unique products. We recommend that you explore the local farm shops and enjoy the views along the way. Here, you have the opportunity to buy unique and authentic souvenirs to bring home from your holiday.
Try visiting Karensminde Frugtplantage where they produce fruit and berries and sell these at their own farm shop. Make sure to try the homemade Karensminde apple juice and take a stroll between the blossoming cherry trees in their plantation.
Many of the forests and open spaces around Odder show themselves in their most favourable light in springtime. The new light-green buds on the trees, a beautiful carpet of anemones on the forest floor and bird song above will all make the outing a relaxed party for your senses.
Immediately south-west of Odder is a larger forested are where it is possible to combine the nature experience with buildings of cultural historic value. This is where you find two manor houses located at a short distance from each other. One of these is Rathlousdal – built in 1674. The forest is also the home of a real bear grotto which is a remnant of a former zoo from the very early 1800s.
We have gathered local nature experiences on the VisitOdder digital map (Google Maps). Using the map, you can also follow hiking trails in the forests near Rathlousdal.
Eastertime is an obvious time for the entire family to do things together. Throughout the Easter break, you can participate in a host of activities and events in Odder, suitable for both big and small. Exercise your creative talent and create your own Easter decorations. We recommend that, afterwards, you visit one of the many local eateries which, over Easter, serve classic Danish Easter dishes. Yum.
Odder is the perfect starting point for short cycling trips which will provide lifelong memories – there are many signposted routes and terrain to suit every taste, from the very flat to the hilly. You could, for example, take the route called Kulturringen, which combines beautiful nature with cultural landmarks. Or take the route around Horsens Fjord via Cykelfærgen Alrø-Snaptun.
Spring is the perfect time for a cycling holiday in Denmark. The nature is beautiful and it is not yet too warm to stomp the pedals on the country roads. The ferrycrossing starts the first weekend of may.
And if you prefer mountain-biking, you can test your skills on the Bisgaardsskoven trail or the trail traversing the forests near Moesgaard. We hope you have fun!