The evenings grow darker, the temperature drops. The leaves turn, the wind shakes the trees and summer turns into autumn. This is the time for indoor “hygge” and, fortunately, Odder invites you inside and offers you warmth, experiences and togetherness.
Holiday homes are not just for the summer. In a summer house, every season has its charm. Danish “hygge” in front of the fireplace with a board game, a brisk walk in your windbreaker or day trips with shared experiences – this is a recipe for an unforgettable autumn break for the entire family at the Odder Coast.
Odder has many kilometres of coastline with thousands of summer houses. They are located near the coast in calm, natural surroundings but not far from the opportunities end experiences offered by the town.
Whether you want a gourmet meal or a takeaway, you will find it nearby. Unique restaurants in the countryside and exciting, exotic cafés and eateries in town caress your taste buds twelve months a year. Visit historic Norsminde Kro or rural Fru Møllers Mølleri for a gourmet meal. In the busy shopping centre of Odder, you can enjoy Asian or Greek food, find modern cafés or a quick meal on the go.
When the youngest members of the family are ready to shoot their bolts, the local area offers plenty of entertainment, fun, games and play. At the experience centre Kuglen & Keglen the entire family can challenge each other in bowling, crazy golf or pool and combine it with an ice-cream and a meal before or after the exertions.
Although autumn is upon us, you shouldn’t cheat yourself of a swim. Spektrum Odder, Vandhalla in Hou and Aqua Forum in Horsens are public swimming pools where splashing in the pools and sliding on the long water slides are mandatory.
At the RaceHall, children and adult alike can experience a veritable adrenalin rush on the go-cart track. And if that will not suffice, Rush invites you to enjoy a fantastic bouncy funhouse with 1,700 m2 interconnected trampolines.
At the idyllic Odder Museum, local cultural history is described in an exciting way at eye level and in a way that is relevant to children. Inside the historical buildings, you can visit the Odder Water and Steam Mill which is left exactly as when production ceased in 1955. Moreover, the museum has an interesting exhibition on hunting and has exciting special exhibitions which change from time to time.
In the Odder vicinity, you also find several internationally renowned museums. The architectural setting of the archaeological museum MOMU/Moesgaard is absolutely world-class and, in Horsens, you can learn about impressive and dramatic stories at Europe’s largest prison museum, FÆNGSLET. At Danmarks Industrimuseum, you can expand your knowledge on the development and life of the industrial and welfare societies of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Several events are planned around the autumn break and Halloween which are directed towards the youngest members of the family. Some events appeal to the creativity of children. You can, for example, learn to carve your own pumpkin or make your own lantern. For nature enthusiasts and curious minds, there are guided tours where you can learn more about the life of the forest and much more.
Naturally, there will also be events which are directed towards the grown-up audience. The VisitOdder calendar will give you an overall idea of the many local events.
A well-known saying goes that there is no such thing as poor weather – only poor attire. However, some days we just really want to stay indoors, and we are certain you feel the same way. However, when autumn displays its beauty, we cannot put off going outside in the beautiful nature around Odder and experience the beautiful colours of the trees. The forests are a beautiful display of red-yellow colours and the forest floor is full of mushrooms which the entire family can enjoy collecting.
We recommend a trip to Sondrup Plantation, a scenic area where you can collect mushroom for your dinner while enjoying a forest picnic.
Another cosy way of experiencing the beautiful autumn is by visiting the forest in a horse-drawn carriage. Kimbri near Ajstrup Beach arranges guided rides through the forest in horse-drawn carriages, making nice stops along the way.