8 Sights in Skagen, Denmark (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Skagen, Denmark. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Skagen, Denmark.

Sightseeing Tours in Skagen

1. Den Tilsandede Kirke

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Den Tilsandede Kirke Hideko Bondesen / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Sand-Covered Church is the name given to a late 14th-century church dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome. It was a brick church of considerable size, located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southwest of the town centre of Skagen, Denmark. During the last half of the 18th century the church was partially buried by sand from nearby dunes; the congregation had to dig out the entrance each time a service was to be held. The struggle to keep the church free of sand lasted until 1795, when it was abandoned. The church was demolished, leaving the tower with crow-stepped gable as the only part of the original structure still standing.

Wikipedia: Sand-Covered Church (EN)

2. Råbjerg Mile

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Råbjerg Mile is a migrating coastal dune between Skagen and Frederikshavn, Denmark. It is the largest moving dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 2 km2 (0.4 mi2) and a height of 40 m (130 ft) above sea level. It is also the only major stretch of migrating dunes in Denmark. The dune contains a total of 4 million m3 of sand. The wind moves it in a north-easterly direction up to 18 metres (59 ft) a year. The dune leaves a low, moist layer of sand behind it, trailing back westwards towards Skagerrak, where the Mile originally formed more than 300 years ago. Over 250,000 people visit the dune every year.

Wikipedia: Råbjerg Mile (EN)

3. Skagens Museum

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Skagens Museum

Skagens Museum is an art museum in Skagen, Denmark, that exhibits an extensive collection of works by members of the colony of Skagen Painters who lived and worked in the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Important artists include Marie and P. S. Krøyer, Anna and Michael Ancher, Laurits Tuxen, Viggo Johansen, and Holger Drachmann. The museum also hosts special exhibitions. Its facilities include a café in the Garden House, an old building which for a while served as home residence and studio of Anna and Michael Ancher.

Wikipedia: Skagens Museum (EN), Website

4. Villa Pax

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Drachmann's House, also known as Villa Pax, is one of the major houses of Skagen, northern Denmark. Located on Hans Baghs Vej towards the western side of the town, it was built in 1829 and is now a museum. It is a writer's home museum dedicated to the writer and marine painter Holger Drachmann who lived in the house from 1902 until his death in a sanatorium in Hornbæk in January 1908. Drachmann had regularly visited Skagen from 1871.

Wikipedia: Drachmanns Hus (EN)

5. Skagen Bamsemuseum

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The Skagen Bamsemuseum was inaugurated in August 1998 and is Scandinavia's first and only Bamsemuseum. The Bamsmuseet consists of a small shop and two small floors with museum. The museum is made up of small booths, each of which tells a small story or shows an environment e.g. There is a construction site with shop, workers and a small mixing machine, or H.C. Andersen's adventure Emperor's new clothes in teddy bear form.

Wikipedia: Skagen Bamsemuseum (DA)

6. Skagen Bunkermuseum

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Skagen Bunker Museum is a private museum near the tip of Grenen in the far north of Jutland, Denmark. It is located in an old German bunker of the Regelbau 638 type which was used during the Second World War as an infirmary for treating wounded soldiers. It is now fitted out as a small museum with uniforms, weapons and other artifacts.

Wikipedia: Skagen Bunker Museum (EN), Website

7. Skagen Fyr

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Skagen FyrEric Gross from New York, US / CC BY 2.0

Skagen Lighthouse, also known as Skagen's Grey Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse four kilometres northeast of Skagen in the far north of Jutland, Denmark. Designed by architect Niels Sigfred Nebelong, it was brought into operation on 1 November 1858.

Wikipedia: Skagen Lighthouse (EN)

8. Hvide Fyr

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Hvide Fyr Arnoldius / CC BY-SA 3.0

Skagen's White Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse just north of the town of Skagen in the far north of Jutland, Denmark. It was operational from 1747 to 1858 when it was replaced by Skagen Lighthouse.

Wikipedia: Skagen's White Lighthouse (EN), Inscription


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