Viborg is one of the best and oldest places in Denmark and is located in the center of the country. In central Jutland, it stands enchantingly between two lakes and is enclosed by immense forests and a big heartland. For those who want an escape from actual city life, Viborg is perfect. It has many fishing and golf opportunities as well as wondrous sites for walking and other types of excursions. Viborg was originally called Wibjerg, meaning “sacred hill.” It is the seat of both Viborg County as well as municipality. Viborg is one of the oldest towns in Denmark with Viking settlements dating back to the 8th century.
Viborg derives its name from the combination of two words, ‘Wii’ symbolizing a holy place and ‘berg’ referring to a hill. During the Middle Ages, Viborg was a significant place in terms of political and religious matters. Before the Protestant Reformation, Viborg was the home to five monasteries, about 12 parish churches, many chapels and the Cathedral. Just like other cities in Denmark, Viborg is also home to many historic churches and significant artwork. Two of the top tourist destinations which are included in travel itineraries are the Asmild church and the church of the Southern Parish. Hald Hovedgard is the most popular historical museum of the city. The Hvolris, on the other hand, is also an archaeological site that displays pre-historic exhibits. Another historical museum is the Regional museum.
Other attractions include Skovgaard Museum and Viborg Siftsmuseum. In addition to pre-historic exhibits, it has statues, sculptures and a fountain, as well as a market and other shopping areas. If you want a new experience, Monsted is the place to go. It includes industrial attractions, a factory museum, mining and geological attractions, as well as tunnels and scenic small town villages.Beautiful walking trails of Viborg.
Viborg is famous for Viborg Cathedral, which is the area’s most popular tourist attraction. The construction of the cathedral started in 1130 and took about 50 years. The building has burned to the ground and has been re-built several times. Only the crypt of the original cathedral is still preserved. The newest of the church are from 1876. The cathedral is famous for its many paintings by Danish painter Joakim Skovgaard, which depict stories from the Bible. Viborg is a growing tourist destination and what makes a Viborg an exotic vacation. A walking tour is highly encouraged as almost every area within the city has something to see. A do-it-yourself tour is the best way to enjoy Viborg. Viborg is also home to The Animation Workshop, an art school based in a former barracks on the outskirts of town.