Roam around pretty little towns, enjoy nature and culture, follow historic traces:

Rømø and its surroundings offer a great deal of leisure activities for the whole family. At the same time, you’ll stay flexible as the island of Rømø is joined to the mainland by a 10-km long causeway, completely independent of tides and ferry times.


Discover Rømø and its surroundings

Rømø is a paradise for long, leisurely walks on the beach, through the heathland or in the pine woods. Every season has a charm of its own! Europe’s widest beach is also considered a hotspot for activities such as wind and kite surfing, kite buggy driving and horse riding. The annual kite festival takes place every September. And what’s more – Rømø is ideal for a holiday with your four-legged friends!

The variety of bird life will thrill ornithologists, as the island with its mud-flats is an important stopover for migratory birds. There’s also “Black Sun” a unique natural spectacle with up to a million starlings performing their “ballet” in large formations, dancing in the evening sky. For more information see www.vadehavscentret.dk

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How about a trip to the mainland?

There’s something in the area to suit every taste. Here are a few tips:

Ribe: Experience Denmark’s oldest town, with its impressive cathedral, the town’s landmark. Further highlights are the historic town hall, the art and Viking museum, as well as picturesque streets and alleys. In Ribe, you will find lots of shops and nice restaurants.

Tønder: Beautiful gabled houses, exciting museums and the impressive cathedral, the “Monastery Café” and “The Old Pharmacy” – welcome to charming Tønder! Every year there’s the well-known Tønder Folk Music Festival and the famous Christmas market. The town is close to the German border with shopping facilities in Süderlügum. Visit the Nolde museum in Seebüll as well as the towns Højer with Dutch windmills and a historic sluice built in 1861, and Møgeltønder with Schackenborg castle and a beautiful church.

Esbjerg: This seventh-biggest Danish town welcomes you with attractive shops, the big Fishing and Seafaring Museum, plus the Esbjerg Art festival and the artistic emblem “People by the Sea” – in Denmark known as “The Four White Men” – at Sædding beach. The island of Fanø is only a 10-minute ferry trip away. On Fanø, you can see and experience an amber processing workshop, a glass blowing studio and a small art museum.

Løgumkloster: This church, situated in the former Cistercian monastery, is regarded as one of the most beautiful of medieval Denmark and is the venue for regular organ recitals. Close to the church, you can see the largest carillon in Northern Europe, comprising 49 bells which ring six times a day.

Legoland: LEGOLAND® Billund is Denmark’s biggest and most popular amusement park for children, families and all the young at heart. Read more under www.legoland.dk/

Hjemsted Oldtidspark: How did people live in the Iron Age? History comes alive here with numerous activities. The adventure park, partially underground, exhibits excavations and discoveries originally found in the little village of Hjemsted. There’s also a museum shop and a café.

Skærbæk: This small village is situated on the mainland, near the causeway to Rømø. You will find places to go shopping, a medical centre and a pharmacy. The leisure activities centre offers a pool and bowling. There is also a gocart-track northwest of Skærbæk.